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Train to be a qualified pool lifeguard at Hampton Pool
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Training courses

At Hampton Pool we run a variety of training courses with the most popular being the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ).

Since our first course, we have transformed over 1,000 individuals into Lifeguards with a nationally recognised qualification.

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Along with the NPLQ qualification we also run Swim Teaching Courses (STA) and Pool Emergency Procedure Courses. These courses are a great way to kick start your Lifeguard or Swim Teaching career!

All courses are run by Hampton Pool and are taught by experienced and professional experts.

Our NPLQ courses are run by Tina Marley. She also carries out regular training sessions for our own lifeguards, ensuring a high standard throughout their careers.

National Pool Operating Procedure Course (NPLQ)

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is widely accepted by swimming pools in the UK and Ireland as a minimum qualification as a role of a lifeguard within the swimming pool.

The course includes swimming pool rescue skills; basic life support; basic first aid; managing a casualty suffering from a spinal injury; managing a swimming pool environment; identifying hazards that could cause harm to users; and much more.

To enrol on this course, candidates:

  • must be 16 or older;
  • must be able to reach the deepest part of the swimming pool and pick up a manikin;
  • swim 70 metres in 80 seconds;
  • swim 200 metres continually;
  • jump or dive into the swimming pool;
  • exit the swimming pool unaided.

2024 training courses are now booking for the following dates:

1 to 5 April; 8 to 12 April; 17 to 21 June; 24 to 28 June; 1 to 5 July; 8 to 12 July; 15 to 19 July; 29 July to 2 August; 5 to 9 August; 12 to 16 August; 26 to 30 August; 2 to 6 September; 28 October to 1 November.

Click on the button below and enter ‘Hampton Pool’ and ‘Training Courses’ to see what dates are still available.

STA Teaching Course

Become a swimming teacher – do your STA course with us at Hampton Pool

If you’re looking to become a Swimming Teacher, Hampton Pool is the place to be! Our STA courses are taught by experienced instructors and provide top-notch training. Plus, our beautiful heated outdoor pool creates a unique and enjoyable learning environment.

Upcoming STA Courses 2024

Course Dates
STA Award 12-16 February and 27-31 May
STA Certificate 10, 16-17, 23-24 March
9-11, 16-17 August
16-17, 23-24 and 30 November

Other STA Courses 2024

Course Dates
STA Safety Award 9 March and 21 September

To join one of our accredited teaching courses, either the beginner’s STA Award or the STA Certificate full course, you will need to be 16 years of age and over and able to swim 25 metres.

To be able to gain your certificates and become a member of STA, you will also need to complete an online child protection test and either an NPLQ or Pool Rescue course.

If you would like to sign up to one of our STA courses, please fill out an application. If you have a question regarding the course you can send us an enquiry here.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to advance your own swimming abilities and gain valuable skills.

Swimming lessons for all ages and abilities


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Hampton Pool is a registered charity
and a not for profit company

© Hampton Pool Trust MMXXIII. All rights reserved.
High Street Hampton Middlesex TW12 2ST.

Design © William Redfern Graphic Design

YMCA logo Hampton Pool is managed on behalf of Hampton Pool Trust by YMCA St Paul’s Group. Both are registered charities, 1041923/294117. Co. No. 1870925. YMCA logo