Lifeguard Course

Lifeguard Course

Date(s) - Mon 31st July, 2017 - Sat 5th August, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Oxford University Sport, Iffley Road Sports Complex, Oxford, OX4 1EQ

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

From line throws to CPR you’ll learn fantastic skills during your NPLQ course that you can use throughout your life. A comprehensive list of the skills and benefits can be found on the RLSS website and via social media #BeALifeguard.


Course Information

The next NPLQ course hosted at Iffley Road Sports Complex will take place:

Date Time
Mon 31 Jul – Sat 05 Aug 2017 08:00 – 16:00 Mon – Fri; 08:00 – 12:00 Sat*

*Full attendance is required.

Candidates attending the course at Iffley Road will receive 3 additional qualifications: automated external defibrillator, pool extraction board and emergency first aid. Emergency first aid can be used at most workplaces, even those outside of a swimming pool environment – offering a range of employment opportunities.

Course fee: £200


Course Pre-requisites

Every candidate attending an NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • 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



Interested candidates should email:

Candidates must undertake a short swimming competency test before enrolling on the course.