Lifeguarding and Employment 

NPLQ with AED
 
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 9th Generation

 

Pre-requisites -

Minimum age of 16 on date of examination.

Candidates must be good swimmers, capable of jump/dive 

into deep water, swimming 50m in no more than 60 sec,  followed by swimming 100m continuously on front & back and then treading water for 30 seconds.

Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (3.8m) without goggles to recover an object and climb out unassisted.

Will this course suit you?

This award is recognised by the Health & Safety Exec. as being suitable for full and part-time employment for Lifeguards. 

Some Employers prefer other awards or have a min age for employment. Candidates are recommended to verify the

requirements of their prospective Employer before the course.   All RLSS awards are valid for 2 years.

Due to availability of pool time we hold our courses on Friday evening for one school term.  Our course is primarily designed to suit people who have full-time school/college or work commitments who want the award for casual employment or in connection with providing voluntary or paid lifeguard cover for swimming clubs etc., however this is not a condition for attending the course.

  

What is covered? (Basic Outline) - 9th Genaration)

Section 1 - The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool & Supervision

Section 1 - Element 1 - The Lifeguard & The Law

Section 1 - Element 2 - The Swimming Pool, Hazards & Control Measures

Section 1 - Element 3 - Swimming Pool Supervision

 

Section 2 - Intervention, Rescue & Emergency Action Plan

Section 2 - Element 1 - Intervention & Rescue

Section 2 - Element 2 - Rescue of a casualty with suspected spinal injury

Section 2 - Element 3 - Emergency Action Plan

 

Section 3 - CPR, AED & First Aid

Section 3 - Element 1 - Cardiopulmonary  Resuscitation (CPR)

Section 3 - Element 2 - Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Section 3 - Element 3 - First Aid

Other Details

The award is only valid for 2 years and further 20 hours of certified training must be carried out during this 2 year period.  To renew the award a re-test must be taken during the validity period of the award.

Assessments

The final assessment will cover :- Sections 1,2,& 3 for theory and only Sections 2 & 3 for practical.

Times and Costs 

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ - 9th generation) includes AED as part of syllabus.

 

Southgate Leisure Centre was due to re-opens late July from the virus lockdown but unfortunately the pool did not re-open until late September    We are negotiating with the centre management for dates.   Initially the main item will be the completion of our last course which had to be curtailed due to the virus Lockdown.    However we completed the course by using a local Scout HQ for the theory sessions and a pool outside of the Borough of Enfield in August for the water training and assessment. 

The April course which we had previously advertised had to be cancelled due to the Virus Lockdown of all Leisure

Centres

Dates - start Friday 23rd October 2020  for approx 16  sessions on Friday evenings (No session on Christmas Day). Min age of 16 yrs at 1st February 2021 

Theory 6.30 pm to 8.50 pm in Studio 3 & Water Work 9 pm to 10pm both at Southgate Leisure Centre, Winchmore Hill Road, N14. 6AD  

ie. 3.2 hours tuition each week)

Candidates have to meet minimum 40 tuition hours before the assessment - hence regular attendance is required.

We hope that there will not be another virus lockdown.  If there is a lockdown we hope to complete the course as soon as the pool re-opens.

Costs    £210        Please mark course as "Oct NPLQ" on application form (see apply now button at the bottom of this page)

Optional ADDITION to above NPLQ COURSE is First Aid at Work (FAW)  This will cost an extra £40 which will be payable before December 31st.

Please mark course fee as NPLQ + FAW on the application form - ( see now button at the end of this column) 

It is planned that the next course will start

February 2021 and will finish early June.  Details will be published about January 2021

Next Courses
Continuous  Certified training
NPLQ with AED
 
Continuous Certified Training of National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

 

Pre-requisites -

All candidates must hold a valid NPLQ.

The NPLQ only remains valid with a further 20 hours of Continuous Certified Training during the 2 year period.

This course covers these conditions.

Times and Costs 

Cost of £10 per session, 1 Friday evening session per month

 

 

Next Courses

No course date finalised.

Please enquire for details.

 

 

RENEWAL of NPLQ with AED
 
RENEWAL of National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

 

Pre-requisites -

All candidates must hold a valid NPLQ with expiry after the renewal examination date

 

Please see above NPLQ with AED course notes for further details.

The Renewal course covers the same syllabus

The assessment for most of our summer course in 2016 were on various dates in July 2016 and will expire this July.  You must have attended 20 hours of certified training before being reassessed  For those who have not done certified in-house staff training they should attend at least 8 of our normal Friday sessions before the expiry date of their present NPLQ Award. (ie start early/mid May)

 

The 3 candidates who were assessed in September 2016 are advised to attend the same sessions as above as we do not hold classes in August..

