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Training

At Oldham Community Leisure, 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:

Course 1
Monday, 27th July to Saturday 1st August 2020
(9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 12pm Saturday for exam)

Course 2
Monday, 17th to Saturday 22nd August 2020
(9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 12pm Saturday for exam)

Course 3
Monday, 26th to Saturday 31st October 2020
(9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 12pm Saturday for exam)

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.

For further details or to book a place please call our Customer Contact Team on 0161 207 7000.

STA Award in Swimming Teaching

Dates:

Course 1

Saturday, 20th and Sunday 21st June 2020                   9am – 5pm

Saturday, 27th and Sunday 28th June 2020                   9am – 5pm

Saturday, 4th July 2020                                         9am – 5pm

Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW

Safety Award for Teachers (if required)

Sunday, 7th June 2020             4.30pm – 7.30pm

Sunday, 14th June 2020           4.30pm – 7.30pm

Failsworth Leisure Centre, Brierley Avenue, Failsworth, M35 9HA

Course 2

Saturday, 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020      9am – 5pm

Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th September 2020  9am – 5pm

Saturday, 19th September 2020                                      9am – 5pm

Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Burnley Street, Chadderton, OL9 0JW

Safety Award for Teachers (if required)

Monday, 7th September 2020    6.00pm – 9.00pm

Monday, 14th September 2020 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Oldham Leisure Centre Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6AF

Entry requirements:
  • Candidates must be at least 16 years old at the time of the examination
  • Be able to swim 25 metres or learners who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool
 Cost: £300

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.

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, if required you will receive training in lifesaving and swimming pool rescue techniques in the form of the STA Safety Award for Teachers. Therefore, it is important that you are confident in and around water. You will also receive training in Safeguarding and the cost of the course includes STA Membership again if required.

This course is specifically aimed at those looking to gain employment in swim teaching. Holders of the qualification can teach up to 12 participants from non-swimmers to improvers, they may also act as an assistant teacher and may teach larger classes or advanced skills under direct supervision of a suitably qualified swimming teacher.

For further details or to book a place please call our Customer Contact Team on 0161 207 7000.

STA Certificate in Swimming Teaching

Dates:

Saturday, 14th and 21st and Sunday 15th November 2020 – 9am – 5pm

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

Hold the STA Award in Teaching Swimming or equivalent (please note the Swim England Level 1 Award in Aquatic Teaching is not an acceptable pre-requisite)

 Cost:

£260

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.

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.

This course 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 approved plans for teaching swimming.

For further details or to book a place please call our Customer Contact Team on 0161 207 7000.

STA Safety Award for Teachers Training Course

Dates:

Course 1

Sunday, 7th June 2020         4.30pm – 7.30pm

Sunday, 14th June 2020        4.30pm – 7.30pm

Failsworth Leisure Centre, Brierley Avenue, Failsworth, M35 9HA

Course 2

Monday, 7th September 2020        6.00pm – 9.00pm

Monday, 14th September 2020       6.00pm – 9.00pm

Oldham Leisure Centre Middleton Road, Oldham, OL9 6AF

Entry requirements:

Candidates must be at least 14 years of age and be capable of the following:

  • Be able to swim 25 metres (learners who cannot swim 25 metres must be capable of wading, and effecting a rescue, in a pool with a depth no greater than chest height)
  • Be able to surface dive and recover an object from the deepest part of the pool.
 Cost:

£45

This qualification will allow you to provide safety cover for swimming sessions. On the course, you’ll learn basic rescue, first aid and resuscitation skills. If you are wanting to work for OCL as a swim teacher then you will need to hold this or a higher rescue qualification as a minimum.

For further details or to book a place please call our Customer Contact Team on 0161 207 7000.

STA Pool Lifeguard / Safety Award for Teachers Ongoing Training Timetable

SAT Timetable Jan – Jun 2020

 
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.

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.

To book a place on any of our courses please contact our Customer Contact Team on 0161 207 7000 or for further information or questions you can contact a member of our HR team by email to hr@ocll.co.uk or call 0161 621 3215. 

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