Lifeguard and Lifesaving Training

The Royal Life Saving Society UK is the country’s leading provider of water safety and drowning prevention education. As a member of RLSS UK, Lincs Inspire follows its stringent guidelines in the delivery of training for lifeguards. In our 2018 annual inspection by RLSS UK we recieved 100%, demonstrating our dedication to the health, safety, comfort and well-being of our customers and of our team members. Browse our courses below. 

From line throws to CPR you’ll learn fantastic skills during your NPLQ course that you can use throughout your life. 

• 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, CPR and AED

About the Course
The course is a six-day intensive course 
(Monday to Sunday).  No attendance on Saturday.

There is an ongoing assessment through the week, where you will be assessed on attitude, communication skills, teamwork and performance. On the final day there is a 3 hour assessment. It is broken down into 3 sections, so 1 hour for each section.

- Section 1, The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision (multiple choice questionnaire)
- Section 2, Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action plan (practical)
- Section 3, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid (practical).

You must achieve all the sections to qualify. If you fail a section you will then have 28 days to retake that particular section.

Course Pre-requisites
• Candidates must be competent swimmers and physically fit
• Candidates must be able to swim 100m on front and back
• Candidates must be able to swim 50m within 60 seconds
• Candidates must be able to climb out of the pool un-aided
• Candidates must have good eyesight 
and hearing
• Candidates must be able to surface dive to the deepest part of the pool
• Candidates must be over the age of 16 years before the start of the course

Where and when?
Courses take place at Lincs Inspire's Grimsby Leisure Centre and Cleethorpes Leisure Centre. 

Attendance times for the full week's course is 9:30am - 5:30pm. You must attend every day for the full duration to achieve the necessary hours. You will be in the pool everyday possibly twice at times.

The cost of the course is £250. This needs to be paid by cash or cheque in full at least 2 weeks before the course start date. Please be aware that there are limited places (10) available on each course.

This course is designed for workplaces that fall into a low risk category. This course can also be used for staff required to be emergency first aiders or for those who wish to support a designated first aider trained via the First Aid at Work course. Automated External Defibrillator training can be added to this course as an extra. The qualification is recognised worldwide and is valid for three years and candidates must be 16 years of age at the completion of the final assessment.

Number of spaces on each course: Maximum 12 candidates, Minimum 4 candidates 
Length of course: Two day course
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Cost: £80 per candidate (Includes all course materials and certificates)

Upcoming Courses

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - Monday, 17th February to Sunday, 23rd February, 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - Monday, 13th April to Sunday, 19th April, 2020

For further information about our courses, please contact our Training Officer, Gareth Gloyn by email on