About the course
Leisure Assistant / Lifeguard Apprenticeship
The Leisure Attendant / Lifeguard (Wet) Apprenticeship is a great opportunity to begin your career in the Leisure Industry as a Lifeguard. As part of your apprenticeship you will gain your National Pool lifeguard Qualification along with a nationally recognized qualification in Leisure Operations.
Across the 12 month Apprenticeship you will gain:
- NPLQ Lifeguard Certificate
- Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Active Leisure, Learning and Wellbeing Operational Services
- Level 2 Certificate in Leisure Operations
- Level 2 Award in Employment Awareness in Active Leisure and Learning
- Customer service/ Sales/Marketing within the Leisure Environment.
Pay and benefits: Salary dependent on location from the start of your apprenticeship (including your training period). Free use of gym and swimming pool, paid holidays and on-going training opportunities.
Swim Test: If you are invited to interview for this role you will be required to complete a swim test as part of the interview process, in order to be considered for the role you must be able to demonstrate you are able to do the following. • Jump/dive into deep water • Swim 50 metres in no more than 60 seconds • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water and then tread water for 30 seconds • Surface dive to floor of pool (deepest part) • Climb out unaided without ladders/steps and where pool design permits
Sports Leisure Management (SLM) – trading as Everyone Active Formed in 1987
SLM is the longest established leisure management company in the UK, working with 40 local authorities, operating 140 leisure facilities nationwide. It prides itself on achieving excellent operational standards, driving up activity participation, maintaining service excellence and developing colleagues, all of which are marks of a successful company. SLM is the company behind the exciting new brand Everyone Active; it’s the UK’s No 1 brand for activity. The vision is to be everyone’s first choice for activity and we will strive to encourage everyone to participate in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity 5 times a week.
Your day to day duties with consist of working to ensure the full operations of a Leisure Centre and maintaining all of the required set standards across the organisation. You will be trained to safely operate the pool as part of a team and ensure the safety of the public. As part of your role you will learn and develop all the skills required to operate the different leisure facilities. You will be given specific training within these areas which, understanding and competence will needed to be shown and linked to your main qualifications. Competence training is completed monthly to ensure all pool safety standards are kept up to date.
This is an exciting opportunity for any candidate who has a drive and commitment to develop a career in the leisure industry. A candidate who is keen to learn and become a valued member of the team with flexible skills and attributes to develop into the future.