Depending on the qualifications you hold, there are two ways to get started teaching the Junior Lifeguard Academy Programme. A wide range of resources are available to successful Junior Lifeguard Instructors, including:
- Full colour, waterproof resource manual
- Programme tick sheets
- Programme-specific resources and guidance, including:
- Sample lesson plans
- Game ideas
- Skill-specific videos
Attend a CPD Seminar
Depending on your pre-requisite qualifications, successful completion of the Junior Lifeguard Instructor CPD will qualify you to become a Junior Lifeguard Instructor or Assistant Instructor. The CPD also covers the skills required to teach the Junior Medic Series.
Which Option is Right for Me?
Use the table below to determine which option is required for you in order to become a Junior Lifeguard Instructor or Assistant Instructor.
|Qualification/Certificate Held||RPL to Become an Instructor||Attend CPD to Become an Instructor||Attend CPD to Become an Assistant Instructor|
|STA Level 2 Certificate in Teaching Swimming|
|STA Level 2 Award in Teaching Swimming|
|Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (including in-date lifesaving)|
|Swim England Level 2 Teaching Swimming (without in-date lifesaving)|
|Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching)|
|STA School Teachers Foundation Certificate|
|STA Student Teachers Certificate|
|STA Level 2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding (or acceptable equivalent)|
|RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Instructor|
|Surf Life Saving GB National Vocational Beach Lifeguard (or acceptable equivalent)|
|STA Aquatic Tutor Status|
|STA Lifesaving Tutor Status|
|RLSS Trainer Assessor (pool, beach and lifesaving)|
Want to Deliver the Junior Lifeguard CPD?
If you hold either STA Lifesaving or Aquatic Tutor Status, you can attend the Junior Lifeguard Instructor CPD to begin delivering it.