Get your NPLQ at Rotherham Leisure Centre

Learn to save lives

NPLQ Courses

We regularly run NPLQ courses here at Rotherham Leisure 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 12th - Saturday 17th February 2024
  • From 7.00am - 5.30pm
  • £250 (must be paid in full)
  • Maximum 8 people 
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 6.45am so we can begin at 7.00am
  • 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
  • Please bring a pen and note book
  • 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 pound coin so you can use the lockers while we are in the pool
  • Please bring a swim costume/swim shorts and t-shirt that you can wear in the pool
  • Please be prompt every day with starts and break times

If you have any further questions, please contact Rotherham Leisure Centre on 01709 797100 or email