Lifeguard/ First Aid Certification Training Course

Course Dates: 21-26 February 2020

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For more information please Contact: Miguel Casado or Kathleen De Beer

Phone: 045 526 3172




The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

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 – First Aid
  • Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

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

About the assessment:

Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working as a pool lifeguard and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment. The assessment is split into three sections:

  1. Practical pool assessment
  2. Theory Assessment for all 3 sections
  3. Practical First Aid & CPR assessment

The NPLQ certificate is valid for two years of the date of successful completion.

Cost: The course is €350 (including First Aid & Lifeguard Certificate)

*Participants who are hired by the JFC Pool will be reimbursed the cost of the course.

How to Pay: Payments can only be made via credit transfer to RHQ AFNORTH Central Fund

Bank Account: ABN-AMRO BANK

IBAN Nr. NL62ABNA0448853752 / BIC Nr. ABNA NL21 

or come in and pay during office hours via credit card.