NPLQ National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
Website: Community Use Schools
The Pool lifeguard award is a nationally recognised qualification that all Pool Lifeguards are required to hold in order to gain Lifeguarding employment.
The components of the course include the following:-
UNIT 1 - The Principles of Lifesaving and swimming Pool Supervision
UNIT 2 - The Application of Supervision and Rescue in a Swimming Pool
This course costs £220.00 and is approved for Individual Learning Account (ILA) funding. Through Skills Development Scotland, you may be eligible to apply for an Individual Learning Account giving you up to £200 to spend on learning or training. ILAs are for people who are 16 or over and living in Scotland. You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on benefits to be eligible.
If you are not in education, do not have a degree or above and are not taking part in a National Training Programme (Modern Apprenticeship, Get Ready for Work or Training for Work) you can apply for an ILA. For more information or to request an application pack, please visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk or call the helpline on 0800 917 8000.
To book a place at one of our Pool Lifeguard courses, please contact the appropriate Community Use School.
The NPLQ Course has been recently updated to provide students with Version 8 of the qualification.
Published by: Fife Council
|Entry Requirements||Candidates must be aged 16 at the start of the course. A pre-assessment for the course to confirm confidence in deep water. Swim 50 metres within 1 minute & swim 100 metres on front and back & tread water for 30 seconds. Climb out unaided. Jump/dive in at deep end (1.6m). Surface dive to bottom of deep end (1.6m)|
|Qualifications Gained||NPLQ Pool Lifeguard Version 8 Award
Appointed Persons First Aid Certificate
|Equipment Required||Please bring: swimwear, towel and t-shirt for the water work & casual clothing for the practical dry-side activities.|
|Balwearie High School Community Use |||Wednesday 9 October 2013||9:00 - 17:00|
|Balwearie High School Community Use |||Thursday 10 October 2013||9:00 - 17:00|
|Balwearie High School Community Use |||Friday 11 October 2013||9:00 - 17:00|
|Lochgelly High Community Use |||Friday 17 January 2014||17:00 - 21:00|
|Lochgelly High Community Use |||Saturday 18 January 2014||17:00 - 21:00|
|Lochgelly High Community Use |||Sunday 19 January 2014||17:00 - 21:00|
|Lochgelly High Community Use |||Friday 24 January 2014||17:00 - 21:00|
|Lochgelly High Community Use |||Saturday 25 January 2014||17:00 - 21:00|
|Lochgelly High Community Use |||Sunday 26 January 2014||17:00 - 21:00|
|Tuition, manual and assessment||£220.00|