Budding lifeguards are invited to join an accredited course at Derwen College this summer.
Swimmers looking to add to their sport and leisure skills or considering a change of career, can gain an industry qualification in one week at the specialist college near Oswestry, in Shropshire.
From 25th July to 1st August, the college will be teaching the Royal Life Saving Society’s (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
The course, run by the college’s national award-winning lifeguard Kelli Smith, is an excellent foundation for a career in the leisure industry and for sportsmen and women involved in any type of water sports.
Covering 37.5 hours plus an external assessment, the course qualifies individuals to work as a lifeguard in a public pool and costs £199.
Previous lifeguard graduate Hattie described the course as: “Very informative whilst enjoyable, making me feel confident around the pool and in general first aid.”
The NPLQ course is recognised by all the professional bodies in leisure, and will help employers and operators meet their legal requirements to provide qualified and competent lifeguards. The skills and knowledge gained are also valuable outside of work for anyone involved in water sports and may help save someone’s life. The course that we run at Derwen College includes training to use an Automated External Defibrillator which we find most employers look for when hiring new lifeguards.
The course includes training to use an Automated External Defibrillator, a valuable asset that many employers look for when hiring new lifeguards.
For more details go to https://www.derwen.ac.uk/event/lifeguard-qualification/
To book please contact Caroline Morris, 01691 661234 or email: Learnwith@derwen.ac.uk