Pool lifeguard courses

We are a registered centre of education and excellence for Swim England and a regional training centre for a number of organisations and governing bodies that provide teaching/coaching and instructor courses in a variety of land and water-based disciplines.

Course information

Any future dates for this course will be published here.

Level 2 RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) NPLQ (National Pool Lifeguard Qualification)

The course includes:

  • Pool rescue techniques
  • CPR for adults, children and babies 
  • First aid 
  • Spinal management

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and be able to:

  • swim 100 meters on their front and back;
  • swim 50 meters in less than 1 minute;
  • surface dive to the bottom of the pool; and
  • climb out of the pool unaided.

Course cost


How to book your place

To book your place you must make a full payment at one of our centres. You can do this in person at the centre or by phone.

Please note:  Places are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

How to make an enquiry

Phone: 0161 253 6667.

E-mail: buryleisure-courses@bury.gov.uk.

Contact for Bury Leisure sports centres