National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

On successful completion of the course, you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard and have the opportunity to apply to work on a casual basis at the Sports Training Village.

This five-day course, taught in the Olympic-sized London 2012 Legacy Pool, is a nationally recognised qualification that provides an understanding of:

  • Your role and responsibilities
  • Lifeguard & Law
  • First Aid
  • Pool Safety Operating Procedures
  • Hazards on poolside
  • Dealing with emergencies
  • Teamwork
  • Policies & procedures
  • Pool supervision & intervention

Next course:

Monday 23rd to Friday 27th October 2023 (9am-6pm), with an assessment on Saturday 28th October 2023 (10am-4pm) – click here to book.

Course cost: £250.

Course prerequisites

Applicants must be:

  •  16 years of age or older;
  • Able to jump or dive into deep water;
  • Able to swim 50m in no more than 60 seconds;
  • Able to swim 100m continuously on front and back;
  • Able to tread for 30 seconds in deep water;
  • Able to surface dive to the floor of the pool;
  • Able to climb out of the pool unaided without using a ladder / step where the pool design permits.
Validity of Award: 2 years.

Before booking, please click here to read our Course Handbook including full terms and conditions.

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