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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification with Emergency First Aid & AED


This is the first step for those who wish to obtain the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification unit 18.2 and lifeguard at an indoor or outdoor pool. Ideal for those wishing to work in Leisure Centres or on Summer Camps.

Course Fee - Full Course
  External Candidates: £245
  Leeds Beckett Students/Staff: £230

Course Fee – Renewal **
  External Candidates:     £150
  Leeds Beckett Student/Staff:  £140

** Please note renewal candidates must have an existing qualification that is still in date by the final day of the course to qualify for this option.  As a renewal candidate you will need to have completed 20 hours of logged training in the last 24 months, however these 20 hours can be completed on the course.**
To complete the FULL course ALL the hours listed must be completed

Academic Year 2017-2018

Course One    
Monday   4 September 2017  09:00 - 18:00 
Tuesday  5 September 2017  09:00 - 18:00 
Wednesday 6 September 2017  09:00 - 18:00 
Thursday 7 September 2017  09:00 - 18:00 
Friday  8 September 2017  09:00 - 18:00 
Sunday  10 September 2017  13:00 - 18:00 

Plus Icon Pre-requisites
You must be able to demonstrate that you are:
  • Fit & healthy
  • Able to jump or dive into the pool in the deep water
  • Able to swim continuously for 100m on your front & 100m on your back
  • Able to swim 50m in under 60 seconds
  • Able to tread water in deep water for 30 seconds
  • Able to surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
  • Able to climb in & out of a pool unaided (without the use of steps)
  • Submerse & touch the bottom of the pool with hands (feet first touch not acceptable)
  • Complete 50m breaststroke legs only using a kickboard
  • Breath-hold for 20 seconds floating face down in the water
Plus Icon Course Information
To allow a successful candidate to undertake responsible lifeguarding duties in both a professional/voluntary atmosphere.

Course Content

Unit 1
  • Element 1 – The principles of pool lifeguarding
  • Element 2 – Water Rescue Skills
  • Element 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Element 4 – First Aid at Work
Unit 2
  • Element 5 – The Lifeguard, the Law and Codes of Practice
  • Element 6 – The Swimming Pool and the Role of the Lifeguard
  • Element 7 – Normal Operating Plans
  • Element 8 – Emergency Action Plans
  • Element 9 – Provision and use of Play Equipment
  • Element 10 – Diving & Jumping in Swimming Pools
  • Element 11 – Fumes, Waterslides & other Water Features in Pools
Automated External Defibrillation (AED)
  • Training on AED can now be included in the NPLQ qualification. The training is designed to train individuals in both theoretical and practical aspects of First Aidwhen needing to use a defibrillator.
Course Exam/Certificate

In order to gain an NPLQ certificate which is valid for 2 years, you must:
  • Attend all course hours and successfully complete both the theory and practical assessments
  • Successfully complete the on courses assessments for Unit 2
Course Duration
  • 42 hours
Course Venue
  • Carnegie Sports Centre, Headingley Campus, Leeds, LS6 3QQ

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