Pool Lifeguard Courses

Visit the courses page for up to date dates and times of NSVL courses.  Details of external courses can be found below.


  • At least 16 years of age prior to commencing training
  • Be able to jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 100m continuously on front and back in deep water, then tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor at the deepest part of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without ladder/steps

If you have come to this page direct from a search engine, please click on the Pool Lifeguard link on the left to find background information on the Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Please note we can only give information on our own courses.  For other courses advertised below contact the organisers, and to find courses elsewhere use the RLSS Course Finder

External courses

Listed below are Pool Lifeguard courses running in the coming months. Please note: These are external courses, not run by or associated with NSVL in any way and as a result NSVL cannot take responsibility for any aspect of the course. Please click here for further information on advertising courses.

Courses in North East England - Fenham

Location: Fenham Pool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

Cost: On application. All courses include RLSS Life Support 3 and a Heartstart Emergency Aid Certificate. Places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.


Courses in North West England

LocationChapeltown Baths, Burncross Road, Sheffield, North West England

Cost: £175 including manual and assessment.

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 01142570354, or visit the Chapeltown Baths web site at for more information.

Courses in London

London Leisure College provide Pool Lifeguard courses at locations across London. Click here to visit their Pool Lifeguard page and find details of future courses.

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