Craven District Council

Skip Navigation

Craven District Council

BannerImage

Become a Lifeguard

This is the first step to getting into the leisure industry.

When is our next course?

The next lifeguard course will run w/c 24th October - 28th October 2022

Running Monday - Friday for the course, with the assesment taking place on Saturday 29th October

Book here

Future planned dates are

Feb 2023

What’s being a lifeguard like?

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours which you can easily fit around your other commitments, working within a team and there’s also the opportunity to progress your career within the leisure industry as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards.

Learn skills for life

There is the option to obtain additional qualifications during an NPLQ course, these will include additional hours:

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

How do I become a lifeguard?

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites  

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • Jump / dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

Any further questions you can email our trainer Steve

sdavies@cravendc.gov.uk