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. The course will be delivered in line with Covid-19 guidelines. Courses are available to both students and non-students.

For more information and course content visit

2021/22 NPLQ course dates:

Course Course dates and times (2022/23) Location Price  How to book?
RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Monday 11 to Saturday 16 July from 9:30am to 6:30pm 

St Leonard's Land Swimming Pool

Students: £240

Non-students: £260

Student - booking link 

Non-student - booking link 

Please note all bookings should now be made online using the above links.