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Professional swimming courses at Purbeck Sports Centre

Course information

Professional swimming courses are unfortunately closed due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, as we cannot ensure social distancing. We apologise for any inconvenience. We hope to restart our courses as soon as it is safe to do so.

We hope to restart courses in April when we have NPLQ courses available, details can be found below.

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Tuesday 6 to Saturday 10 April 2021, 8.30am to 5pm

£245 per person or £200 if booked before 7 March 2021

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. 

This course opens up good employment opportunities, both at Purbeck Sports Centre and other leisure centres.

Please book directly by contacting daniel.bell@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Teacher Assessor Course

Dates: 12 to 16 April 2021 

Cost: £635

This course aims to provide learners with the ability, once passed, to deliver RLSS courses, these can include NPLQ, First Aid, AED, and other lifesaving aquatic awards through the RLSS. The qualification also allows successful learners to deliver staff training. If successful on the course you will leave as a Probationary RLSS UK Pool Lifeguard Trainer Assessor. The probationary period is a maximum of two years from course completion. You will then be allocated a National Trainer Assessor or a Mentor.

This course is run by My Skills for life. For more information and bookings please email Kim info@myskillsforlife.com, visit RLSS Course Finderor  call: 01249 446282, 07966595292.


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