What’s being a lifeguard like?

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours which you can easily fit around your other commitments , working within a team and there’s also the opportunity to progress your career within the leisure industry as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards.

If you’d like to learn more about being a lifeguard read Katie’s story here.

 

Course Cost

£175 (usually £300)

 

Course Dates

 

Monday 22nd – Friday 27th October 2018

Monday 18th – Friday 23rd February 2018

 

If you are interested in doing your NPLQ, please contact Richard; richard.taylor@sport.ox.ac.uk

In order to pass this qualification you must attend all of the above sessions and meet the prerequisites below. To book your place please contact Richard.taylor@sport.ox.ac.uk

 

Lifeguard Course Prerequisites

Every candidate attending a 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

 

Benefits

  • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Varied working hours
  • Work within a team
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • Great way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

 

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