Pool Lifeguard (regulated by OFQUAL)

The STA Level 2 Award for Pool Lifeguard is the most comprehensive lifesaving qualification, designed to give learners the key skills to provide constant poolside supervision, including the theory of pool lifeguarding, supervision, the roles and responsibilities of a lifeguard and the risks associated with a swimming pool or leisure centre.

Once qualified, you will be competent and confident to perform CPR, first aid and aquatic rescue skills including fitness training, poolside rescue skills and spinal injury management correctly, allowing you to gain active employment as a pool lifeguard.

5 Days
£275 + VAT per personInclusive of manuals, equipment and course materials.
Download qualification specificationThis course can also be delivered exclusively at your venue for a maximum of 12 people. Cost £2,750 +VAT, inclusive of manuals, equipment and course materials.
Training is in accordance with:
  • National Occupational Standards C28
  • HSE publication Managing Health and Safety in Swimming Pools (HSG 179)
  • British Standard BS EN 15288 Part 2, Safety Requirements for Operations
  • Resuscitation Council Guidelines 2015

This qualification is valid for a period of 2 years.

Learners must be at least 16 years of age, must be able to swim 100 metres on the front and 100 metres on the back without stopping, swim 50 metres in under 1 minute, surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool.

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