Training

At OCL, we offer a wide range of courses, which are run on a regular basis throughout our facilities. These are for employees and interested participants from outside the organisation.

 

Courses are developed to ensure that quality training and support is provided for the community of Oldham and the surrounding area, and are linked to employment or further education.

 

All courses are held in a first class training environment, and are led by fully qualified members of staff, with the resulting qualifications being recognised professionally, nationally and internationally.

 

Courses include:

• STA Award in Swimming Teaching
• STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching
• Aquacise
• STA Certificate in Swimming Pool & Spa Water Treatment
• First Aid at Work
• Emergency First Aid for Sport
• Emergency Responder +
• Manual Handling
• Customer Care

 

View our training courses below:

STA Pool Lifeguard

Dates:15th – 20th February 2016
 4th – 9th April 2016
 18th – 23rd April 2016
 24th – 29th October 2016
Location:Oldham Leisure Centre, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6AF
Entry requirements: The candidate must be 16 years of age or older;
 Be able to swim 100 metres on their front;
 Be able to swim 100 metres on their back;
 Be able to swim 50 metres in 1 minute;
 Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
 Cost:£220

 

The work of a Pool Lifeguard

Pool Lifeguards are responsible for overseeing the safety of all pool users and provide a vitally important public service. Lifeguards are trained in Poolside Rescue, First Aid and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Pool Lifeguards have to work in hot, humid and noisy environments and need to be able to work as part of a team, engage with members of the public to prevents accidents and ensure bather safety.

 

The work of a Lifeguard offers great flexibility and can often select the hours of work that best suit them, either on a casual or contracted basis. Experienced Lifeguards often to on the complete their Beach Lifeguard Qualification and work abroad.

 

STA Pool Lifeguard

The STA Pool Lifeguard Qualification is widely recognized as the professional benchmark in the leisure industry and will provide you with the opportunity for employment at most UK Swimming Pools. The qualification also has widespread international recognition.

 

The STA Pool Lifeguard Qualification is awarded upon successful completion of the course and is valid for a period of 2 years. The candidate must attend the entire course and pass the assessment to be awarded the STA Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

 

The courses will take place during half term breaks during the school holidays, and you will be trained on all aspects of life guarding. The assessment will take place on the last day and will take approximately 4 hours.

 

What’s involved in the Training?

The STA Pool Lifeguard course is intensive and rigorous, you will undertake a combination of theory and practical work and be trained to carry our CPR, First Aid and given sufficient training to competently manage a range of pools.

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

Dates:16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th April 2016
Location:Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW
Entry requirements: Candidates must be at least 16 years old at the time of the examination
Cost:£285

 

The work of a Swimming Teacher

Swimming Teachers work with people of all ages and abilities – from babies to adults – to teach them this valuable life skill that will enable them to be safe in and around the water.

 

Swimming Teachers have to work in hot, humid and noisy poolside environments and must be able to offer learners clear instruction, guidance, encouragement, motivation and support.

 

Swimming Teaching offers great flexibility because you can often select the hours of work that best suit you on either a casual or contracted basis. Some experienced Swimming Teachers often go on to set up their own swim schools or teach swimming at holiday resorts abroad.

 

What qualifications are required?

You will start by taking a qualification to teach beginners after which you may want to complete the training that enables you to teach improved and advanced swimmers.

 

What’s involved in the training?

You will undertake a combination of theory work and practical teaching sessions with your course tutor, who will introduce you to a range of different teaching methods and practices. At the end of the course, you will have a practical and theoretical examination to test your understanding.

 

As part of your course with STA, you will receive training in lifesaving and swimming pool rescue techniques. Therefore, it is important that you are confident in and around water.

 

You will be able to complete your initial training to teach beginners in 4 days and further training to allow you to teach improvers and advanced swimmers will take place over  further 4 days. This initial investment will be repaid quickly once you find employment. There is a national shortage of Swimming Teachers in the UK, so if you are armed with an STA qualification, your services will be in high demand.

STA Pool Lifeguard Training Timetable

 

Before attending any training session, please check directly with the site to ensure that the session is taking place as planned.  Where possible changes will be made to this timetable in advance.

STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

Dates:27th/28th February & 4th/5th March 2016 
Location:Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW
Entry requirements: The candidate must be 17 years of age or older;
 Hold the STA Award in Swimming Teaching
 Cost:£285

This is the industry standard for those who wish to teach unsupervised and is essential for seeking employment as a swimming teacher. Once qualified, the holder will be able to teach groups of participants of a range of abilities utilising the ASA National Plan for Teaching Swimming.

OCL Fit4Work

Oldham Community Leisure Limited’s Fit4Work scheme has been launched and is seeking to make a difference to the lives of people in the Oldham community. This scheme supports Oldham Council’s ambition to regenerate Oldham by helping the unemployed residents back into work.

 

The Fit4Work scheme will offer a minimum of six academy places per year, which will provide a place on a nationally recognised training course and qualification, a dedicated work placement for a minimum of five weeks and a guaranteed interview for casual work, once the placement and qualification are complete. This will be at no cost to the individual; however there will be no payment for attendance on the work placement or training course.

 

The process will be as follows:

– Apply

– Minimum 5 week work experience

– Maximum 1 week training course

– Guaranteed interview for casual work

 

Please note that the guaranteed interview for casual work will only be offered where vacant hours are available. There is no guarantee of employment at the end of the scheme; however individuals will be skilled and eligible to apply for any future vacancies which arise. In order to try to raise the economy and employability within the Oldham borough this opportunity is currently restricted to those who:

– Currently reside at an Oldham postcode

– Currently unemployed

 

The Fit4Work academy places available at present are as follows:

 

STA Pool Lifeguard

Dates:15th – 20th February 2016
Location:Oldham Leisure Centre, Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6AF
Entry requirements: The candidate must be 16 years of age or older;
 Be able to swim 100 metres on their front;
 Be able to swim 100 metres on their back;
 Be able to swim 50 metres in 1 minute;
 Be able to surface dive to the deepest part of the pool

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

Dates:16th, 17th, 23rd & 24th April 2016
Location:Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Chadderton, OL9 0JW           
Entry requirements: The candidate must be 16 years of age or older

 

 

Whether you are pursuing skills and qualifications in the quest to gain employment, or qualifications you wish to procure whilst working, OCL are dedicated to providing high quality services and opportunities to all individuals choosing to learn with us.

 

Please note that each course has limited places available and is filled on a first come first served basis. Completion of the course may not guarantee employment within OCL. Credit/Refunds will only be issued due to medical circumstances, in which a doctor’s note or sickness certificate will need to be provided, cost is payable at the time of booking.

 

For further information on any of our courses please contact:

Kate Gerken
Support Officer (HR & Audit)
0161 621 3364 or 07515 098403
training@ocll.co.uk