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Mylnhurst Training offers high quality courses, led by experienced members of the Mylnhurst team and accredited by the appropriate awarding bodies.

First Aid courses are open to only 12 delegates, ensuring that you have plenty of opportunity to talk with your trainer. Our comfortable training suite offers the perfect setting to put you at ease, so that you can make the most of your experience.

For further information about, or to book on, any of our courses, please email [email protected] or call 01142361411.





Paediatric First Aid

(2 day course)

This course is suitable for adults who care for babies and children in any professional setting and are required to be qualified in first aid, including:

  • au pairs
  • nannies
  • childminders
  • nursery and pre-school workers
  • sport and leisure staff
  • crèche leaders
  • anyone responsible for the welfare of children

Great to Know!

This course covers how to help a baby or child who:

  • is unresponsive and breathing
  • is unresponsive and not breathing, including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED)
  • is choking
  • is bleeding
  • is burnt or has a scald
  • has an object in their eye, ear or nose
  • has hypothermia or heat exhaustion
  • has sickness or a fever

This course also covers what to do if someone is having a medical emergency, including:

  • meningitis
  • diabetic emergency
  • seizures
  • asthma attack
  • severe allergic reaction (anaphylactic shock)
  • has an injury to a bone muscle or joint (including spinal injuries)
  • has a head injury
  • has swallowed something harmful.

The two day course runs from 9am until 3.30pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions (registration from 8.45am).

This course offers a practical, hands-on approach that delivers the skills and confidence to use first aid skills in a real life situation. For added reassurance, each learner is assessed throughout the course using a range of practical demonstrations, question and answer sessions, quizzes and engaging activities, such as roleplay, designed to coach and support them.

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people. Unfortunately, our training suite is not currently wheelchair accessible.

The course also includes basic adult first aid skills, details on accident reporting and administering medication for those working in a childcare setting.

On successful completion of this course, you will receive a paediatric first aid certificate which is valid for three years by SkillBase. This course meets the requirements specified by OFSTED and also includes the requirements of the appointed person in the workplace.

In line with the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, this course can be used as evidence for an NVQ in childcare and education.

For more information on this course please contact us.



Emergency First Aid At Work

(1 day course)

This course is designed for people who want to receive training in emergency first aid. It is especially suited for nominated first aiders in smaller, low risk working environments, such as small offices. The course covers first aid protocols for adult casualties only.

Great to know!

This course provides basic life saving first aid skills and knowledge of workplace health and safety regulations, covering:

  • adult resuscitation (CPR)
  • burns and scalds
  • choking adult
  • communication and casualty care
  • defibrillator prompts and how to respond (theory based)
  • defibrillator pad placement (theory based)
  • minor and severe bleeding
  • role of the first aider (including knowledge of health and safety regulations)
  • seizures
  • shock
  • unresponsive adult

The one-day course runs from 9am until 3.30pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions (registration from 8.45am).

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people. Unfortunately, our training suite is not currently wheelchair accessible.



Emergency First Aid For Schools

(1 day HSE Compliant course)

This course is fantastic for KS1 & KS2 Schools, giving confidence with often worrying topics such as Anaphylaxis and Asthma.

It’ll well prepare you for an emergency situation both in and out of school – and centres around building an emergency plan, ready to quickly kick in should an emergency arrive!

Great to know!

  • Settings that need to comply with the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework should assess their needs and should consider training their team on the 2 day full Paediatric First Aid Course.
  • This course is also Health & Safety Executive (HSE) compliant.
  • Each delegate will get a certificate valid for three years.
  • This course is a fun and interactive workshop, with lots of time for practice and question. There are no formal tests.
  • Don’t forget that all of our courses are backed by our 100% Confidence Guarantee!

The course will cover:

  • emergency actions
  • child, baby & adult basic life support (CPR)
  • child, baby & adult choking
  • how to use a defib (AED)
  • head, neck & back injuries
  • asthma
  • anaphylaxis & adrenaline auto-injectors (including Epipens)
  • unconsciousness & recovery position
  • bleeding & burns
  • injuries to the bones, muscles & joints
  • seizures/fitting
  • first aider responsibilities
  • plus lots more! 

The one-day course runs from 9am until 3.30pm each day, with a lunch break between the morning and afternoon sessions (registration from 8.45am).

To ensure you get the most effective learning experience, learners must be physically able to participate and we limit group size to 12 people. Unfortunately, our training suite is not currently wheelchair accessible.



