National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Generation 9


    Want to be a fully certified pool lifeguard? Take your National Pool lifeguard qualification with Sport Aston.

    Taking your course with Sport Aston will ensure you receive an industry standard qualification and are fully eligible for pool lifeguard work. The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised.

    Becoming a fully qualified pool lifeguard paves the way for a rewarding and fulfilling career. You will help people feel safer, more secure and confident in the water. Working hours can be flexible and you can enjoy a satisfying career that has a direct impact on people's lives.


    Our next National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course will start on Monday 10 April 2023


    Entry Requirements

    • Before starting the course, you must be able to: 
    • Jump or dive into the pool in deep water 
    • Swim 50 metres in 1 minute or less 
    • Swim 100 metres on your front and then on your back 
    • Tread water in deep water for 30 seconds 
    • Surface dive to a minimum of 1.5 metres 
    • Climb out of the pool unaided, without using the steps 
    • You must be 16 years of age 


    Course Dates

    Monday 10 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Tuesday 11 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Wednesday 12 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Thursday 13 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Friday 14 April 08:30 - 17:30


    Saturday 15 April


    Course Units

    Unit 1 – the principles of lifesaving and swimming pool supervision

    Unit 2 – the application of supervision, intervention and rescue in a swimming pool

    Unit 3 – the principles of cardiopulmonary resuscitation




      Member (Aston student or staff) £220

      Non-member (all other categories) £250


      How To Book

      To book your place and to for further information please call 0121 204 4623