Published on 5th February 2014
Leisure@cheltenham is offering the chance for swimming enthusiasts to become qualified lifeguards.
The course will run from 9am until 5pm daily, with a final assessment on Friday at 4pm. The course costs £250 and entrants must be a minimum of 16 years old on the assessment date.
The NPLQ is a recruitment requirement for a number of jobs from pool lifeguard to centre manager. On successful completion of the course, as a fully qualified pool lifeguard, trainees could obtain a career within the leisure industry.
The NPLQ course is made up of physical training and theoretical classroom work followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and lifesaving skills. The qualification is valid for two years from the date of issue.
Nicola Rees, activities co-ordinator at leisure@cheltenham, said: “The course offers an intense five day programme, where applicants gain a globally recognised qualification that will benefit those pursuing a career as a lifeguard.”
To sign up to the course, contact Nicky Rees 01242 774735 or Customer Services on 01242 528764
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