National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is an internationally recognised qualification and courses are held at Meadowside Leisure Centre throughout the year. Supplying an approved IQL training centre with fully qualified Trainer/Assessors that are friendly, experienced and knowledgeable.

The course will consist of both theoretical and practical sessions and cover both wet and dry skills; candidates are reminded that all sessions must be attended in order to take the assessment.

All candidates must be able to swim 200m continuously, swim 50m in under 1 minute, tread water for 30 seconds, dive to the deepest part of the pool (1.8m) and climb out unaided. These are pre-requisites to taking part in the course and will be tested on the first day, anyone unable to do these will not be able to continue with the course.

Candidates must be at least 16 years old on or before the assessment day to attend the course.

Course costs are payable in full before the course begins. The price of £225 includes assessment, resource materials and training.

Course Dates for 2018

Course Type Proposed Dates Site and Trainer Open For booking Enrolment Form
NPLQ + AED October Half Term

Exact dates to be confirmed


Trainer - Hayley Milton

No - Dates to be Confirmed Download Enrolment Form

Please note that the above dates are subject to change and specific dates for summer and October courses, along with closing dates, will posted as soon as possible.

Waiting List

If you are interested in any of our NPLQ courses please complete the waiting list enquiry form and you will be added to our waiting list and someone will contact you with specific dates and course information when courses become bookable.


If the course you are interested in is bookable please complete the enrolment form and return to the relevant site with the full payment of £225 before the closing date. A member of our team will then be in touch to confirm your booking and offer further information on the course.

Please note that if you cannot download the relevant enrolment forms hard copies can be picked up at the relevant centres reception.

Contacts for both sites

Uttoxeter Leisure Centre

01283 508160
Uttoxeter LC, Oldfields Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 7QL

Meadowside Leisure Centre

Meadowside LC, High Street, Burton upon Trent, DE14 1TL