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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The Hawthorns School Sports Centre, in partnership with the RLSS, offers a variety of courses.


Becoming a lifeguard is a route to a fulfilling job that could lead to you saving someone’s life one day.

Lifeguards are an integral part of the staff at a swimming pool. They keep an eye on everything happening from poolside and are qualified to intervene if a person is in trouble.

The role is nearly always offered on a part-time basis and this flexibility means it is often taken up by young people at college or university.

For many, becoming a lifeguard provides an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry. Many Pool Managers began their professional careers as lifeguards.

Upcoming courses

15th – 19th July 2024

For further information and to enrol on this course, please contact Sean Buchan [email protected]

NPLQ Training Assessor Course

If you are an experienced Lifeguard and are looking for the next step in a worthwhile career, then why not become a Trainer Assessor for the RLSS.  This is a fantastic move for the right person who wants to pass on their knowledge to the new generation of people who want to become lifeguards.


  • Over 16 years of age
  • A member of the Royal Life Saving Society UK and
  • Hold a full National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Next Course: enquire with Sean

For more information and or to enquire about availability please contact Sean Buchan, Sports Centre Assistant Manager on 01883 743377 ex 2086 or e-mail [email protected]

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