Course Contents

This course runs for five consecutive days from 8.30am – 5.30pm.


  • Be 16 plus years of age on the date of assessment
  • Jump / drive into deep water
  • Swim 100 metres continually on front & back
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of pool
  • Climb out of pool unaided without using a ladder / steps where the pool design permits

About the Qualification

  • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Work within a team
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

Learning Outcomes

The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel


  • The Junction Sports & Leisure Centre, Station Approach, Broadstone BH18 8AX


£200 per attendee


Friday 17 July 2020

Forthcoming Courses

Monday 13 July 2020 – Friday 17 July 2020 (5 consecutive days)

To Book

To enquire, please call Nick Gillespie on 01202 777766.

Did you know?

The revenue generated from our training courses contributes to our charitable aims and our ability to make a positive impact on the lives of vulnerable people locally.

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Since August 2018, over 400 individuals and representatives of local organisations achieved certification from YMCA Bournemouth and their partners.

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Training Department
YMCA Bournemouth
Delta House
56 Westover Road
Bournemouth BH1 2BS

01202 290451 Ext. 4005