Lifeguard Training Course - NPLQ

Lifeguard Training Course - NPLQ - Lifeguard Training Course - NPLQ

2022 dates for the NPLQ course are: All dates have SOLD OUT

  • Monday 11th April - Friday 15th April
  • Monday 25th July - Friday 29th July
To book an NPLQ course, please select from the dates at the bottom of this page. Please email if you have any queries.
Once signed up and paid for the course, please fill in this form (NPLQ Enrolment Form 2020) and return to

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 bring appropriate clothing for both swimming and dry side activities 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
Please bring your own lunch. There is an on-site cafe, but the waiting times could be long during the school holidays.

There is a pay and display car park at Sandford Parks Lido.

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 kit, including t-shirt and shorts and a towel

Available Dates