Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

Q. What age do you need to be at the beginning of the course?

A. At least 16 years old

Q. Am I excempt from any part of the course?

A. Yes, if you have a current H.S.E First Aid at Work certificate then you can be excempt from the first aid section, however it is at the discretion of the assessor.

Q. If I am not a good swimmer, is it worth me doing a lifeguard course?

A. An RLSS National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers / Coaches may be a better alternative, please contact us to discuss.

Q. If I am a swimming techer is it advisable to do a lifeguard course?

A. You have two alternatives. The first is the RLSS National Pool Lifeguard course and the second is the RLSS National Rescue Award. Please contact us to discuss.

Contact Details

Contact: Mark Alderman
Address: 22 Spencer Drive,
Lee On Solent, Hampshire, PO13 8HG
Tel: 07887746367
Email: Click here to email


"Alderman Training have provided the school with a friendly, professional, training service for our lifeguards here at the Testbourne Community School over the last 6-7 years." More...

"We have used Mark for our Lifesaving Training for many years due to his professionalism, expertise and flexibility. Feedback from our staff that attend the training with Mark is very positive." More...

"Mark has been involved in doing assessments on a regular basis for me including first aid and pool lifeguard. Two reasons why i ask mark to assess is that he has a vast amount of experence" More...

"Mark is a fantastic NPLQ trainer and assessor. We have used him on many occasions to either prepare candidates for an exam, or come in to assess." More...

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"Mark has been running the RLSS NRASTC for over 6 years at Bedales School. He runs the courses in a fun yet efficient and enthusiastic way." More...