We host many courses at the Centre, predominantly during the school holidays to cater for 16+. The courses regularly available can be seen below and can be booked through the emails below.

Courses at Downham

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

The RLSS lifeguard qualification will equip you with the knowledge to safely manage a poolside and the duties that come with being a lifeguard. The course typically runs from 8-5 Monday-Friday for 1 week. Phoenix residents can currently get these courses for free! For information of upcoming courses email GMdownham@1life.co.uk.

STA Award and Certificate in Swimming Teaching

The STA Award qualifies you to teach non and weak swimmers, the Certificate will qualify you to teach the higher abilities. Courses typically run 10-6pm. Phoenix residents can currently get these courses for free! For information of upcoming courses email GMdownham@1life.co.uk.

Swim England Level 1 and 2 Swimming Teaching Courses

The Swim England Swimming assistant teaching Level 1 course teaches you how to assist in swimming lessons with the support of a Level 2 teacher. This course is ran over 4 days. The level 2 course enables you to take swimming lessons from stage 1-7. This course runs for 8 days. For information of upcoming courses email GMdownham@1life.co.uk.

NPLQ Trainer Assessor

This course trains you to train the lifeguards, after completion you will be able to assess, run staff training and NPLQ courses. Next course is on the 11th May 2020. To book please go to the following webpage www.cube.training/nplq-ta-downham

National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)

If you are a qualified swimming teacher it is likely that you will need this qualification if you do not have an NPLQ. This is just a 2 day course so that you can rescue within swimming lessons. For information of upcoming courses email GMdownham@1life.co.uk.

Fin2Fit Mermaid CPD

Recognised by the RLSS and Swim England, this CPD means qualified swimming teachers can teach children's dreams of being a mermaid! For information of upcoming courses email GMdownham@1life.co.uk.

First Aid at Work

The RLSS first aid at work course ensures you know what to do if you are the first person to respond to a first aid incident. Phoenix residents can currently get these courses for free! For information of upcoming courses email GMDownham@1life.co.uk.

Other Continual Professional Development courses

Other training sessions which last a couple of hours can be booked for everyone to learn a little more about saving people's lives. These include AED workshops, learning how to use a defibrillator. Another workshop is how to save a baby/child's life. Phoenix residents can currently get these courses for free! For information of upcoming courses email GMdownham@1life.co.uk.

LIFE Course with London Fire Brigade

Come and join the fire fighters at Lee Green Fire Station and dress and train like a fire fighter. You’ll learn how to; use hoses to spray water, use Breathing apparatus in our smoke chamber, climb ladders to perform rescues, create an escape plan for your home, build your confidence and self-esteem and work as part of a team. Please register with Judith on 07766440665 email judith.oram@london-fire.gov.uk.