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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

February half term 2021

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)

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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