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Junior Masters
This course is aimed at children who wish to further their swimming ability without joining a club whilst having fun and gaining awards.

The classes run in accordance with our main stream lessons on a term by term basis. They take place on Saturday mornings between 11:30-12:30, booking and payment must be taken before the start of each term.

Awards are available from this course:
Any ASA badges, that not previously been completed.
Pre competition 1+2,
Challenge: Bronze, silver and Gold awards,
Honour awards.
Personal Survival 1 and 2.
There is a maximum attendance of 12 students per class.

Age limit
There is an upper age limit of 16 years but candidates should have a minimum ability of award 9/10.

PRAEDIATRIC COURSES - £70 per person min 4 people per course
Why do this course?
This course has been developed for those who are working with children and infants. It will be of particular interest to teachers, child minders, crèche assistants, playgroup personnel and anyone else who has a responsibility for young people’s welfare whilst in their care.

This two-day course satisfies the guidelines and criteria as laid down by the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) as well as OFSTED. The certification also meets the requirements of the Health and Safety Executive Regulations.

A minimum of 12 hours (normally 0900-1600) makes up these two units consisting of theoretical and practical work.
In order to obtain this qualification, you must attend both days and complete the two units of accreditation.

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor in respect of the student’s practical skills and there will be multiple choice question paper to answer in respect of their knowledge.

A three year certificate will be issued subject to assessment.

A maximum of 8 students can be accommodated on this course.

Age limit
Students must be a minimum of 14 years of age and a certificate can be offered to all, subject to assessment.
A student cannot assume a responsibility in the workplace for children and infants until they reach the age of 16, and then it is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the student is suitable for that role.
The certificate will expire as dated on the certificate, irrespective of age. 

The course covers all aspects of first aid including:

·        Priorities of first aid
·        Incident management
·        Simple records keeping
·        Use of first aid equipment
·        Unconscious casualties/Resuscitation/CPR
·        Resuscitation
·        Shock management, Epilepsy/Asthma/Diabetes
·        Wounds and control of bleeding
·        Burns and scalds
·        Fever in children and convulsions
·        Septicaemia
·        Meningitis
·        Fractures
·        Poisoning
·        Foreign object
·        Choking in children and babies

Survive & Challenge - NEXT COURSE TBA
Why do this course?
Survive/Challenge is a course for those who wish to continue swimming after level 12 but may not want to or feel ready to join the club. Also students may choose to do this before or after Rookie lifesaving classes because of the amount of skills and extra badges on offer.
The classes run in accordance with our main stream lessons on a term by term basis. They take place on Fridays between 18:00-19:00. Booking and payment must be taken before the start of each term.
A number of awards are on available from this course: ASA Personal Survival One & Two, ASA Bronze, Silver and Gold Challenge awards, distance awards up to 2000m.
There is a maximum attendance of 14 students per class.
Age limit
There is no age limit but candidates should have a minimum ability of award 10.
The course covers the following aspects of swimming:
·        ASA Personal survival levels are aimed at improving personal safety on, in and around water.
·        ASA Bronze, Silver and Gold Challenge awards are aimed at stroke improvement and increasing stamina.
Students learn a variety of skills and practice all stokes including ‘Old English’ Backstroke and sidestroke which are currently omitted from the National Curriculum but necessary for all round swimming competence and ability.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) 8th Edition - £200 per person min 4 people to run

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is a requirement for a number of jobs in the wet leisure environment from Pool Lifeguard to Centre Manager. On successful completion of the course you will be fully qualified to work as a Pool Lifeguard, giving you skills for life and a qualification that lasts 2 years.

Benefits of becoming a lifeguard include:

  • Providing an amazing public service. You could save a life!
  • A foundation to a career in the leisure industry.
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Work with like-minded people.
  • Flexible hours.
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • Great way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

The NPLQ is a minimum of 36 hours (09:00-17:00 daily) and covers all elements of Pool Rescue Techniques, Lifeguarding Theory, First Aid and CPR. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times, lifting casualties and diving to the deepest part of the swimming pool. Training and assessment for the NPLQ is in three sections and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.

Section 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision
Element 1 – The Lifeguard and the Law
Element 2 – Swimming Pool, Hazards and Control Measures
Element 3 – Swimming Pool Supervision

Section 2 – Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans
Element 1 – Intervention and Rescue
Element 2 – Rescue of a Casualty with a Suspected Spinal Injury
Element 3 – Emergency Action Plan

Section 3 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid
Element 1 – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Element 2 – First Aid
Element 3 – Automated External Defibrillation (AED)

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites
Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • Jump / dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder / steps and where the pool design permits
The course costs £200. Please contact 01297 35800 or for more information and to be added to our waiting list for our next course.
Lyme Road, Axminster, Devon EX13 5AZ
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