National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Uttoxeter Leisure Centre offers you the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification by enrolling on the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Course.

The next course will run Friday 31st March 2018 - Thursday 5th April 2018 with the assessment scheduled for Sunday 8th April 2018! Please return your completed enrolment form to reception with payment of £225 before the 1st March 2018 to secure a place on this course.

The course will consist of both theoretical and practical sessions and cover both wet and dry skills; candidates are reminded that all sessions must be attended in order to take the assessment.

The following areas will be covered:

  • Safety and rescue provision of swimming pools
  • Rescue of a casualty using poolside rescue equipment
  • Rescue of a casualty using contact tows
  • Two timed swims
  • Spinal injury rescue, support and management
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation for adult baby and infant
  • First aid, including illness and injury management
  • The course will also cover site specific elements, such as pool operating procedures and legal requirements.

Candidates must be able to swim 200m continuously, swim 50m in under 1 minute, tread water for 30 seconds, dive to the deepest part of the pool (1.8m) and climb out unaided.

Candidates must be at least 16 years old on the assessment day to attend the course.

Course costs are payable in full before the course begins. Price includes assessment, resource materials and training.

Details of future courses will be published soon, please register your interest at reception or email