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Are you interested in taking a formal Lifeguarding qualification? Then read on

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification award, is a national qualification, valid for two years from the date of the exam, followed by 20 hours training by a qualified trainer assessor required over the two years to renew the qualification.

Course Dates

Monday 28 October - Saturday 2 November 2019Applemore Health and Leisure
Monday 28 October - Saturday 2 November 2019Ringwood Health and Leisure

 Entry requirements

Minimum age 16yrs+ at the time of taking the NPLQ assessment
Able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:-

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

Bronze Medallion (or higher), Life Support awards, First Aid awards an advantage but not essential


How much does it cost?

£225 including course tuition, exam fees and training manual.

Please note - The course is non-refundable. We may offer a transfer onto another course, for medical reasons only, at the discretion of the Training Manager.

Want to enrol?

If you would like to book onto one of our courses then please fill in the NPLQ enrolment form below. This will need to be given to your course teacher before the start of the course and can either be given to reception at time of payment or electronically via email if you decide to pay over the phone.

NPLQ enrolment form

Full payment must be taken on booking. Spaces cannot be reserved without payment.

Please read the terms and conditions and prerequisites on the enrolment form before confirming your place.  

What do I need to bring?

T-shirt, shorts over swimming costume/trunks (no Bermuda type shorts)
Comfortable clothing for the classroom sessions
Course material required
Pens, notebook for theory
Refreshments & lunch

New Forest First Aid courses 

Are you or your company interested in gaining a First Aid Qualification? New Forest Health and Leisure are now offering certified First Aid courses through the Royal Lifesaving Society.

Our courses include:

CourseCostTraining hours requiredTime to completion
IQL Level 3 Award in First Aid at work£19018 hours (with four hours home learning)Three full days
IQL Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at work£80Six hours (with one hour home learning)One full day
First Aid at work (re qualification)£13012 hours (with two hours home learning)Two full days

All courses last for three years from the date of assessment. Renewals must be completed before course expiry.