The Sports Centre is running the following courses leading to the above qualification in 2013:
8 April to 13 April - Now taking bookings
15 July to 20 July - Now taking bookings
22 July to 27 July - Now taking bookings
28 October to 2 November - Now taking bookings
The qualification is nationally recognised giving scope to work anywhere in the UK. For more information contact Iain Strachan on 01256 302225 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
www.iql.org.uk/index.php/lifeguarding/nplq-8th-edition for information from the Royal Lifesaving Society.
The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland that complies with the industry guidance contained within the HSE publication 'Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools' Generally, the NPLQ is a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard nationwide.
The RLSS UK NPLQ is not just a qualification it can be a stepping stone into a career within the leisure industry.
The NPLQ and associated courses are administered by IQL UK Ltd, a trading subsidiary of the Royal Life Saving Society.
The NPLQ course duration is 36 -38 hours split over 3 Sections, 1. The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision, 2. Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan and 3. CPR, AED and First Aid. The NPLQ is awarded upon successful completion of all sections following assessment on all subjects.
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 and a further 20 hours of ongoing training and competency assessment must be completed before a lifeguard can renew their qualification prior to the expiry of their existing award.
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Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the NPLQ must: