Lifeguard Course for Virgin Active

On Friday 22nd December, I finished delivering a Lifeguard Course for Virgin Active UK. A 5 day course starting on Monday the 18th, with 11 candidates getting ready to start new careers within the business at their respective sites.

Virgin Active uses Highfields HABC pool lifeguarding qualification for their staff. A 5 day course including an assessment by an external assessor. The maximum amount of people allowed is 12 so to have 11 was great. Some of the candidates had previously been lifeguard qualified, but most were doing the qualification for the first time.

We did the course at the Virgin Active West London Club, and as it was a week before Christmas, a lot of the members, staff, and the candidates were all looking to the following Monday the 25th. However, as the week went on, I could see that the candidates were really getting into the course, and making sure they understood and paid attention to what was going on as they were learning to potentially save lives.

On Friday, when the assessment happened, there were a few nerves for sure, but I am happy to say that all the candidates passed and the assessor gave the feedback that the standard of the candidates was exceptionally high.

Well done to all involved, I with you all a very deserved break and a Merry Christmas.

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