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Sign Up To Get Your National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Friday, May 17, 2019

Looking to gain new skills that will help you boost your career across a number of different industries?

We are running a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course that will give you the training to become a fully qualified lifeguard. Not only that, recruitment will be carried out by the Centre following this course to hire new Lifeguards to join our friendly, hardworking team!

Course Details:

Venue: The Pickaquoy Centre

Dates: Sunday 26 May – Tuesday 11 June, which will consist of the following:
Sundays: 13.00 – 20.00
Tuesdays: 17.45 – 22.00
Thursdays: 18.00 – 21.15

Assessment Date: TBC (expected to be between 12 – 16 June and would take approx. 3hrs)

Course Cost: £250

Candidate Pre-Requisite – Tuesday 21st May 20.30 – 21.30 (bring swim kit)

Each candidate must:
• Be 16 years of age at time of the NPLQ assessment.
• Attend all training sessions

Each Candidate must be able to:
• Jump/dive into deep water
• Swim 50m in less than 60 seconds
• Swim 100m continuously on front and back in deep water
• Tread water for 30 seconds
• Surface dive to the bottom of the pool
• Climb out unaided without ladder/steps

Please complete the NLPQ Enrolment Form and return it addressed to the HR Department, The Pickaquoy Centre, Muddisdale Road, Kirkwall, KW15 1LR. Alternatively it can be emailed to the Human Resources department or hand the completed form into our reception.

Course fees MUST be paid prior to the commencement of the course, please enquire at reception to do this (Tel: 879900). If you wish to discuss a payment options, please contact the HR Department in the first instance (Tel: 888740 Ext: 229).

It is essential that all sessions are attended to complete the qualification.