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Looking for a career that really makes a difference?

If you’re looking for an important job that helps to keep others safe, a Lifeguarding position could be for you! We have full time and part time vacancies across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

Free Training

To become a lifeguard you must have a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ), we run these courses throughout the year across different centres. Find your nearest NPLQ course in the schedule below. 

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course is free to undertake upon employment with SLL. For more information and terms and conditions, please contact 

Why work for SLL?

Looking for a job with room for real progression and management opportunities? Start your career with SLL and we’ll provide free training and support. Plus, there's great employee benefits including discount at major retailers, theatre tickets and a free gym membership.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Courses


Hitchin Swimming Centre, Hitchin

Certificates: NPLQ and Automated External Defibrillator Operator

Sun 16 Jul - Fri 21 Jul 2023 9am - 6pm

For more information or to book, please contact

Royston Leisure Centre, Royston 

Certificates: NPLQ, Management of Anaphylaxis and Automated External Defibrillator Operator

Coming Soon  Times TBC​

For more information or to book, please contact

NPLQ Pre-requisites

The course includes swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification and become a lifeguard. Completion of the course leads to the opportunity of employment thereafter.

  • Be at least 16 years old on exam day
  • Be able to swim 50m in 60 seconds or less
  • Jump or dive into deep water
  • Swim 100m continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread Water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without ladder/steps

Current Lifeguard Vacancies

Already hold a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification and are looking for flexible or full time work as a lifeguard? Search our current vacancies. We would love for you to join the team!

For more information about careers at SLL, contact