Making a Splash 🏊‍♂️

In October/November 2021, working with Anuerin Leisure, Tai Calon delivered a National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) for 10 young residents of Blaenau Gwent.

The National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is a prerequisite for anyone looking to build a career in parts of the leisure industry. Most of the participants were already volunteering for Aneurin Leisure to gain relevant experience. The NPLQ is just the first stage of a development programme for young people.

The team at Aneurin Leisure are putting together a development programme that will enable them to experience different aspects of the leisure industry to decide where they would like to specialise. All the current Leisure Centre Managers began their careers poolside and they were able to progress to their current roles, so this is an excellent opportunity for the participants.

All 10 participants completed the weeklong training and passed the end of course physical and practical exam. We’re even happier to say that all 10 participants have been offered work with Aneurin Leisure.

Alongside Aneurin Leisure, we will continue to support the young people in any capacity they require to take full advantage of this opportunity and build a long and fruitful career in the leisure industry.