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Professional Courses

We offer a range of professional courses throughout the year, usually run over school half-term and holidays. The NPLQ and STA Swim Teaching are internationally recognised qualifications, giving you the best entrance into a career in the leisure industry no matter where life takes you. 

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The Royal Life Saving Society's NPLQ is an internationally recognised qualification, and the most awarded lifeguarding qualification in the UK and Ireland. Becoming a lifeguard opens a variety of doors for careers and awards you with essential skills including First Aid and CPR. Upon completion, lifeguards will have the knowledge to supervise pool environments and administer first aid and water-based rescues. 

Lifeguarding is a rewarding job with amazing transferable skills and opportunity for career progression


  • Learn skills for life including First Aid, AED, responsibility, and team work 

  • Internationally recognised qualification, giving you the potential to work and travel

  • A great way for students to fund their studies with varied working hours 

  • Opportunities for career progression in the leisure industry 

Every candidate must be 16-years-old or older and 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

Next Course Dates:

25th July - 2nd August 2024

NPLQ Booking Form

The STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming aims to produce teachers that can teach the essential swimming skills, water safety and all four key strokes to participants. Swimming teachers will be able to seek employment in a wide variety of leisure facilities with possible opportunity to apply to our own Swim School. All qualified teachers will be responsible for planning, delivering and evaluating a series of progressive and fun swimming lessons for child and adult participants.

Swimming teaching is the ideal career path for anyone looking for a rewarding and active role. 


  • Internationally recognised, giving you the opportunity to travel with your career 

  • No prior experience or qualification required 

  • A course that meets CIMSPA's employer-led swimming teacher professional standards

  • Flexible teaching hours to fit around your lifestyle, giving you a great work-life balance

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