Sport & Exercise

RLSS lifeguard courses

Sport & Exercise offer a number of RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification courses throughout the year.

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course is a minimum of 36 hours long followed by a practical assessment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR. Courses are available to both students and non-students.

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2022/23 NPLQ course dates:

Course Course dates and times  Location Price  Booking info
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Monday 2 to Friday 6 from 8:30am to 5pm and  Saturday 7 January  from 11am to 5:30pm 

St Leonard's Land Swimming Pool

Students: £240

Non-students: £260

Students booking link 

Non-students booking link

Please note all bookings should now be made online using the above links. If you have any questions please email