Combined Level 1 Assistant Swim Teacher & NPLQ

March 19, 2021

Recognising the shortage of pool lifeguards and swimming teachers in Ireland, Swim Ireland now offers a combined Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher and National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course.

You can gain your first swimming teacher qualification and complete your NPLQ, all in the one place with Swim Ireland, giving you a huge step up on your career in swimming and the leisure industry.

We piloted this option in July and August last year, and we are kicking off 2021's lifeguard training in April.

For this course, which starts online in the Virtual Classroom, you have the option to book:

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification ONLY

Full course (Virtual Classroom and Practical Sessions): €300.00 for member / €375.00 for non-member

Virtual Classroom ONLY (24 hours): €225.00 for member / €260.00 for non-member

Practical Sessions ONLY (12 hours): €100.00 for member / €140.00 for non-member


Combined National Pool Lifeguard Qualification / Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher Qualification

Full course (Virtual Classroom and Practical Sessions): €600.00 for member / €650.00 for non-member

Virtual Classroom ONLY (32 hours): €425.00 for member / €450.00 for non-member

Practical Sessions ONLY (28 hours): €200.00 for member / €250.00 for non-member

How to Book NPLQ Course

How to Book NPLQ Course

Our next National Pool Lifeguard Qualification course starts in the Virtual Classroom on April 6. You can book this course on its own, or combine it with Level 1 Assistant Swimming Teacher. Full details at the link below.

Pool Lifeguard Course Booking