RGU SPORT offer a number of courses in professional qualifications such as NPLQ (Gen 9) & first aid. If you're looking to try something new, why not try our Learn to Climb or Learn to Lift courses?

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

RGU SPORT offers National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and integrated National Pool Lifeguard courses throughout the year.

These Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) courses are widely recognised across UK and internationally, having trained over 90,000 pool lifeguards, and are a great starting point for anyone looking to start their career or gain part time work in the leisure industry.

Course Dates

The course leads candidates through three elements; lifeguard theory, first aid and CPR (including AED) and pool rescue techniques, over 37.5 hours.

  • Future dates to be confirmed, 1 week intensive

Each day must be attended in full by all candidates. Candidates must be a minimum of 16 years old on the day of assessment and must complete a swim test prior to the start of the course.

course costs

  • Community: £270
  • RGU Student: £245

To book a space, please email a completed application form to or call 01224 263666 with any questions.

First Aid

RGU SPORT offers three day First Aid at Work (FAW), one day Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) courses throughout the year.

These Royal Lifesaving Society (RLSS UK) courses are widely recognised across UK and internationally and support employers and employees to comply with HSE’s first aid at work regulations.

Course Dates

  • Future course dates to be confirmed

A three day FAW course is £165 per candidate, with a discounted rate of £150 available to RGU students and staff. The one day EFAW is £75 per candidate.

To enquire, email or call on 01224 263666.

Learn to Lift

Over the course of six weeks our knowledgeable and friendly coaches will help you master a range of barbell lifts for a workout that targets every muscle group in the body.

Working in a small group will allow you to build your confidence over time and receive focused feedback to help you improve. Suitable for all ages and abilities.  

With each session costing the same as a gym entry, our Learn to Lift course offers fantastic value for money. 

Book your place by emailing

Learn to Climb

Courses on our indoor rock climbing wall are available for both adults and children. They cover the basics from tying in and belaying to climbing technique and bouldering, working towards an assessment before you can climb unsupervised (adults only).

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