Bluecoat Sports puts safety first and we are delighted to offer the National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification at our pool here in Horsham, West Sussex. The Institute of Qualified Lifeguards is part of the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS). They are a leading provider of lifeguard and lifesaving training across the UK.

The National Pool Lifeguarding Qualification (NPLQ) is widely recognised by Sports Clubs and can lead to employment opportunities as a lifeguard both at home and abroad.

Dates: Monday 25th July – Friday 29th July 2022 (Assessment TBC (Saturday))

Times: 0800-1800

Cost: £250

Candidate must be 16 yrs of age and able to complete, with confidence, the below:

  • Jump / Dive into deep water
  • Swim 20 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and 100 metres on back
  • In deep water, tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool (1.8m)
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder / steps

To register your initial interest please email In return, an enrolment form will be sent to you WC 23rd May and interviews will be arranged to confirm your space on the course.