Lifeguard & First Aid Courses

We regularly run a range of professional courses.

We have friendly and experienced Tutors, great classroom and practical facilities and you are welcome to visit the café for many different lunch options.


National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the most awarded lifeguard qualification. On completion you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard. The NPLQ can also be used as a stepping stone to a career within the leisure industry. RiversMeet employees many lifeguards on a full-time or part-time basis.

Course duration: 36 hours


Course Syllabus Outline

Training and assessment for this qualification is split into 3 sections (or QCF units). Each section is then broken into a further 3 elements.

Section 1 - The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision (12 hours)

  • Element 1 The Lifeguard and the Law
  • Element 2 The Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
  • Element 3 Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 - Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan (10 hours)

  • Element 1 Intervention and Rescue
  • Element 2 Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
  • Element 3 Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 - CPR, AED and First Aid (13 hours)

  • Element 1 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Element 2 Automated External Defibrillation (AED) (Optional)(Extra 1.5 hours)
  • Element 3 First Aid

(All units must be completed).

The course consists of physical training and theoretical classroom work, followed by a practical in-water and out-of-water assessment on pool rescue, first aid, CPR and lifesaving skills. Candidates must be aged 16 or over.


Dates of Next Course

Monday 15th July - Saturday 20th July

Monday 15th - Friday 19th July 8am-5pm

Saturday 20th July 9am-2pm

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Monday 12th August - Saturday 17th August

Monday 12th August - Friday 16th August 8am - 4pm

Saturday 17th August 8am - 2pm

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Monday 26th August - Saturday 31th August

Monday 26th August - 9am-5pm

Tuesday 27th - Friday 30th August 8am-5pm

Saturday 31st August 8am-2pm (Assessment)

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Payment and booking

Cost of the course is £225 per candidate. Payment to be made at the time of booking with completion of relevant course enrolment form.

  • book and pay over the phone using a credit or debit card
  • booking form and course pre-requisites to be completed
  • large organisations can be invoiced by agreement

For more information on the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification please Click here


FIRST AID AT WORK & AED

The IQL Level 3 First Aid at Work Qualification covers a wide range of CPR and first aid skills, equipping the first-aider to apply first aid to a range of specific injuries and illness.

This three-day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills, providing you with the skills to ensure a safe working environment.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet HSE requirements.


About the Course

The course comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, as well as a practical assessment on CPR and first aid.


Pre-Requisites

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior first aid knowledge is required.

Recommended For

  • Everyone!
  • Individuals and organisations are advised to take this course.

Dates of Next Course

9th - 11th September 9am - 5pm. For more info or to book the course please download and complete the completed form to Paul Case Tel: 01747834013 Email: paul.case@riversmeetgillingham.org

Cost

£190 includes course materials and assessment.

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Emergency First Aid at Work

The IQL Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) qualification enables a first-aider to give emergency first aid to someone who is injured or becomes ill while at work.

This one-day course covers a range of CPR and first aid skills, providing you with the skills to ensure a safe working environment.

The qualification is Ofqual accredited and valid for three years, making it suitable for all industries and enabling you to meet HSE requirements.


About the Course

The Emergency First Aid at Work course is six hours and comprises of practical work and theoretical classroom work, including practical assessment on CPR and first aid.

The award is valid for three years as of the date of assessment.


Pre-Requisites

  • Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years of age at the time of taking the assessment. No prior first aid knowledge is required.

Recommended For

  • Everyone!
  • Individuals and organisations are advised to take this course.

Dates of Next Course

26th June - 9am -5pm

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21st August - 9am -5pm

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Cost

£90 includes course materials and assessment.

For more information please contact Paul Case Tel: 01747834013 Email: paul.case@riversmeetgillingham.org