Train to be a lifeguard

Courses available at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre

Do you have what it takes to be a lifeguard?

Learn new skills and help save the lives of others.

We have a number of NPLQ courses running throughout the year here at Tewkesbury Leisure Centre. NPLQ is widely accepted by swimming pools in the UK and Ireland as a minimum qualification as a role of a lifeguard within the swimming pool. The NPLQ course includes 3 sections:

• Section 1 - The lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool and Supervision
• Section 2 - Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
• Section 3 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid.
• Section 4 - AED

The course includes swimming pool rescue skills, basic life support, basic First Aid, managing a casualty suffering from a spinal injury, managing a swimming pool environment, identifying hazards that could cause harm to users and much more. Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

• 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 floor of the pool
• Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design allows

Our courses are due to run on the following dates:

• 6th - 10th August 2018 (8.00am - 5.00pm)
• 22nd Oct-26th Oct (8.00am - 5.00pm)

For more information please complete our enquiry form below and we will be in touch. Otherwise drop us an email at or give us a call on 01684 293 740.

Working in partnership with the Royal Lifesaving Society.