The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom, Ireland and is also internationally recognised. 

The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry. The NPLQ course is a minimum of 36 hours long followed by a practical assessment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR. 

RLSS UK’s Rookie Lifeguard programme gives your child the skills they need to be confident in the pool or the sea – which means peace of mind for you. With colourful materials and fun, varied activities, the Rookie Lifeguard scheme teaches children how to swim and enjoy water safely, whether in shallow or deeper water.

 

Built into the programme are lessons in valuable survival, rescue and sports skills…all delivered in an exciting way that will get children involved and motivated. The course can run parallel to your child’s current swimming lessons and will enhance the skills they learn in the pool.

For many of our Rookie Lifeguards, our programme offers the first opportunity to explore water safety, gradually gaining independence and confidence while learning vital life skills. Our programme will inspire and embolden your child, helping them keep themselves, their friends and their family safe in the water through a range of fun activities that lead towards a series of awards.

Rookie Lifeguard is aimed at children – though the skills learned through the course of the programme are just as valuable to people of all ages. The scheme begins with Stage 1 of the Bronze Award and progresses to Stage 3 of the Gold Award, starting off at an ability level suitable for brand-new swimmers and progressing to the level where our Rookie Lifeguards perform impressive lifesaving tows.

Rookie Lifeguard is part of the Swim England Learn to Swim Programme, although it can also be run as a stand-alone course by junior lifesaving clubs, leisure centres, swimming schools and as part of school swimming lessons. The Rookie Lifeguard Water Safety Award fulfils all of the Key Stage 2 water safety elements of the National Curriculum and is taught by RLSS UK approved instructors.

Even the shyest kids find they make new friends through the Rookie Lifeguard scheme, as teamwork and peer support are crucial elements of the programme.

For more information about being a lifeguard please click on the RLSS logo below for the Royal Life Saving Society UK.

Interested in developing your rescue and survival skills ? 

We are having our Beach Rookies Course

 

When: To be confirmed

What time: To be confirmed

Where: Waterside Pool / Ryde Beach LGHQ

Cost: £125

Every Summer, Ryde Beach Lifeguards are on duty throughout the busy summer months. As part of this service, we deliver water safety talk to all the local schools as well as now providing training !

We offer a series of courses ranging from our Rookie programme for 8 - 12 years and the Survive and Save programme for 12 years plus. 

On completition of the Survive and Save Programme individuals who would like to continue their training can work towards becoming fully qualified beach and pool lifeguards. 

All courses are taken by an experienced beach lifeguard and include course materials, certificates and Hoodie !

Please contact us at: rydebeachlifeguards@gmail.com to find out course requirements and to book your place !

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