Level 2 Award for Pool Emergency Responder

Kickstart your journey into becoming a qualified lifeguard, swimming teacher or fitness instructor with our fully accredited STA Level 2 Award for Pool Emergency Responder.

Why qualify as a pool emergency responder?

Boost your skills. Build your dream career. Help save lives. Our expert tutors will get you up to speed on everything you need to manage poolside emergencies. Get to grips with understanding everything from core CPR techniques, to pool safety operation procedures with our STA accredited award.

Get CIMSPA endorsed. This course has been quality assured by the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) and is aligned with its professional standards. Taking this course gives you CIMSPA points which recognise your status in the sports and leisure industry.

From individuals working in the world of leisure and hospitality to those looking to dive into the fitness industry, this recognised qualification is designed to be used as a stepping stone towards making your next career move.

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Why take the pool emergency responder course with the Virgin Active academy?

At Virgin Active, we're big on learning and development. Together with a passionate team of accomplished tutors and state-of-the-art facilities, our Pool Emergency Responder qualification will give you the confidence to fast-track your career with industry standard knowledge in poolside safety.

But don't just take our word for it! As a future champ in the industry, you'll gain:

  • Access to useful learning resources.
  • A clearer understanding of health and safety best practices and legislation for a poolside environment.
  • The chance to become a fully qualified Pool Emergency Responder for a duration of 2 years.

How will the course be assessed?

This qualification is tutor assessed through practical demonstrations and completion of a multiple-choice theory assessment paper. Upon successful completion, you will receive a digital certificate from the Safety Training Awards within 4-weeks, subject to the quality assurance process.


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Before you join, make sure...

  • You're at least 16 years of age
  • You can swim a minimum of 25 meters
  • You can surface dive
  • You can recover an object from the deepest part of the pool

Level up with the Virgin Active Academy

Live your passion and stand out from the crowd. Contact our friendly team today to sign up.

Our Pool Emergency Responder course runs across 2 days between 08:30 - 17:30, from the dates below at the Virgin Active academy in Mansion House, London.

Cost: £220

Upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday 20th - Wednesday 21st February
  • Tuesday 21st - Wednesday 22nd May
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