We often run a number of courses relevant to the leisure industry, using qualified and experienced instructors with a professional approach to your training.

We also provide courses in conjunction with third-party training providers including IoS (Institute of Swimming), ASA (Amateur Swimming Association) and QLM (Quality Leisure Management).

UPCOMING COURSES

Course Date(s) Venue Price Booking Information

RoPPP Update

9th October 2017 Corringham Leisure Centre £135 Click here to register and book your place
(Please note: you will be re-directed to the IoS website)

Pool Plant Operator

10th, 11th & 12th October 2017 Corringham Leisure Centre £299 Click here to register and book your place
(Please note: you will be re-directed to the IoS website)

ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher

15th, 22nd-29th October 2017 Blackshots Leisure Centre £680 Click here to register and book your place
(Please note: you will be re-directed to the IoS website)
CIMSPA Health & Saftey Management Course 28th, 29th & 30th November 2017 Belhus Park Leisure Centre £320+vat Click here to register and book your place
CIMSPA Health & Saftey Management Course 6th, 7th & 8th December 2017 Lancing Manor Leisure Centre £320+vat Click here to register and book your place

Please see below for more information and a description of the courses that we offer.

If you do not see the course or CPD listed that you are looking for, please contact the Group Training/HR Administrator on (01375) 411267 to be kept on a waiting list and informed of courses as and when they are scheduled.

COURSES WE REGULARLY OFFER

FIRST AID COURSES

DESCRIPTION

This HSE approved course will supply all learners with the skills and knowledge needed to provide treatment to their casualties in a prompt, safe and effective manner. A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Responsibilities and reporting
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Basic hygiene in First Aid
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Anatomy
  • Minor injuries
  • Bleeding control
  • Choking
  • Shock

ASSESSMENT

Summative practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, along with a written assessment. A Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner which is valid for 3 years, subject to successful assessment.

PRICE

Please refer to the upcoming courses table above.

PRE-REQUISITES

All candidates must hold a current, valid First Aid at Work qualification.

DESCRIPTION

This HSE approved course is designed for those who currently hold a First Aid at Work qualification and are due to expire. A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

ASSESSMENT

Summative practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, along with a written assessment on each day.

A Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner which is valid for 3 years, subject to successful assessment.

PRICE

Please refer to the upcoming courses table above.

DESCRIPTION

This comprehensive HSE approved course covers a wide range of first aid emergencies, enabling all participants to deal with emergency situations with confidence in a prompt, safe and effective way. A range of subjects are covered including:

  • Legalities, responsibilities and reporting
  • Heart attacks
  • Dealing with an unresponsive casualty
  • Eye injuries
  • Fractures and spinal injuries
  • Choking
  • Control of bleeding
  • Chest injuries
  • Assessment of the situation
  • Diabetes
  • Shock (including Anaphylaxis)
  • Asthma
  • Head injuries
  • Poisoning
  • Sprains and strains
  • Stroke
  • Burns
  • Epilepsy
  • Resuscitation
  • Bandaging

ASSESSMENT

Summative practical assessment is on-going by the instructor, along with a written assessment on each day.

A Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work will be issued to the learner which is valid for 3 years, subject to successful assessment.

PRICE

See course details

HEALTH AND SAFETY COURSES

DESCRIPTION

This is a three day course for duty managers, centre and club managers of leisure facilities who have operational control of their facilities. On successful completion of the training, delegates will be able to:

  • Explain the key components of a health and safety management system.
  • Understand the legal framework within the UK, the sources and importance of health and safety information, law enforcement and the difference between criminal and civil law.
  • Compile risk assessments and accompanying written procedures in key operational areas and advise upon facility maintenance and the safe use of contractors.
  • Describe the key requirements of current legislation that is relevant to the sport and physical activity sector.
  • Supervise and manage health and safety in their workplace more effectively.

ASSESSMENT

It is assessed by a 50 question multiple choice examination at the end of the course.

PRICE

Please refer to the upcoming courses table above.

LIFEGUARD COURSES

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

Candidates must be 16 years or older at the time of taking the final assessment and be able to meet the following basic fitness criteria:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and then on the back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool (2.8 metres)
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps where the pool design permits

Please note: You may be required to undertake a water test to ensure you can meet the course pre-requisites prior to being allowed to book onto this course.

 

DESCRIPTION

The NPLQ course is a minimum of 36 hours long. It is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

  • Section 1 – The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision
  • Section 2 – Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
  • Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid

ASSESSMENT

At the end of the course, candidates are required to undertake a practical assessment on pool lifeguard theory, pool rescue, first aid and CPR.

Subject to successfully passing the final assessment, the candidates will hold a full 8th Edition National Pool Lifeguard Qualification inclusive of all 3 units, which are valid for 2 years.

PRICE

Please refer to the upcoming courses table above.

OPERATIONS COURSES

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course.

There is a pre course preparation sheet which is required to be completed prior to the course. This is to be taken on the first day of the course for initial discussions with the course tutor. This pre course preparation sheet is sent alongside other pre course administration from the IoS.

DESCRIPTION

This three-day course is the essential technical qualification for staff involved in day-to-day pool plant operation, or those responsible for plant management.

By the end of the course successful candidates will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the design and operation of their own pool plant including the circulation, filtration, disinfection, pH correction and heating of pool water. They will know how to maintain water that is in ‘balance' and which is safe and pleasant to swim in. Candidates will be able to use correct techniques to test pool water and understand the remedial action required to restore ideal conditions, the technical requirements for ensuring safe and efficient operation of pool plant.

