Lifeguard Courses


National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

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 www.rlss.org.uk

2019 Courses

April 2019:

13th to the 18th April 2019. (0900-1700)

May 2019:

17th (1700-2100), 18th (0900-1700),19th (1300-2000) + 24th (1700-2100), 25th (0900-1700), 26th (1300-2000).

This course completed over two weekends, so is perfect for those who are at work or school during the week.

June 2019:

23rd June - 28th June 2019 (0900-1700)

August 2019:

25th to the 30th August 2019 (0900-1700)

Click Here to Enrol

Rookie Lifeguard Courses

The Rookies Lifeguarding course is run by our team of experienced coaches and swimming instructors. Young people aged 8-14 have the chance to learn invaluable first aid, personal survival and lifeguarding skills and techniques. This course is great for confidence boosting and provides a head-start for those wanting to become lifeguards in the future.

There are 3 award levels with bronze, silver and gold being taught this summer.

Time: 9-11am

BRONZE; PRE-REQUISITE: COMFORTABLY SWIM 100M CONTINUALLY UNAIDED

- May 2019: 27th, 29th,31st

- August 2019: 12th, 14th and 16th

Click Here to book onto a Bronze Rookie lifeguard course. 


SILVER; PRE-REQUISITE: COMFORTABLY SWIM 150M CONTINUALLY UNAIDED

July 2019: 29th, 31st, 2nd Aug
August 2019; 19th, 21st 23rd

Click Here to book onto a Silver rookie Lifeguard Course

GOLD- PRE-REQUISITE: COMFORTABLY SWIM 200M CONTINUALLY UNAIDED

August 2019: 5th, 7th 9th 

August 2019: 26th 28th 30th 

Click Here to book onto a Gold Rookie Lifeguard Course