NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD QUALIFICATION
The NPLQ is a nationally recognised workplace qualification for the supervision, rescue and first aid response when working at a swimming pool.
NPLQ plus FAW
This NPLQ course includes the content to achieve your Level 3 First Aid at Work qualification all within a single course.
NPLQ is a 40 hour course delivered across 6 days, including an assessment on the final day.
This course also requires 10 hours of home study.
Section 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision
Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue
Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan
Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid
Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 – First Aid
Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
Jump/dive into deep water
Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
Tread water for 30 seconds
Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
Climb out the pool unaided
Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working as a pool lifeguard and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment.
The NPLQ is valid for 2 years from the date of the assessment.
Candidates may renew their qualification by booking a renewal assessment before the 2 year period has expired.