Looking to further your career? Want to get ahead of the competition? We offer various training opportunities

Live Active Leisure provide top quality training for individuals and local businesses.  Our training courses include National Pool Lifeguard Qualifications and First Aid at Work, which are certified by governing bodies.    

Course fees are charged per person per course and are inclusive of VAT.  They also include handouts, workbooks and manuals, unless stated.

Available Courses: 

1. RLSS Trainer Assessor - £645.00

Trainer Assessors are responsible for the delivery of RLSS vocational qualification throughout the UK.  To become a Trainer Assessor, you will have to attend a course.

If successful on the course you will leave as a Probationary RLSS UK Trainer Assessor for AED and the qualification you have selected.  The probationary period is a maximum of two years from course completion and you will be supported by a National Trainer Assessor or a Mentor.

 Venue   Date  Time  Availability
 Perth Leisure Pool, PH2 0HZ  27 - 29 May & 3 - 5 June   Full Days  Spaces

Course Pre-Requisites
Every candidate attending a Trainer Assessor course must:
    *  Be 18 years of age
    *  Be a member of the Royal Life Saving Society UK and
    *  Hold a full qualification for the specialised course

(e.g. if you are attending a course to be a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Trainer Assessor you will need to hold a current National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)

Course Content
The course will comprise of four modules:
    1  Train the Trainer - 1 day
    2  Train the Assessor - 1 day
    3  CPR and AED - 1 day
    4  Qualification Specialism which can be any of the following
        *  National Pool Lifeguard Qualification Trainer Assessor – 2 days
        *  First Aid Trainer Assessor – 1 day

Please complete our course application form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

2. National Pool Lifeguard Qualification - £210.00 

The RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is widely recognised as the professional benchmark in the leisure industry and will provide you with the opportunity for employment at most UK swimming pools.  The qualification also has widespread international recognition.  

 Venue   Date   Time                                                  Availability
 Strathearn Community Campus, Crieff  1 - 6 April 2019  Monday - Friday 08.00 - 18.00
 Saturday 08.00 - 13.00
 Perth Leisure Pool  6 - 11 April 2019  Saturday - Wednesday 08.00 - 18.00
 Thursday 08.00 - 13.00
 Perth Leisure Pool  5 - 10 August 2019  Monday - Friday 08.00 - 18.00
 Saturday 08.00 - 14.00

A lifeguard must be fit and healthy so the course will have certain physical demands, therefore candidates must be able to meet the following pre requisites before attending the course. If you are unsure if you can meet these standards please contact your local pool and they will arrange a pool test for you.

  • must be 16+ years of age on the date of assessment 
  • Jump or dive into a pool in deep water (where available)
  • Swim 50 meters in 1 minute or less
  • Swim 100 meters continuously on the front and then the back
  • Tread water in deep water for 30 seconds
  • Climb out of the pool unaided, without using steps or a ladder
  • Surface dive to the deepest part of the pool

100% attendance required to complete 36 hours needed to be presented for assessment. Candidates must pass continuous assessment by the trainer throughout the course to be eligible for the end of course assessment. Assessment completed by an external independent assessor sampling elements across the whole syllabus.

Why do pools have lifeguards?

To enable people to swim in a safe, friendly and fun environment.  Lifeguards in attendance and supervising at swimming pools mean that drownings in the UK and Ireland are low. However, effective lifeguards are essential as one drowning is one too many.  

Swimming is one of the most popular leisure activities enjoyed by millions of people each year, of all age groups, swimming abilities and in different pool activities. Lifeguards are essential to the safe supervision of these pool users. 

In the UK and Ireland, lifeguards provide a vital role by observing, supervising and educating pool users, and on occasion are prepared to carry out a rescue.

Lifeguards help the pool operator meet their duty of care, comply with industry guidance and the law.

What do lifeguards do?

Working as a lifeguard is a rewarding and enjoyable job. You get the opportunity to work in a team within a swimming pool environment, with a wide range of people, personalities and public making the job interesting.

An important part of a lifeguard’s role is to intervene and prevent accidents. Your rescue skills may not be called upon for some time and hopefully not at all if the pool is well run and the lifeguards are diligent. However, not all accidents and medical emergencies can be prevented and that is when your lifesaving skills will be put into action.  In addition to your supervision duties, building presentation and customer service will form much of your role during your shifts and you may also be involved with: customer enquiries, setting up and taking down equipment throughout the facility, cleaning, teaching and coaching.

Be prepared to work hard in maintaining high standards of cleanliness in and around the swimming pool environment. It is important that customers have a good experience of their visit and keep returning. Think how swimmers and families would feel getting changed in dirty changing areas. Would you want to swimming pool and use dirty facilities?

Attributes of a lifeguard - Strong communicator, excellent team player, able to lead, anticipate problems, extremely observant, quick thinker, able to stay calm, good with people and have a positive attitude.

3. First Aid - £210.00

It is an essential training requirement for organisations with more than 50 staff and those in high-risk sectors such as construction or transport and for managers or anyone responsible for the well-being of others at work. This is one of the most popular courses, even for low-risk sectors, as the comprehensive training ensures that the people who are responsible for first aid in your company are fully equipped to do the job to the best of their ability.

The course includes dealing with various conditions and injuries such as:

• Action at an Emergency • Life Saving Procedures • Respiratory Problems • Heart and Circulatory Problems • Wounds and Bleeding • Bone, Joint and Muscle Injuries • Nervous System Problems • Environmental Injuries • Poisoning

 Venue                                                  Date                                        Time                             Availability           
 Dewars Centre, Perth  20, 21 & 22 May 2019  09.30am - 4.30pm  Spaces
 Dewars Centre, Perth  20, 21 & 22 August 2019  09.30am - 4.30pm  Spaces
 Dewars Centre, Perth  28, 29 & 30 October 2019  09.30am - 4.30pm  Spaces