RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

A nationally recognised qualification in the leisure industry for swimming pool lifeguards. It provides skills in swimming pool supervision, intervention and rescue, first aid and resuscitation.

Pre-requisites

  1. You must be at least 16 years of age prior to assessment
  2. You must be able to attend 100% of the course
  3. Complete exercises in The Lifeguard Manual
  4. Provide photographic identification
  5. In T-shirt and shorts you must be able to:
    • jump/dive into deep water
    • swim 100m continuously backstroke and frontcrawl or breaststroke
    • swim 50m in 60 seconds (demonstrating a recognised stroke)
    • comfortably surface dive without difficulties involving ear/hearing problems (to 12ft 6in, Diving pit Halifax Pool)
    • tread water in deep water for 30 seconds
    • Swim 50m backstroke (leg-kick only) on your back
  6. Climb out unaided without ladder/steps

To guarantee your place, you will be asked to demonstrate the above skills at a short assessment, arranged 2-4 weeks before the start of the course. Its highly recommended potential candidates practice their prerequisite skills before the assessment.

RLSS Pool Lifeguard Course 2017 – Course 1 Cost £260 (£220 Passport to Leisure)

Date Time Location
Sun 9 April 2017 11.00am - 6.15pm Halifax Pool
Mon 10 –Fri 14 April 2017 8.00am - 5.00pm Halifax Pool
Sat 15 April 2017 8.00am – 4.00pm Halifax Pool
Sun 16 April 2017 To be confirmed Halifax Pool (Assessment)

RLSS Pool Lifeguard Course 2017 – Course 2 Cost £260 (£220 Passport to Leisure)

Date Time Location
Sun 16 April 2017 11.00am - 6.15pm Halifax Pool
Mon 17 –Fri 21 April 2017 8.00am - 5.00pm Halifax Pool
Sat 22 April 2017 8.00am – 4.00pm Halifax Pool
Sun 23 April 2017 To be confirmed Halifax Pool (Assessment)

RLSS Pool Lifeguard Course 2017 – Course 3 Cost £260 (£220 Passport to Leisure)

Date Time Location
Sun 29 Oct 2017 11.00am - 6.15pm Halifax Pool
Mon 30 - Fri 3 Nov 2017 8.00am - 5.00pm Halifax Pool
Sat 4 Nov 2017 8.00am – 4.00pm Halifax Pool
Sun 5 Nov 2017 Time to be confirmed Halifax Pool (Assessment)

 

For further information please contact Samantha Carter-Chiles at North Bridge Leisure Centre

Tel: 01422 343106

Email: samantha.carter-chiles@calderdale.gov.uk

If you wish to attend a RLSS course please download, complete and return this application form:

PDF iconRLSS application form December 2016 - October 2017