INSPIRED TRAINING IN NORTHAMPTON For course bookings & further information 

Telephone 01604 838333 
Alternatively you can contact us by email at customerservice@nltrust.org.uk 
 
All of our training courses adhere to industry body COVID-19 guidelines. 

RLSS UK NATIONAL POOL LIFEGUARD COURSE (NPLQ) 9TH EDITION 

Pre Requisites Every candidate, prior to commencement of training for the NPLQ must: 
 
Be 16 years of age at the time of taking the NPLQ assessment; 
Be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:- 
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 
 
Course Content Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the NPLQ. 
 
Section 1 - The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision 
 
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law 
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures 
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision 
 
Section 2 - Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans 
 
Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue 
Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury 
Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan 
 
Section 3 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED, and First Aid 
 
Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) 
Element 2 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED) 
Element 3 – First Aid 
 
Element 2 of Section 3 can include an optional bolt of AED on to the qualification. Course Assessment Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the conclusion of a training course for a minimum of 36 hours over 5 days or a number of weeks. The validity period of the award is 2 years from the date of assessment. 
 
Parking 
Limited parking is available beneath the Cripps Centre accessed from the Bedford Road. This car park is operated by Parking Eye, you will need to input their vehicle registration details into a keypad in the central hub each time they visit the centre to avoid a £100 parking charge. Please follow the signs to access the centre from this car park whilst the normal route is unavailable. 
 
The nearest public payable carparks are Midsummer Meadows, St Johns and St Michael's Multi Story carparks. 
 
Refreshments 
There are vending machines within the centre. There is a M&S food hall, Costa and Subway within the hospital. However, it is advised you bring your own food / drinks for each day. 
 
What to Bring 
Pen and paper 
Swimwear 
Shorts, t-shirt 
Towel. 
 
If you are experiencing any signs and symptoms of Covid-19 then please do not attend. 
 
Call 01604 838333 to book your space. 
DATE 
TIME 
VENUE 
COST 
25-29 July 
9am-5pm 
Cripps 
£260 
30 July 
Exam 
Cripps 
 
24-28 October 
9am-5pm 
Cripps 
£260 
29 October 
Exam 
Cripps 
 

STA SWIMMING TEACHER COURSES 

DATE 
TIME 
VENUE 
COST 
Nov TBC 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£350 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Entry Requirements 
Be 18 years, or older, at the point of assessment 
Hold current membership of STA. 
Hold the STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate or acceptable equivalent (must have been completed within the last 3 years). 
Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. 
 
Call 01604 838333 to book your space and find out more. 

STA SWIMMING TEACHER COURSES 

DATE 
TIME 
VENUE 
COST 
11-15 July 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£425 
COURSE FULL  
1-5 August 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£425 
Entry Requirements 
Be 16 years, or older, at the point of assessment  
Hold current membership of STA. 
Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. 
 
Call 01604 838333 to book your space and find out more. 

STA SWIMMING TEACHER COURSES 

DATE 
TIME 
VENUE 
COST 
23 May 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£85 
5 Sept 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£85 
19 Dec 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£85 
Entry Requirements 
Be 18 years, or older, at the point of assessment 
Hold current membership of STA. 
Hold the STA Safeguarding Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults certificate or acceptable equivalent (must have been completed within the last 3 years). 
Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. 
 
Call 01604 838333 to book your space and find out more. 

STA SWIMMING TEACHER COURSES 

DATE 
TIME 
VENUE 
COST 
24-28 October 
9.30am-5.30pm 
Cripps 
£425 
Entry Requirements 
Be 16 years, or older, at the point of assessment  
Hold current membership of STA. 
Hold the STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming or acceptable equivalent. (Please note the Swim England Level 1 Award in Aquatic Teaching is not an acceptable entry requirement) 
Learners must have all pre-requisites in place before the start of the course. 
 
Call 01604 838333 to book your space and find out more. 
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