28/10/2019 : National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Nplq Sandbach Leisure Centre
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) - Sandbach Leisure Centre
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) with First Aid At Work (FAW), Automated External Defibrillation (AED) & Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis Management qualification. The course syllabus is split into three sections: Section 1 - The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision Section 2 - Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan Section3 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, First Aid, AED and Anaphylaxis The course will include continual assessment of understanding of the syllabus and practical skills. Candidates must demonstrate competence in all aspects of the syllabus to be put forward to the end of course assessment, taken by an independent assessor. The assessment consists of a multiple choice theory paper containing 58 questions and practical assessment both in the swimming pool and on CPR and First aid elements.
Any candidates who fail to pass all elements of the assessment will have 28 days to retake failed elements. Further fees will be chargeable for any additional support, training and assessments. Should any reasonable adjustments need to be considered with regards to the theory/practical assessment please contact your training course provider as soon as possible to discuss to allow the training provider to look into any available options and consult with the qualification awarding body if required The total qualification time (TQT) for NPLQ is 46 hours. This is made up of 36 guided learning hours (excluding breaks) and 10 hours of candidate self study. Additional guided learning hours are also included for the following bolt on qualifications: Level 3 First aid at Work qualification (Additional 2 hours) Level 2 Automated external defibrillation (AED) (Additional 1.5 hours) Level 2 Basic Life Support and Anaphylaxis management qualification (Additional 1.5 hours) Total guided learning hours for the whole course including all the above qualifications is 41 hours Following the assessment, the NPLQ qualification will remain valid for 2 years. You can then renew the qualification providing that you have attended regular staff training in the workplace during the 2 year period and have a minimum of 20 hours of ongoing training covering a range of the NPLQ syllabus. The FAW is valid for 3 years; AED and Anaphylaxis are also valid for 2 years to renew these qualifications you are required to attend the relevant course to update. In some circumstances these qualifications can be updated at the time of an NPLQ renewal. NPLQ Course Entry Requirements Prior to enrolling on a course, the RLSS requires that you meet the following criteria: Must be 16 years of age at the date of assessment (usually the last day of a course) Jump/dive into deep water Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds Swim 100 metres continuously on front (4 lengths of a 25 metre pool) Swim 100 metres continuously on back (4 lengths of a 25 metre pool) In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool (pool depths range at different pools from 1.7 to 3 metres) Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where the pool design permits During the course candidates must: Complete the guided learning hours Complete all activities and revision questions in the course candidate manual "The Lifeguard" Be assessed against all learning outcomes in the units taken Please note that you will be required to bring photographic proof of your identity on the first day of the course and also on the day of assessment. This qualification is regulated in England by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA regulation (Northern Ireland) and appears on the Regulated qualifications framework as: The IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding, Intervention, Supervision and Rescue Copies of Everybody Academy policies are available on request. Copies of RLSS policies are available from www.rlss.org.uk Refund policy: Full refunds will only be issued with more than 28 days written notice. Cancellations with 14 to 28 days notice will receive a 50% refund and no refunds will be due for cancellations with less than 14 days notice (except in exceptional circumstances). All refunds will be subject to an administration fee.
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