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National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - October Course

Monday 30th October 2017 (8.00am - 4.30pm inclusive)
Tuesday 31st October 2017 (8.00am - 4.30pm inclusive)
Wednesday 1st November 2017 (8.00am - 4.30pm inclusive)
Thursday 2nd November 2017 (8.00am - 4.30pm inclusive)
Friday 3rd November 2017 (8.00am - 4.30pm inclusive)

Sunday 5th November 2017 (8.00am - 4.30pm inclusive) Assessment Day

Wales National Pool Swansea
Sketty Lane
01792 513513

Option 1 - Pre Course swimming ability and confidence test
                  Wales National Pool Swansea
                  Monday 16th October 2017
                  12.00pm - 12.30pm 

Option 2 - Swimming ability and confidence test
                  Day 1 of the course - Monday 30th October

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Fees and payment

Courses will not be confirmed until we receive your payment for course fees in full.

Course fees

Fees for our RLSS NPLQ lifeguard training courses are:

  • Standard fee: £300.00 
  • Concessionary fee (inc. students in full time education): £240.00
  • Passport to Leisure fee: £150.00
  • Optional - *Additional Fee for First Aid at Work Qualification.* : £50.00

The above fees are inclusive of an RLSS candidate pack and the initial assessment fee. Should you fail the initial assessment, you may sit a re-assessment which would be charged as an additional cost to you.

Payment of fees

You can pay over the phone by credit/debit card and we recommend this process to confirm your places immediately.

Payment is also accepted by cheque. Please make cheques payable to "City & County of Swansea". We will not, however, be able to confirm your place on a course until we receive the cheque and we cannot accept responsibility for any postal delays or otherwise.

If you are eligible for a discounted fee, we can accept payment for the reduced fee on application, but you must provide proof of your eligibility for the concession within 14 days of payment. Failure to produce proof of eligibility will result in the increase of cost to the standard fee.

Concession fee proof required:

  • valid NUS card
  • letter from school or college

Passport To Leisure (PTL):

  • valid PTL number

Cancellation charges

The City and County of Swansea reserves the right to retain all or part of the fee paid in the event of cancellation or non attendance by the candidate. The amount retained will depend on the amount of notice given:

  • 15 days or more notice - 25% of payment retained
  • 7-14 days notice - 50% of payment retained
  • 1-6 days notice - 75% of payment retained
  • Same day notice or non-attendance - 100% of payment retained
  • Failure of swimming ability test on day one - 100% of payment retained

Should you wish to cancel, please email us at The date of your email will determine the notice period given.

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