7 Newly Qualified Lifeguards for SBSJ

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We are pleased to announce we have added 7 more newly qualified lifeguards to add to our ranks here at St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College. The students started their training a few weeks ago and have now passed their final assessment.

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The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. The NPLQ is an excellent starting point for anyone looking for a career in the leisure industry.

The NPLQ course is a minimum of 36 hours long followed by a practical assessment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.


  • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Varied working hours
  • Work within a team
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • Great way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

Well done to the following students:

Dominic Walker
Jack Sheehan
Rowan Milnes
Daniel Colehan
Thomas Jackson
Lewis Dembickjy
Tom Nixon