Lifeguard Training

Have you ever wanted to be a lifeguard?

Become an NPLQ qualified lifeguard at SCST in 2019! We are seeking to recruit lifeguards to supervise at the pool.  The first step in that process is getting the NPLQ qualification.

Learn skills for life

There is the option to obtain additional qualifications during an NPLQ course, these will include additional hours:

 

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

How do I become a lifeguard?

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites

 

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