The NPLQ course duration is 40 hours plus assessment.
The course comprises of physical training and theoretical classroom work,
followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue,
first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills.
The qualification is internationally recognised and is incorporated on the
Qualifications Framework at Level 2.
The NPLQ is valid for 2 years from the date of issue.
•Aged 16+ before the start of the course
•Jump/dive into deep water
•Swim 50 metres in around 60 seconds
•Tread water for 30 seconds
•Swim 100 metres continuous on both front and back
•Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
(2.25m deep at Gurnell Leisure Centre)
•Climb out of the pool unaided without the use of steps
If you require any special conditions to take the course
The course costs £265 and this includes all course fees,materials and
the final assessment.
Course fees must be paid in full upon application.
The fee is non-refundable. Please fill in the online booking form to reserve a place.
The dates for the course are as listed, times are TBC
Classroom based learning at the Perivale Community Centre and
the practical sessions will be held at the Gurnell Leisure Centre.
You must be able to attend all the dates to qualify.