Lifeguard Course

THE NPLQ is a UK lifeguard course and qualification that is recognised internationally and by all employers in Ireland.


The NPLQ Course is hosted at one of our LeisureWorld facilities here in Cork and the course programme is delivered by training providers LW Management.

To book an upcoming course please click the button below to go to the LW Management booking page.


You will be assessed by an independent trainer assessor at the end of the course.

Prerequisites to book:

  • Candidate must be at least 16 years of age
  • Candidate must be able to swim 50m in less than 60 sec.
  • Candidate must be able to swim 100m  continuously
  • Candidate must be able to surface dive and comfortably thread water
  • 36 hours of training needs to be completed by the candidate before going forward for assessment.
  • Swimwear, shorts and T-shirts is needed for the duration of the course.
  • Completed application form to be sent to info (at) lwmanagement.ie

Cost: €390 including all learning materials, assessment, logbook & 2 year qualification.

Renewal candidates also welcome on these courses, 20 hour course, €200.

Download An Application Form HERE

Please see the dates for the next NPLQ courses:

JULY (Churchfield)

  • Monday 2nd 8am-4pm
  • Tuesday 3rd 8am-4pm
  • Wednesday 4th 8am-4pm
  • Thursday 5th 8am-4pm
  • Friday 6th 8am-4pm
  • Sunday 8th 11am-2pm (Assessment day)

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