Dorset's premier provider of Lifeguard Training.

Call us on: 01202 245709

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    Welcome to First Class Lifeguard Training Dorset

    Professional Lifeguard and Lifesaving Training across the South & around the UK.

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    We will match any like for like training offer - Please call us with your best quotation.


Accredited, Recognised Pool Lifeguard & Lifesaving Qualifications that meet leisure industry standards.


On site tailored training can be delivered for groups on your premises at massive discounts.

Experienced Trainers

Delivering hands on training which is engaging, fun, functional and usable for any Swimming Pool Lifesaving situation.

We would like to reassure all attendees that we take the COVID-19 infection outbreak very seriously and have highlighted the measures we have in place in order to maintain the continued safety and welfare for all of our participants who train with us.

Bookings are now being taken as normal (with places filling quickly!) for all planned Lifeguard courses throughout 2022. These are listed on our course dates page. Book Your course place now as the  Leisure Centres slowly start to return in the weeks ahead. Fully refundable if the course is cancelled due to Covid-19.

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Some of our clients

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  • Tony Lockyer is a great tutor - have done the course with other providers but would never train with a different company again - much more interesting than other trainers - makes a hard week's work a pleasure. Thanks ever so much.

    Ben Jones - (Lifeguard Course - 2021)

  • Thank you for making the course syllabus relevant to my staff. Ray and Tony made the course lively, fun and engaging throughout.


  • This course was a life changer for me because it will help me so much in the future with my career prospects. Also i must say i think we had the best trainer ever.

    Annabelle Deann-Valentine (Lifeguard course )

  • Amazing course with quality training. Enthusiastic, knowledgeable training with humour with a training style that catered for all. Well done guys

    The best course ever!

    Richard Lloyd 

  • Absolutely amazing, outstanding all round - Bradley Rivers - (Lifeguard course )

  • Great course, amazing experience! I would highly recommended this company

    Mr Stuart Fox (Lifeguard course)

  • Tony was an excellent trainer - I felt totally confident in his knowledge, ability and genuine desire for course candidates success.

    Emily Ravenhill - (Lifeguard course)

  • Ray Venner helped me throughout in a calm, professional & friendly way - Thanks for all your hard work and all you have done for me this week. Hard work but very worthwhile.

    Ben Lunnis - (Lifeguard Course)

  • Ray was really in touch with those in the group and made it an easy relaxed environment to learn. Tony was also great teacher and very informative. 

    Leo Hart - (Lifeguard course)

  • First Class First Aid made it easy from the start. We just chose a date and a venue and they turned up and delivered an excellent quality course for a fraction of the cost of our previous providers. Thanks for making it all so painless for us - We still use him 10 years later! Consistent, reliable and high quality but most of all personable.

    Human Resources - Home Grown Hotels 

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Welcome to the Lifeguard Training Website

First Class Lifeguard Home First Class First Aid & Lifeguard Training are a company based in Poole and Bournemouth with 17 years experience delivering Lifeguard, Lifesaving, First Aid, Health & Safety and Defibrillation training courses to companies and individuals in Dorset and the surrounding counties of Devon, Somerset, Hampshire and Wiltshire.

We provide the Royal Life Saving Society "National Pool Lifeguard Qualification" (nplgq) at a variety of our training bases in Dorset. We currently host courses at the Wareham, Poole, Wimborne, Bournemouth and Christchurch leisure centres. We can also deliver a tailored lifesaving/lifeguarding course to meet the needs of your business on a local or national basis if required (subject to minimum numbers). If you are interested in training to become a pool lifeguard or require a lifeguard training course in Dorset then we will be pleased to deliver your lifeguard training and look forward to booking you onto a nplq training course.

In addition to recognised lifeguard awards and lifesaving training courses, we are also able to offer the "Emergency Response Swimming Pool Award" which is suitable for hotels and health clubs with smaller lower risk pools (where a person holding a qualified nplg lifeguard award may not be required).

If you are a swimming teacher/coach at a swimming club, hotel, leisure club or school "The National Rescue Award For Swimming Teachers and Coaches" will be of interest. This recognised lifesaving qualification in Dorset and surrounding areas is designed to teach vital lifesaving rescue skills for swimming teachers in order to meet their legal responsibilities. 

Here at First Class First Aid & Lifeguard Training Dorset we aim to help you in any way  we can to enable you to meet your legal responsibilities. If you need advice, or have a group that require training, we can provided training on an "In House Course" basis at no extra cost, tailored to meet your specific needs and requirements. On site first aid and lifeguard training can provide the key benefits of:

  • