Get your NPLQ at The Malden Centre

Learn to save lives

NPLQ Courses

We regularly run NPLQ courses here at Malden Centre. Learn valuable life saving skills and become qualified for a job in lifeguarding with part time and full time options available.

And why stop there? If you become a lifeguard at a Places Leisure Centre, you will have the opportunity to progress your career in leisure, with potential Placemaker, Placemaker Manager, and Duty Manager roles available within the centre.

Course dates and fees
  • Monday 23rd - Friday 27th October
  • From 8.00am-5.00pm
  • Assessment on Saturday 28th October
  • £275 (must be paid in full)
  • Gain 8 UCAS points with this full Level 3 qualificaiton

Want to become a Lifeguard at Malden Centre? This course fee will be reduced should you start your career with us as either a full or part time lifeguard!

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Course Requirements

All candidates must meet the following criteria to take part in this course:

  • Be aged 16+ on the date of the assessment
  • Swim 50m in under 60 seconds
  • Able to swim 100m consistently on their front
  • Able to swim 100m consistently on their back
  • Able to tread water for 30 seconds in deep water


Information on the course:

  • Arrive at 7:45am so we can begin at 8.00am
  • There is no on site parking but there is a car park in front of us which is a pay and display and streets surrounding Bagon Road that have free parking
  • We have bike racks to lock up bikes
  • On the first day, please head to reception and they will direct you to the room that we will be in
  • Please bring food and drink with you. We have a café on site that sells snacks and coffee
  • Please bring a pen and note book. A course manual will be provided on day 1 on the course
  • We will have regular breaks and lunch break where you can go out to the high street to buy some food if needed
  • Please bring a padlock so you can use the lockers while we are in the pool
  • We will be in the pool once a day for 2 hours
  • Please bring a swim costume/shorts, dark swim shorts and t-shirt that you will wear in the pool
  • Please be prompt every day with starts and break times
  • Ensure that you have created an account on RLSS Tahdah 

If you have any further questions, please contact Malden Centre on 020 8336 7770, or