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We wish to inform customers and Vitality Members that the 25m pool is closed for essential maintenance on Wednesday 17th & Thursday 18th July. The pool will reopen as normal on Friday 20th July. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Interested in getting a job as a Professional Pool Lifeguard? 
The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is a professional lifeguard qualification recognised all over the world and is the perfect qualification for anyone wanting to become a lifeguard here at home or abroad in the likes of Camp America. 

Lagan Valley Leisureplex runs multiple NPLQ courses throughout the year over a six day course so why not take the first step and enroll in a Lifeguard Training Course at Lagan Valley LeisurePlex, Lisburn?

The RLSS UK NPLQ is the essential Professional Qualification for Lifeguards by Pool Operators in the UK and can also gain students extra points for University as a professional Qualification.

For more information please email

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites  

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

Frequently Asked Questions