NPLQ Courses this February

Learn to save lives

NPLQ Courses

The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. We regularly run NPLQ courses here at Ongar Leisure Centre. Learn valuable life saving skills and become qualified for a job in lifeguarding with part time and full time options available.

And why stop there? If you become a lifeguard at a Places Leisure Centre, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in leisure, with potential Placemaker, Placemaker Manager, and Duty Manager roles available in the centre.

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Course Dates
  • Saturday 12th to Thursday 17th February (assessment day on Friday 18th February)
  • Saturday 9th to Friday 15th April (excluding Sunday 10th)
  • Saturday 25th June to Friday 1st July (excluding Sunday 26th)
  • Saturday 16th to Friday 22nd July (excluding Sunday 17th)
  • Saturday 22nd to Friday 28th October (excluding Sunday 23rd)
  • £260 per person
For more information, please contact:

Dominic Daniel:

Or, call us on 01277 363 969

Course Requirements

All candidates must meet the following criteria to take part in this course:

  • Be aged 16+ on the date of the assessment
  • Be able to jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in under 60 seconds
  • Able to swim 100m consistently on their front
  • Able to swim 100m consistently on their back
  • Able to tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Able to surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Able to climb out of the pool unaided without a ladder where the pool design permits