Embark on a journey of skill development with our instructor and lifeguard courses! Tailored for individuals of all backgrounds, our courses offer a pathway to personal growth and professional advancement.

Become a swim instructor

Join our training course and embark on a fulfilling journey towards becoming a certified swimming instructor. Here’s your chance to turn your enthusiasm into expertise!

What we offer:

  • Fully funded Level 1 qualification, providing you with the fundamental knowledge and skills required for teaching swimming.
  • Should you decide to pursue further qualifications with Level 2, we will contribute 50% of the cost.
  • In exchange for our support, we request 40 hours of volunteered time per qualification. This invaluable hands-on experience will not only solidify your understanding but also kick-start your career as a swimming instructor.

Become a lifeguard

Join our National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) course, conducted regularly at the Baths, and become a certified lifeguard equipped with essential life-saving skills.

Course details:

  • Whether you’re a student, professional, or just someone passionate about water safety, our lifeguard courses are open to individuals aged 16 and above who meet the criteria required from The Royal Life Saving Society’s basic swimming ability.
  • Courses typically run during school holidays.
  • The course is priced at £270, covering all aspects of lifeguard training. Alternatively, participants can opt for a reduced cost of £70 by committing to 40 volunteer hours with us.
  • This unique option not only makes the course more accessible but also provides invaluable hands-on experience within our leisure team.

Course structure:

  • The NPLQ course spans five full days, usually Monday to Friday.
  • Participants will undergo training in a variety of essential lifeguard skills, including a written exam, defibrillator usage, practical CPR, first aid, and a wet side assessment, featuring timed swims and rescuing casualties with spinal injuries.
  • The course concludes with a comprehensive assessment on the final day, ensuring that participants are well-prepared to handle real-life lifeguarding scenarios.
  • The NPLQ now offers the added bonus of eight UCAS points, making it a valuable credential for academic pursuits too.

First aid courses

We also offer both the one-day Emergency First Aid at Work qualification and the comprehensive three-day Full First Aid at Work qualification. These courses can be conveniently held on-site or off-site, with prices tailored to the number of attendees. Rest assured, our rates are not only competitive but offer exceptional value compared to larger providers.

Junior swim assistant course

Calling all 14 and 15-year-olds with a passion for swimming! Engage in hands-on learning by assisting experienced swim teachers during lessons and earn £5.00 per hour for your valuable contribution. Upon turning 16, seamlessly transition into our swim volunteer role, setting the stage for your evolution into a qualified swim teacher.

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