Leap into Leisure

‘Leap into leisure’ with a fully funded leisure training package.

GCLL are working in partnership with Swim UK to deliver FREE training courses, to help you gain employment within the leisure industry in Kent.

How does a change of career sound?

What’s on offer?

NPLQ – Next courses dates – 25th – 30th October 2021

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) – Next course dates – 24th – 27th Jan 2022

SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming – Next course dates – 1st – 4th & 7th – 10th March

NCFE Level 2 Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent – online training

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – (dates TBC)

*To eligible for this opportunity for all the above qualifications, you will need to meet the following criteria:-

  1. Aged 19+
  1. Lived in the EU for more than 3 years
  1. Live in Kent
  1. Earn less than £17,374.50

All courses will be undertaken at either Cascades or Cygnet Leisure Centre, the total cost of these qualifications would be in excess of £3000. So, what you waiting for? Ready to take a dip in the leisure industry (sorry couldn’t resist it) then please contact sacha@swimuk.org to sign up.

*Eligibility requirements are essential.

Information about the courses;-

NPLQ – National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

Every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16 years old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits

Watch the video here to find out more

SEQ Level 1 Swimming Teaching Assistant

The SEQ Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) Qualification is a practical qualification to start your career in swimming. It will give you the skills needed to become an assistant swimming teacher

SEQ Level 2 Teaching Swimming

Once you have completed this qualification you will have the skill set to be able to teacher swimmers on your own.

NCFE Level 2 Understanding Safeguarding and Prevent

This course is for anyone that works around children as it is important to have a detailed knowledge of how to safeguard them from harm. The units cover all pieces of legislation that relate to safeguarding children.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing

Designed for those wishing to work within a gym or fitness environment, the Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing course teaches you the essential knowledge and skills required to instruct and evaluate 1-on-1 gym programmes, qualifying you for UK or international employment.