Questions about our Qualifications and Awards

Frequently asked questions

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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

If a lifeguard works at multiple sites, do they need ongoing training at each one?

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If an NPLQ candidate fails their assessment, how many times can they retake the assessment?

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How many staff members can attend an ongoing lifeguard training session with one trainer?

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If all candidates are unsuccessful for an NPLQ assessment what should the assessor do?

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How many times can I use the same assessor at the same venue?

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How many candidates can be assessed per assessor?

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How many candidates can be trained per course?

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Will the multiple-choice question papers be available in different languages?

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Do all of the candidates on a course have to sit the same multiple-choice paper?

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Should renewal candidates have access to a current NPLQ manual? Do they need to buy one?

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Do I need to photo copy candidate’s proof of identification?

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Which direction should the casualties be facing during the timed swims?

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What would prohibit a rescue board or PXB from being used?

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Is there a required stroke for timed swim when the candidate is approaching the casualty?

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Can a candidate dive in for timed swims?

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Can a Generation 9 Assessor work at the same facility as the Trainer, providing they haven’t had any involvement in the training of the candidates?

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What guidance is there for ATC/P’s regarding assessment venue arrangements?

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What do I do if I lose the candidate assessment paperwork?

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Do we need to send the theory assessment candidate answer sheets to RLSS UK?

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Is NPLQ limited to a number of weeks delivery?

How long do you have to deliver the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)?
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Am I able to ask verbal questions to underpin a skill?

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Can I use the same day planner for every Generation 9 NPLQ course that I deliver?

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