Would you like to start your career in the Leisure industry?

Build your career in Leisure, Health, and Fitness here at Active Stirling. We are introducing a 5-day course to complete your Pool Lifeguard qualification (Safety Training Award (STA) Level 2).

This course is a well-recognised lifeguard qualification across the UK. On successful completion, you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard.

To qualify you must be able to:

  • To jump into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
  • Swim 100 metres on the front and 100 metres on the back without stopping
  • Tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
  • Climb out of the pool unaided without the use of steps or ladders.
  • Be 16 years (or over) on the day of assessment

Skills will range from:

  • Understanding the role of a Pool Lifeguard
  • Health and Safety requirements for a Swimming pool environment
  • First Aid and Basic Life Support Skills
  • Pool Rescue Skills
  • Become a confident leader, and take charge of situations, making quick and decisive decisions

DATE: Monday 13 February – Friday 17 February (5-day course)

TIME: 9.00am - 5.00pm

AGE: 16yrs+

VENUE: The PEAK and Forthbank

COST: £250

BOOK BY: Monday 6 February

If you have a passion for sport and physical activity, this course will help your career in the leisure industry. To book or for more details, please get in touch with Ryan Conlon at conlonr@activestirling.org.uk

Once you have successfully completed your Lifeguard course, you can progress to become a Lifesaving Tutor, or take further qualifications such as Pool Plant Operations or a Certificate in Swimming Teaching.

If you’re thinking of starting a career in leisure, health and fitness or want to develop your skills further, Active Stirling’s wide range of courses and qualifications help you make the next step. Whether you’d like to be a pool lifeguard, take your passion for fitness a stage further and become a gym instructor, or personal trainer, or become a first aider we have a course for you. Our supportive, practical, and friendly environment makes us great people to learn with – so join our learning community now!

Ryan Conlon, Active Stirling’s Group Fitness and Training Manager