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Train to become a lifeguard this summer

The UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland that complies with the industry requirements. This qualification is a recruitment requirement for a number of leisure jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of this course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard in the UK.

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course is 36 hours long over 5 days with a practical assessment covering theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.

All applicants must be 16 years or over.

Both Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre and Pools on the Park run National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses throughout the year.

Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre
The next courses will be held from Monday 24 to Saturday 29 July and Monday 14 to Saturday 19 August If you would like to register your interest please email Rob at

Pools on the Park
Over the summer Pools on the Park will be running 4 courses;
Course 1: 12, 13, 14, 17 and 18 July
Course 2: 26, 27, 28, 31 July and 1 August
Course 3: 9, 10 11, 14 and 15 August
Course 4: 17, 18, 21, 22 and 23 August

The timings of the course are 8.30am-6.00pm every day. If you would like more information please contact Sarah at

100% attendance is required on the course to enter the assessment which is wholly practical and oral – there are no written parts to the assessment process. Applicants must be physically fit, have good vision and hearing, and be mentally alert and self-disciplined.

The cost of the course is &258.

Please click here for more information or contact Teddington Pools & Fitness Centre or Pools on the Park on 020 3772 2999.

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