Adult Training

The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) Swimming Teaching Awards

We are able to offer the ‘Beginner’ and ‘Full’ Swimming Teachers courses. These run on an irregular basis during school holidays.

For anyone hoping to start a career as a swimming professional The Beginners course lasts 4 days.

The Full teachers course lasts 5 days.

Candidates for the Beginners course must be over 16 years of age Candidates for the Full teachers course must be over 18 years of age.

Please contact the Arena for dates and prices of the next course.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)


As an Approved Training Centre for lifeguards, we are able to offer these courses several times a year. This National qualification enables the holder to work as a professional Lifeguard and shouldn't be confused with similar sounding courses which are not as widely accepted as the NPLQ.

Courses are normally held during school holidays and last 6 days.

Candidates are required to attend 100% of the course in order to take the exam Candidates must be over 16 years of age before the start of the course.

Please contact the Arena for dates and prices of the next available course.

As there are only 12 spaces on each course, please book early to avoid disappointment.


First Aid Qualifications

We are now pleased to be able to add First Aid training to the selection of Training courses we offer at the Arena.

First Aid courses we will be offering include:

  • First Aid at Work Qualification (3 days)
  • Emergency First Aid at Work Qualification (1 day)
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Emergency Response Qualification (1 day)
  • Paediatric First Aid Qualification (2 days)
  • Sport Specific First Aid (1 day)

For more information, for the dates of the next course and to book, please contact reception by calling (01243) 870000.