Become a lifeguard

Find a lifeguard course near you


  • Become a lifeguard with the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
  • Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment.
  • Benefits
    • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
    • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
    • Varied working hours
    • Work within a team
    • 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


  • NPLQ courses run regularly throughout the year at various local leisure centres.


  • Head to their official website to find a lifeguard course near you!