National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

(accredited by the Royal Life Saving Society UK)

The NPLQ is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the UK and Ireland and is also internationally recognised. More than 40,000 pool lifeguards qualify with the RLSS UK every year, and there are currently more than 80,000 pool lifeguards qualified in the NPLQ – 95% of all UK pool lifeguards.  
RLSS UK is regulated by Ofqual, Qualifications Wales and CCEA in Northern Ireland.

How do I become a Lifeguard?

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • jump/dive into deep water
  • swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • tread water for 30 seconds
  • surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

Find a Lifeguard Course near you!

How do I become a Lifeguard?

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours, which can easily fit around other commitments, the experience of working within a team, and the opportunity to progress within the leisure industry – most leisure managers start as pool lifeguards.

If you’d like to learn more about being a lifeguard, read Katie’s story here.

Learn skills for life

There is the option to obtain additional qualifications during an NPLQ course, these will require additional hours:


  • An excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • Opportunity for career progression as most leisure managers start as Pool Lifeguards
  • Varied working hours
  • Work within a team
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • A great way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

About the NPQL

Through IQL UK, the leading provider of lifeguard training, there are more than 90,000 RLSS UK pool lifeguards trained in the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ). IQL UK is the awarding organisation recognised and monitored by OfqualQualifications Wales and CCEA Regulation in Northern Ireland.

The NPLQ covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ are in three sections, and candidates must successfully pass all to attain the qualification.

Section 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue
Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid
Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 – First Aid
Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

About the assessment

Assessment for the NPLQ takes place at the end of the course. It determines your knowledge and understanding of the principles of working as a pool lifeguard and assesses your ability to apply the skills and knowledge in a work-related environment.

The assessment is split into three sections:

  1. Practical pool assessment
  2. Theory Assessment for all three sections
  3. Practical First Aid & CPR assessment

How do I renew my NPLQ?

NPLQ renewal candidates may renew their qualification within the period of validity of their existing qualification as stated on their certificate. This will include a full assessment of lifeguard knowledge and skills by an independent assessor. Candidates must have access to the most up to date copy of ‘The Lifeguard’ manual prior to assessment.

The following is required to be completed by candidates prior to the renewal assessment of their qualification to demonstrate their ongoing professional competence:

  • 20 hours Continued Professional Development within the last two years from the date of previous assessment covering content from the NPLQ syllabus:
    • Emergency First Aid at Work
    • In-water swimming pool rescue skills (at least 4 hrs)
    • CPR (at least 4 hrs)
    • First Aid (at least 4 hrs)
    • Lifeguard theory (at least 4 hours)
  • Continued Professional Development can be achieved by:
    • Attendance at Lifeguard ongoing training and competency assessment* (strongly recommended)
    • Attendance at alternative training, face-to-face or online, relating to In-water swimming pool rescue skills, CPR, First Aid and Lifeguard theory

Approved Prior Learning (APL)

In some circumstances, candidates may be able to show evidence of prior achievement to exempt themselves from sections of the course. Exemptions may apply to holders of the following awards and qualifications (guided learning time credits are shown in brackets):

  • RLSS UK National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (12 hours)
  • RLSS UK National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (6 hours)
  • RLSS UK Emergency Response Pool Qualification (6 hours)
  • RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard Qualification (6 hours)
  • Regulated First Aid at Work Certificate or Occupational First Aid Certificate (9 hours)
  • Regulated Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate (3 hours)
  • Regulated Paediatric First Aid Certificate (6 hours)
  • Regulated Emergency Paediatric First Aid Certificate (3 hours)
  • STA Pool Lifeguard Qualification (9 hours)
  • HABC Pool Lifeguard Qualification (9 hours)

Where candidates wish to claim a training exemption, they must provide the course trainer with original qualifications prior to the start of the course. A maximum of 12 hours of accreditation for prior learning may be claimed.

NPLQ accredited details with Ofqual and qualification specification

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the marketing name for this qualification – Its ‘accredited title’, as listed with Ofqual, is: IQL Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding, Intervention, Supervision, and Rescue qualification number 603/3309/1

Note. the minimum number of credits required to achieve a ’pass’ = 5 credits

This qualification is made up of the following units:

  • Unit 1 – Swimming Pool Safety Operation and Supervision unit number J/617/0924 credit value = 2
  • Unit 2 – Pool Lifeguard Emergency Rescue Skills L/617/0925 credit value = 1
  • Unit 3 – First Aid, illness and Injury Management in a Pool Environment R/617/0926 credit value = 2