Times and Costs 

Cost of £120

- or £70 if original NPLQ was taken with ESLS

The fee includes the pool admission,  & final exam fee. A 9th generation handbook is available to purchase at £20 extra.

There is a min. requirement of 21 hrs attendance for the NPLQ course (excluding exams)

The course will run for approx. 8 weeks with theory from 6.45pm until 8.45pm, then pool work from 9-10pm

The venue for the theory session and water sessions will be same as above NPLQ course

 

Next Courses

No course date finalised.

Please enquire for details.

 

 

OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD
Bolt on for NPLQ
 
OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD - Bolt on for valid NPLQ 

 

Pre-requisites -

  • OWL candidates should have experience of participating in a variety of open water activities in a variety of venues. Formal evidence (certificates etc.) is not required, but it should be highlighted that candidates with no experience of open water are likely to find the workshop very challenging

  • Hold current RLSS UK NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification) (or equivalent)

  • Be able to complete a continuous swim of at least 400 metres in a pool

  • Be able to dive to a depth of up to two metres

This award remains valid for two years as long as the NPLQ is maintained.  If the NPLQ expires then so does the OWL.

 

Equipment required on course: = Wetsuit, Footwear for the lake with soles; Sun Cream

Lunch required - tea & coffee provided.

This is run by another Approved Training Provider who also help with ESLS courses.

Next Courses

Monday 7th May (Bank Holiday)2018

 

 

 

Times and Costs 

1 full day (8.30am - 5pm)

Cost of £65.

Venue - Regatta Safety Water Base, Welsh Harp, Birchen Grove, Wembley NW9 8SE

 

 

 

 
OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD
no NPLQ
 
OPEN WATER LIFEGUARD - no NPLQ required.

 

Pre-requisites -

  • OWL candidates should have experience of participating in a variety of open water activities in a variety of venues. Formal evidence (certificates etc) is not required, but it should be highlighted that candidates with no experience of open water are likely to find the workshop very challenging

  • Be 16+ years old

  • Be able to complete a continuous swim of at least 400 metres in a pool

  • Be able to dive to a depth of up to two metres

 

Note - This award is not suitable for use in swimming pools.

Equipment required on course: = Wetsuit, Footwear for the lake with soles; Sun Cream

Lunch required - tea & coffee provided.

This is run by another Approved Training Provider who also help with ESLS courses.

Times and Costs 

3 full days (8.30am - 5pm)

Cost of £205.

Venue - Regatta Safety Water Base, Welsh Harp, Birchen Grove, Wembley NW9 8SE

 

 

 

Next Courses

29th - 31st May (Half Term week)

 

 

 

FIRST AID AT WORK
 
FIRST AID AT WORK (FAW)

 

Pre-requisites -

Minimum age of 16 years on date on course completion

Lunch required - tea & coffee provided.

This is run by another Approved Training Provider who also help with ESLS courses. Subject to demand, a course could be arranged in the Southgate area.

Times and Costs 

3 full days (8.30am - 5pm)

Cost of £210.

Venue - Regatta Safety Water Base, Welsh Harp, Birchen Grove, Wembley NW9 8SE

 

 

 

Next Courses

No course date finalised.

Please enquire for details.

 

 

NRASTCR
 
National Rescue Award for Swimming
Teachers and Coaches (NRASTCR)

 

Minimum age of 16 years on date of course completion.

This is a course & final assessment in practical lifesaving skills that are required by anyone teaching swimming or other programmed activity in a pool.  It is endorsed by the ASA;
ISTC & ISRM.  It is not an alternative qualification for Lifeguards.

It is suitable for new candidates and those who require renewal of a current certificate.

 

You should be prepared for a little "homework" between sessions. Renewal candidates can miss the first two sessions.

Note:-  The test involves the recovery of a dummy from the bottom of the pool (between 1.6 m and 3.8 metres) and this depth is recorded on the final certificate. 
Candidates must be capable of swimming 50m in light clothing.

You are advised to check with your pool operator if this is award is suitable for your employer.  All RLSS Awards are valid for two years.

Times and Costs 

5 Friday evenings from 7-10pm
(2 hours theory at a nearby Scout HQ followed by 1 hour of water-work at Southgate Leisure Centre) 

Assessment is planned for the last session.

Cost of £65 (£55 for renewals).
 

The fee includes pool admission, handbook and the final exam fee

Next Courses

No course date finalised.

Please enquire for details.

 

 

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