Lifeguard Training

Sandford Parks Lido is an IQL Approved Training Centre for lifeguard training including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) which all pool staff must undertake to work at the facility.

Throughout the season the lido hosts a number of NPLQ training courses. These are typically a week of training with an assessment at the end. Details of what the course entails can be found at the Royal Lifesaving Society website -

Current courses 
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and is internationally recognised. Through classroom and poolside tutorials candidates will develop the professional skills required of lifeguards.

Candidates must be able to swim 100m on front & back and have a general level of fitness.

Cost: £230

Tuesday 26th May – Saturday 30th May - 8.30am - 5.30pm
Assessment on Sunday 31st May - 2-4pm 

Monday 13th July – 17th July - 8.30am - 5.30pm
Assessment on Saturday 18th July - 10.30am-12.30pm


For more information please contact:
Registration Form available below. 

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Files available for download

Welcome to Paradise photobook


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Welcome to Paradise photobook

A collection of photographs of Sandford Parks Lido in Cheltenham taken by Iain Barton between 2002 & 2009. 


Lido From Above print

An aerial photograph of the lido available to purchase from Photobox as a print or canvas.