The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with the RLSS UK every year, and there are currently more than 80,000 pool lifeguards qualified in the NPLQ – 95% of all UK pool lifeguards.
RLSS UK is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland.
The Learning Materials
Prerequisites for Open Water Lifeguard Qualification:
- Must hold a current RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).
- Be able to meet the following criteria:
- Must complete minimum guided learning hours
- Successfully complete the course assessment