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Aquatic Training

We offer a variety of ASA and NPLQ Courses to help you progress your career, whether you want to be a swimming teacher or a lifeguard.

Lifeguard

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

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
Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid

Some sessions include Emergency First Aid at Work, a 1-day course teaching CPR, how to use an AED, choking and recognising/treating basic injuries and illnesses. This qualification last 3 years. 

Available dates

 

 Sunday 26th May, Tuesday 28th May -Friday 31st May 2024

Monday 15th July -Friday 19th July 2024

Monday 5th August -Friday 9th August  2024

Monday 21st October -Friday 25th October 2024

(100% attendance required, minimum age of 16 on last day.)

Price

Standard NPLQ: £250.00

Requirements

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be at least 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.

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.

Upon qualifying with the NPLQ, the certificate is valid for two years from the date of successful completion.

How to book

For further information or to book onto the course please:
Call - 01473 433655
Email - trainingcourses@ipswich.gov.uk

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

NRASTC is a supervision and rescue award for swimming teachers,
coaches and/or instructors working during programmed activities, such
as swimming lessons. It is suitable for teachers working in a wide range
of swimming pools where the water is deeper than the teachers’
the standing depth and meets the Individual sites risk assessment.

Available dates

August 15th and 16th 09:00-16:00

Price

£105

Requirements

The NRASTC course is designed for swimming teachers, coaches and/or instructors working during programmed activities, such as swimming lessons.
The NRASTC course is open to anyone who is 16-years-of-age or older at the beginning of the course and able to:
• Swim a minimum of 20m on your front and back
• Be able to climb out without help and without using steps or ladders (where venue design permits)

How to book

For further information or to book onto the course please:
Call - 01473 433655
Email - trainingcourses@ipswich.gov.uk

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