Courses & Qualifications

We offer a wide range of official courses and qualifications both run and hosted by the centre. Whether it’s brushing up on your first aid training or gaining a lifeguard qualification, we’ve got you covered. If you are interested in any of the listed courses please email for further details.



NaRS First Aid at Work

The aim of this qualification is to establish a standard, which creates a level of competence for first aid skills that meet the requirements for the Health and Safety at Work act 1981. The course runs for 18 contact hours and lasts for 3 years. The candidates must be 13 years and above.

NaRS Emergency First Aid at Work

The aim of this course is to enable a candidate to be able to act as an appointed person to take charge of the first aid arrangements, including looking after the equipment and calling the Emergency Medical Services when required. The course runs for 6 contact hours and lasts for 3 years. Candidates must be 13 years and above.

Emergency Life Support Training

This is a 2 hour course and is associated with Heartstart UK. This training gives you the set of actions needed to keep someone alive until professional help arrives. They include performing CPR, dealing with choking, serious bleeding and helping someone that may be having a heart attack.

STA Pool Lifeguard Course

This is a nationally recognised lifeguarding qualification for leisure centre staff and certified by the STA (Swimming Teachers Association). The course is completed within 36 hours and involves both a practical and theory examination. The qualification is valid for 2 years.
The course covers the following-

·       Life Support

·       Pool Safety

·       Spinal Injuries

·       Rescue Skills

·       Pool Features

·       First Aid

Pool Safety Award

This award is a specialist, fit for purpose qualification, designed specifically to equip Primary and Secondary School Staff with a range of key skills to deal competently with poolside aquatic emergencies. This course is completed over the duration of 6 hours and includes the following-

·       Rescue Techniques

·       Emergency Procedures

·       Pool Hazards

·       Risk Assessments

·       Relevant Legislation

Manual Handling

This session last for around 2 hours and is associated with the Handling Operations Regulations 1992. ‘It involves the transporting or supporting of a load by hand or a bodily force’. The course supplies you with a good knowledge and understanding of issues associated with transporting loads.
The course covers the following-

·       How potentially hazardous handling operations may be recognised       
·       How to deal with unfamiliar handling operations
·       The proper use of handling aids
·       The proper use of personal protective equipment
·       Features of the working environment that contribute to safety
·       The importance of good housekeeping
·       Factors affecting individual capability
·       Good handling technique