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Current Courses Available

Junior Masters
This course is aimed at children who wish to further their swimming ability without joining a club whilst having fun and gaining awards.

The classes run in accordance with our main stream lessons on a term by term basis. They take place on Saturday mornings between 11:30-12:30, booking and payment must be taken before the start of each term.

Awards are available from this course:
Any ASA badges, that not previously been completed.
Pre competition 1+2,
Challenge: Bronze, silver and Gold awards,
Honour awards.
Personal Survival 1 and 2.
There is a maximum attendance of 12 students per class.

Age limit
There is an upper age limit of 16 years but candidates should have a minimum ability of award 9/10.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 8th Edition - £200 per person min 4 people to run

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is a requirement for a number of jobs in the wet leisure environment from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard, giving you skills for life and a qualification that lasts 2 years.

Benefits of becoming a lifeguard include:

  • Providing an amazing public service. You could save a life!
  • A foundation to a career in the leisure industry.
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Work with like-minded people.
  • Flexible hours.
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • Great way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

The NPLQ is a minimum of 36 hours (09:00-17:00 daily) and 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)

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
The course costs £200. Please contact 01297 35800 or for more information and to be added to our waiting list for our next course.
Lyme Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 5AZ
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