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Royal Lifesaving Society Courses

We are an Approved Training Centre for the Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS) and offer the following courses at Summerhill School

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The RLSS UK NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is also internationally recognised.  The NPLQ is suitable for anyone looking to work as a Lifeguard or as a starting point for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ covers all elements of pool rescue techniques, lifeguarding theory, First Aid and CPR.  The course is physically demanding and will include swimming set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the pool (our pool is 1.8m at its deepest).  Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. 

Upon qualifying with the NPLQ the certificate is valid for two years from the date of successful completion.

To attend the course candidates need to be 16 years of age at the time of their 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 of the pool unaided without using the steps

Future NPLQ Courses running at Summerhill School

Dates: Tuesday 3rd April to Saturday 7th April 2018
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Assessment: Sunday 8th April (time to be confirmed)
Fee: £245.00


National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

The NRASTC is a supervision and rescue qualification for swimming teachers and individuals working on the poolside or in the water during programmed activities, such as a swimming lesson. 

The course includes swimming pool and class management, intervention rescue and emergency action, CPR and First Aid.  Candidates will need to be able to swim a minimum of 25m and be able to surface dive to retrive a manikin from the pool floor.

Assessment takes place at the end of the course,  Once the qualification is sucessfully achieved it is valid for two years.

Future NRASTC Courses running at Summerhill School

Dates: Saturday 17th February and Sunday 18th February 2018
Time: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Fee: £110.00

How to book a place:

If you would like to attend any of these courses please click on the Pathways Booking Form below and complete with the information requested.

Once you have submitted the booking form we will confirm, via email, that the place is available.  We will supply you with a unique ID number and give you details of how to pay using Dudley MBC's online payment system.

Please see our terms and conditions before completing the booking form.

Pathways Booking Form