Pool Lifeguard Training

STA Pool Lifeguard Course

Our five-day STA Pool Lifeguard qualification is our most comprehensive lifesaving qualification. On the course, you will learn essential skills including the theory of pool lifeguarding, supervision, the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard and the risks associated with a swimming pool or leisure centre.

Once qualified, you will be competent and confident to perform CPR, first aid and aquatic rescue skills including fitness training, poolside rescue skills and spinal injury management correctly.


How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s lifesaving experts, providing you with quality training
  • Training is in accordance with the National Occupational Standards and sections 140–185 of Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations
  • Regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales, and accredited by SQA Accreditation in Scotland
  • It will allow you to gain active employment as a pool lifeguard
  • You may also gain an additional first aid certificate if this is included as part of your Pool Lifeguard course, meaning that you can also act as a first aider when necessary (ask your course organiser for more details).

When You Get Your Qualification

  • It lasts for 2 years
  • You can revalidate your qualification on a refresher course or through ongoing training on the job, rather than taking the whole course again.

How to Take Your Qualification Further

Becoming a lifeguard is usually the first step for people who build a career in the leisure industry. From working as a lifeguard, you will observe swimming lessons, aquacise classes, deal with customers and test pool water. You may find that you wish to do move on to additional courses, such as swimming teaching or pool plant so that you can broaden your knowledge, take on more duties and build up your career in the leisure industry!


Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to swim 100 metres on the front and 100 metres on the back without stopping
  • Be able to swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Next Course: 30th July - 3rd August 2018

Our next course will be held at John Frost School (formerly Duffryn High School), Newport between 30th July - 3rd August inclusive 9am-5pm each day. For more information email chris@cbtraining.org or download the booking form and qualification specification below.

Pool Emergency Responder (PER) Training

STA Pool Emergency Responder Course

Our 2 day Pool Emergency Responder qualification is designed to train staff working in and around hotels and leisure clubs which traditionally have smaller pools which are shallower than 1.5m. On the course you will learn how to respond to a swimming pool incident, perform CPR, first aid, and aquatic rescue skills including basic spinal injury management.

This makes the qualification ideal for use in hotel and leisure club facilities where it’s been identified that constant poolside supervision isn’t required for a smaller pool, or by duty managers who don’t typically lifeguard but may wish to hold a qualification to support their lifeguard team in an emergency.


How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s lifesaving experts, providing you with quality training
  • Training is in accordance with the National Occupational Standards and sections 140–185 of Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations
  • Regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales
  • Will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with an emergency on the poolside.

When You Get Your Qualification

  • It lasts for 2 years.

How to Take Your Qualification Further

The Pool Emergency Responder qualification may be used as a stepping stone towards becoming a fully-qualified pool lifeguard, swimming teacher or fitness instructor if you’re interested in broadening your skill set and progressing your career further.


Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be able to swim 25 metres 
    • Learners who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Next Course: TBC

Our next course  dates and venue to be confirmed. For more information email chris@cbtraining.org or download the booking form and qualification specification below.

Safety Award for Teachers (SAT) Training

STA Safety Award for Teachers Course

If you’re a swimming teacher, aqua aerobic instructor or school teacher and looking for a qualification that will allow you to provide safety cover for swimming sessions, this is the qualification for you!

On the course, you’ll learn basic rescue, first aid and resuscitation skills. Holding a rescue/safety award such as this is also a pre-requisite for our swimming teaching qualifications, so this may be included with your swimming teaching course (ask your course organiser for more details).


How Will the Qualification Benefit You?

  • Created by STA’s lifesaving experts, providing you with quality training
  • Training is in accordance with HSE publication Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools and British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations
  • Regulated by Ofqual and Qualifications Wales
  • Will give you the confidence and knowledge to deal with an emergency that may occur during swimming lessons.

When You Get Your Qualification

  • It lasts for 2 years.

How to Take Your Qualification Further

The Safety Award for Teachers is the perfect qualification to accompany a swimming teaching qualification. It’s also a great stepping stone into the world of lifesaving, as you can take this course at 14 years old, then decide if you would like to take the plunge and become a fully-qualified Pool Lifeguard or fitness instructor!


Interested? Before You Get Started…

You’ll need to make sure you’ve met the following requirements before you attend your course:

  • Be at least 14 years of age
  • Be able to swim 25 metres 
    • Learners who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Next Course: Sunday 18th November 2018

Our next course will be held at Monmouth Girls School on Sunday 18th November 2018 9am-5pm. For more information email chris@cbtraining.org or download the booking form and qualification specification below.