National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ)

The National Pool Management Qualification (NPMQ) is a four day management qualification aimed at any level of manager in the leisure industry.

The course has been designed to ensure that, on completion, all candidates will have a full and thorough understanding of their and their employer’s legal responsibilities with regards to managing health and safety in a swimming pool environment.

Benefits of completing the NPMQ

The qualification was developed in direct response to findings contained in an industry survey. The survey results identified worrying knowledge gaps in both understanding, and complying with law, regulations and guidance when managing a leisure facility.

The NPMQ course:

  • Ensures the safe operation of swimming pools
  • Gives employees and employers the understanding of their legal responsibilities with regards to risk assessment
  • Improves ability to implement and review of Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Gives employees and employers understanding of their legal responsibilities with regards to the law in the leisure industry

 

Completing the NPMQ course ensures managers are managing leisure facilities safely, effectively and within the law.

NPMQ Course Content

Day 1, Element 1 – The Principles of Risk Management

  • Employees’ and employers’ legal responsibilities with regards to risk assessment
  • Understanding the development, implementation and review of risk assessments within the context of the legal framework
  • Employees’ and employers’ legal responsibilities with regards to Pool Safety Operating Procedures (NOP and EAP)
  • Understanding the development, implementation and review of Pool Safety Operating Procedures within the context of the legal framework

Day 2, Element 2 – Managing the Team

  • Employees’ and employers’ legal responsibilities with regards to initial and ongoing training
  • Understanding the development, implementation and review of induction procedures within the context of the legal framework

Day 3, Element 3 – Understanding the Law

  • Employees’ and employers’ legal responsibilities with regards to the law in the leisure industry
  • Overview of the Health & Safety at Work
  • Overview of the Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • Overview of other regulations relevant to the leisure industry including:
    – Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
    – Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
    – Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992
  • Overview of Guidance documents in the leisure industry
    – HSG 179 – Managing Health & Safety in Swimming Pools
    – CEN 15288 – Part 1 and Part 2
  • Overview of Gross Negligence Manslaughter
  • Overview of Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007
  • Overview of Effective Risk Management

Day 4, Element 4 – Serious Incident Management

  • Employees’ and employers’ legal responsibilities with regards to serious incident management
  • Understanding the development, implementation and review of serious incident management systems within the context of the legal framework
  • Overview of post incident management
  • Overview of the legal aspects with regards to investigation management

Booking on an NPMQ Course

Upcoming dates and venue for the National Pool Management Qualification:

18–21 December 2017
Tonbridge School Centre
Tonbridge School
Tonbridge
TN10 3AD

8-11 January 2018
RLSS UK HQ
Redhill House
227 London Road
Worcester
WR5 2JG

22-25 January 2018
Nottingham Park Inn
Mansfield Road
NG5 2BT

29 January-1 February 2018
BP Meadhurst Club
Chertsey Road
Sunbury-on-Thames
TW16 7LN

12-15 February 2018
Huish Leisure
Wincanton Road
Langport
Somerset
TA10 9SS

19-23 February 2018
Caludon Castle Sports Centre
Axholme Road
Coventry
CV2 5BD

5-8 March 2018
Stevenage Swimming Centre
St Georges Way
Stevenage
Hertfordshire
SG1 1XY

18-22 March 2018
Bulmershe Leisure Centre
Woodlands Avenue
Woodley
Reading
RG5 3EU

26-29 March 2018
Backwell Leisure Centre
Farleigh Road
Bristol
BS48 3BP

9-13 April 2018
BP Meadhurst Club
Chertsey Road
Sunbury-on-Thames
TW16 7LN

30 April-1 May 2018
Manchester Park Inn
Cheetham Road
Manchester
M4 4EW

14-18 May 2018
Nottingham Park Inn
Mansfield Road
NG5 2BT

21-25 May 2018
Downham Health and Leisure Centre
7-9 Moorside Road
Bromley
BR1 5EP

To book onto a course please complete this form and email it back to [email protected].

Individual Bookings and Course Charges

The standard fee per candidate is:

Non RLSS Trainer Assessor£550.00 (excl VAT)

RLSS UK Trainer Assessor or higher £450.00 (excl VAT)

Hosting a Course

If you are interested in hosting a course, we will provide the trainer, resources, administer and market the course on our website and through our social media, in return you need to advertise locally and you will receive one free place on the course.

As the host venue, you will be required to provide tea, coffee and lunch for all candidates over the 4 day period (you will cover the cost of lunch for your internal candidates and the trainer, lunches for the remaining external candidates should be invoiced IQL Ltd (post course) – maximum £8.00 per external candidate).

We will also need a training room which can accommodate up to 15 candidates and has either a projector or a screen which can be connected to a laptop.

Closed Courses

If you would prefer to host a closed course solely for your internal candidates, we would require tea, coffee and lunches provided for all candidates and the trainer and a minimum of 8 candidates.