ASSESSMENT

This course is assessed using a multiple choice test on the third day of the course, followed by a post course work based assignment. This assignment has to be completed within 3 weeks from the last day of the course and received by the IoS within the 3 week time frame.

To complete the assignment, learners need access to an operational plant room.

Awarding times will be between 5-7 weeks following the course.

PRICE

£299

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

You must be at least 18 years of age at the start of the course. Learners must have passed an NPPO, or attended a PPO Revalidation course, no more than 3 years ago.

DESCRIPTION

Provided you passed your NPPO, or attended a PPO Revalidation course, no more than 5 years ago, you will automatically have been placed on the CIMSPA's Register. By doing so you will be recognised by employers and the industry for keeping your technical knowledge of pool plant and water treatment up to date.

Please note: Candidates who passed a National Pool Plant Operators Course, or completed a Pool Plant Revalidation Course or a RoPPPs Update Seminar prior to 1st August 2010 will remain on RoPPPs for 5 years, for courses taken from 1 August 2010 registration will be for 3 years.

The aim of this ONE day course is to provide qualified NPPO candidates with the necessary technical updates on pool plant, water treatment and health and safety practices, to bring their knowledge back up to date.

Course content:

  • Management of pH and chlorine levels.
  • Use of UV
  • Health and safety update
  • Latest advances in technology and equipment
  • Bacteriological testing - what do the results mean?
  • Linking pool water treatment with source water
  • Energy management update
  • Differences in operation of spa, swimming, hydrotherapy pools

ASSESSMENT

There is no assessment with the Update Seminar. Full participation and engagement is required throughout the day.

PRICE

£135

SWIMMING TEACHER COURSES

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the course.

Learners are required to be 17 years of age to register for this qualification and must hold one of the following qualifications:

  • ASA Teacher Certificate (1994-2000)
  • ASA Level 2 (Teacher) Swimming, units 1-3 (2000-2006/7)
  • ASA UKCC Level 2 Certificate for Teaching Aquatics, units 1-6
  • ASA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Aquatics (QCF), units 201-208

Your original pre-requisite certificate must be brought along with you to the course on the first face to face day and be presented to the tutor.

Although not compulsory, it is advised that you should have completed several hours, over a prolonged period, of assisting or shadowing experienced level 2 Adult and Child Teachers.

This will help your communication skills when supporting adults to facilitate their children’s learning. 

DESCRIPTION

This qualification takes a blended learning approach combining pre course e-learning followed by 1.5 days face to face delivery and post course online portfolio. The total guided learning hours are 45. The guided learning hours for the online learning and completion of assessments are approximately 15 - 20 hours. The L2CAP is intended for those teachers who will be delivering sessions to adult and child groups (between 0 and 4 years).

The units of this qualification will enable learners to:

  • Develop confidence, communication and inter personal skills
  • Identify the principles of pre-fundamentals sessions
  • Develop an awareness of their professional role and responsibilities
  • Adopt an integrated approach to the theory and practice of adult and child sessions
  • Reflect on their own previous or current levels of experience, practice and skills, and areas for development. 

ASSESSMENT

Learners can be assessed using a combination of methods such as observation, examination of products, oral and written questioning, professional discussion and assignments/case study.

Achievement of this qualification will provide sufficient evidence that an individual has acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to deliver Learn to Swim sessions in the context of adult and child sessions.

PRICE

£249

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification and learners are not required to have any prior experience of teaching.

DESCRIPTION

The ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification is a practical qualification, which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be a Swimming Assistant (Teaching).

ASSESSMENT

This qualification is made up of a series of learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Assessment is through the completion of a series of tasks set by the ASA AB. The purpose of assessment is to ensure that effective learning has taken place to give learners the opportunity to achieve the learning outcomes and assessment criteria.

To achieve this qualification:

    • All learning outcomes must be achieved
    • All assessment criteria must be achieved
    • All evidence produced by the learner must be their own, and in English

 

Assessment is made up of a series of component parts:

1. Theoretical questions - Please note these questions will change during the life of the qualification and be updated using the relevant hyperlink in the qualification specification

2. Observation record

3. Review record

 

This qualification is not graded. Learners will either meet the requirements and pass or will not meet the requirements and be referred.

PRICE

£395

COURSE PRE-REQUISITES

You must be at least 16 years of age at the start of the course. In order to attend this course, you must hold:

  • An ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)

OR

  • An ASA Level 1 Award in Teaching Aquatics or an equivalent ASA qualification certificated after 1994.

DESCRIPTION

The ASA Level 2 Swimming Teacher qualification is a practical qualification, which develops the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be a Swimming Teacher.

This qualification builds on the knowledge, skills and abilities developed in the ASA Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) qualification. When achieved it ensures swimming teachers can effectively and independently plan, prepare, deliver, monitor and evaluate a series of swimming teaching lessons.

ASSESSMENT

Assessment is made up of a series of component parts:

1. Theoretical questions

2. Lesson plans

3. Lesson overview

4. Observation record

5. Evaluation

6. Action plan

 

Assessment is the responsibility of the Tutor/Assessor and will cover the following:

  • Practical teaching through the use of observation, oral and/or written and recorded against a checklist of competence related to specific outcomes
  • Planning, preparation and other associated tasks
  • A selection of group work, presentations, group tasks, worksheets, games and pool work and other activities deemed appropriate by the assessor
  • Practical teaching through the use of an observation, oral and/or written and recorded against a checklist of competence related to specific outcomes

PRICE

£680