Lifeguard Training Course - NPLQ

Lifeguard Training Course - NPLQ - Lifeguard Training Course - NPLQ

2020 dates for the NPLQ course are: 

  • April 2020: Monday 13th - Friday 17th April 2020
  • June 2020: Monday 29th June - Friday 3rd July 2020
  • August 2020: Sunday 23rd Aug (1pm Start) - 28th August 2020

To book an NPLQ course, please select from the dates at the bottom of this page.

The course requires that you complete 40 hours and as such it is required for you to have 100% attendance.

Each day will be a mixture of wet and dry sessions, both around the Sandford Parks Lido complex and in the classroom, please being appropriate clothing for post swimming and in case of wet weather.



  • 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 permits

Lunch and Refreshments
You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or purchase from the Sandford Parks Lido Cafe.


There is a pay and display car park at Sandford Parks Lido, which has a day tariff of £8.20. 

Photo ID
At the start of the week we will need to see some form of photo ID, such as a driving licence or passport that proves you are who you are to complete the course, please bring this on the first day.

The assessment is on the afternoon of last day of the course. To obtain a lifeguarding qualification you will need to attend the assessment and successfully pass it. At the beginning of the teaching week this will be fully explained.

You will need:

Pens and Highlighters. 

Photo ID.

A jacket or coat. 

Money for Parking.

Swimming costume, including t-shirt and shorts.

Once signed up and paid for the course, please fill in this form; NPLQ Enrolment Form 2020 and return to

Available Dates

 NPLQ Lifeguard Course: 13th - 17th April

9 spots available

 NPLQ Lifeguard Course: 29th June -3rd July

8 spots available

 NPLQ Lifeguard Course: 23rd Aug - 28th Aug

12 spots available