Bollington Health & Leisure


RLSS Lifeguard - Become a Lifeguard

Monday 28th October  – Saturday 2nd November 2019

100% attendance compulsory


The course syllabus is split into three sections:

Section 1 – The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan

Section3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid and AED

The course will include continual assessment of understanding of the syllabus and practical skills. Candidates must demonstrate competence in all aspects of the syllabus to be put forward to the end of course assessment, taken by an independent assessor. Any candidates who fail to pass all elements of the assessment will have 28 days to retake failed elements. Further fees will be chargeable for any additional support, training and assessments.

This course is a minimum of 40 hours plus assessment and attendance at all sessions is compulsory.

Following the assessment, the NPLQ qualification will remain valid for 2 years. You can then retake the assessment providing that you have attended regular staff training in the workplace during the 2 year period. The FAW is valid for 3 years.

NPLQ Course Entry Requirements

Prior to enrolling on a course, the RLSS requires that you meet the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate that you are fit and healthy
  • Jump or dive into deep water
  • Swim 50m in under 60 seconds
  • Swim 100m continuously on your front, followed by 100m on your back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided
  • You must be 16 years or over on the day of the assessment (Usually the last day of the course).

Please note that you will be required to bring photographic proof of your identity on the first day of the course.

Copies of BHL agreement policies are available on request. Copies of RLSS policies are available from





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