National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Aspire run Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) pool lifeguard and First Aid at Work courses at various times throughout the year.

Pool Lifeguard requirements:

  • Candidates must be 16 years or over, physically fit, able to swim, and have good vision and hearing.
  • It is recommended that candidates can achieve at least 100 metres of continuous swimming on both front and back using a recognised stroke. In addition, candidates should be able to swim 50 metres within 60 seconds and submerge to a depth of 1.5 metres.

Courses run for 6 days consecutively from 8:00am - 6:00pm daily.
Course cost: £260.

Email [email protected] or telephone 020 8954 5759 for more information.

Download a booking form to reserve your place. 


Swimming Teacher Courses

Aspire hosts both Level One and Level Two Swimming Teacher courses throughout the year.

Courses are bookable through the National College of Aquatics.

For more information please email [email protected].

Level One Swimming Teacher courses running through 2019:

  • 11th - 14th February
  • 7th - 10th October

Level Two Swimming Teacher courses running through 2019:

  • 8th - 14th July
  • 2nd - 8th November 


Pool Plant Operators Qualification

Aspire hosts 3 Pool Plant Operator courses per year, run by the Institute of Swimming (IOS).

For more information on these courses, or to book a space please visit the IOS website.

Pool Plant Operator courses running through 2019:

  • 20th - 22nd March
  • 26th - 28th June
  • 11th - 13th December