Training Courses

Stafford Leisure Centre has been granted Approved Coach Training Centre status by a variety of sports governing bodies, including the Amateru Swimming Association, Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS), and the Swimming Teachers Association (STA).

These status awards recognise the quality of training at Stafford Leisure Centre and are a guarantee of the centre's continuing commitment to provide high quality training courses such as RLSS Lifeguard, ISRM Pool Plant and much more.

All courses are tutor led with exam-based assessements. A study book and certificate are inclusive of the course fees. Please call for further details, bookings and availability of all courses.

Pool Plant Course - 3 Days

A recognised ISRM qualification for anyone who is responsible for swimming pool water treatment or pool maintainance. Learn current health and safety legislation, how to promote good hygiene, effective pool water treatment management, andhow to educate children in a simple effective pre swim routine.

National Rescue Award - 2 days (for swimming teachers and coaches)

A RLSS qualification for teachers to supervise programmed swimming lessons. Learn about class management and safety, including pupil teacher ratios, pool discipline and effective supervision, how to identify potential hazards, and appropriate emergency action, including resuscitation, first aid and aquatic rescue techniques. Candidates must be able to swim 25m on front and back and dive to a depth of 1.5m

Automated External Defibrillation - 1 day

A STA accredited qualification for candidates to learn how to use a defibrillator and carry out basic CRP techniques. Learn how to assess a collapsed victim, perform chest compression and rescue breathing, and place an unconscious victim in the recovery position.

RLSS Lifeguards - Over 16's

Become a qualified lifeguard gaining the foundation module qualification. Learn lifesaving skills, basic first aid and aquatic rescue techniques with exam-based assessment. Candidates must be able to swim a mininim of 50m and dive to a depth of 1.5m.

RLSS Rookie Lifesaver - Over 13's

Provides candidates with the life skills of water safety and lifesaving. The programme addresses the requirements of the National Curriculum for Swimming and Water Safety; Outfoor Adventurous Activity; Citizenship and Personal, Social and Heath Education for Key Stages 1,2 and 3. Candidates much be able to swim 50m and tread water for 1 minute.

Livesaving Club - Over 13's

Provides candidated with awareness of hazards associated with open water in addtion to the practical skills of rescue and self-rescue. Candidates must be able to swim 25m on front and back and tread water for 1 minute.

At Stafford Leisure Centre we have a number of established clubs...