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Sports related training courses

In first aid and courses for lifeguards.

We organise the following training and development courses which are pre-requisites for people seeking employment in Leisure Centres.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 

Wolverhampton Sport and Recreation have been externally verified by the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards and successfully approved as a quality assured training organisation for this qualification. The course is intended for those seeking to become professional lifeguards and is valid for 2 years. An extensive programme is covered on both theory and practical techniques.

All candidates must:

  • be 16 years of age or over prior to assessment
  • be able to swim 100m continuously on front and back.
  • swim 50m in 60 seconds
  • jump/dive into deep water
  • surface dive to deepest part of the pool and climb out unaided (where pool design allows)
  • tread water for 30 seconds in deep water

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

This course is designed to equip candidates with practical life saving skills. It is a must for anyone teaching in a swimming pool environment and is available in a two day or one day format.  All candidates must be 16 years of age or over prior to course commencement.

First Aid at Work

This is a three day certified course designed to train employees up to the minimum required by the The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (OFQUAL) and is valid for 3 years.  Our tutors are now registered course trainers and the courses are registered with and recognised by the OFQUAL.  All candidates must be 16 years of age or over prior to course commencement.

First Aid at Work Refresher

This is a two day certified course which enables people who have an existing First Aid at Work Qualification to refresh within the three year period. This course can only be accessed if an existing valid First Aid at Work Certificate can be provided.

Emergency First Aid at Work 

This one day course is for employees who can step in when the fully qualified person is not available. The course focuses on three key areas; emergency response, emergency action and summoning assistance and is valid for 3 years.  All candidates must be 16 years of age or over prior to course commencement.

First Aid Training

We offer ongoing first aid training and bespoke courses to meet your needs.

Contact us to book

Training and Development
Wolverhampton City Council
Aldersley Leisure Village
Aldersley Road
Wolverhampton
WV6 9NW