This qualification is designed to train learners in pool rescue, CPR techniques, first aid and dealing with poolside emergencies.

  • Be 16 years, or older, at the point of assessment
  • Be able to jump into deep water
  • Be able to swim 50 metres in under 1 minute
  • Be able to swim 100 metres on the front and 100 metres on the back without stopping
  • Be able to tread water for 30 seconds in deep water
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
  • Be able to climb out of the pool unaided without the use of steps or ladders

During this course you will learn:

  • To understand the role of a Pool Lifeguard
  • To understand the Health and Safety requirements for a swimming pool environment
  • To understand and practice first aid and basic life supporting skills
  • To understand and practice pool rescue skills
  • Pool and First Aid practical and theory exams

BOOK BY: Sunday 1 October

AGE: 16 years+

COST: £250

5-day intensive course

Monday 9 - Friday 13 October

9.00am-5.00pmThe PEAK

For each course, you must complete and attend all 5 days

  • STA Lifesaving Tutor Status
  • STA Pool Plant Operations
  • STA Certificate in Teaching Swimming
  • Certificate in Leisure Management
  • Become a Duty Manager in a Leisure facility
  • Become an Operations Manager in a Leisure facility

Pool Lifeguarding qualification is valid for 3 years (ongoing training required)

If you are interested in this course, please click on Enquire Now above and complete our training form.

For any course enquiries, please email

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) Individual Training Accounts (ITAs) are for people who are 16 or over, resident in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work.

You must have an income of £22,000 a year or less or be on certain benefits to be eligible to get up to £200 towards the costs of learning or training.

You can apply for an ITA if you are not undertaking any secondary, further, or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

ITAs are available if you are looking to progress in or change your job. There is a wide range of courses to choose from and you can study with any ITA approved learning provider, including, local colleges, universities, and private training providers.

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