National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course


    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 1 April 2024. Call 0121 204 4623 to book your space.


    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 meters on your front and then on your back 
    • Tread water in deep water for 30 seconds 
    • Surface dive to a minimum of 1.5 meters 
    • Climb out of the pool unaided, without using the steps 
    • You must be 16 years of age 


    Course Dates

    Monday 1 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Tuesday 2 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Wednesday 3 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Thursday 4 April 08:30 - 17:30

    Friday 5 April 08:30 - 17:30


    Saturday 6 April 8:30


    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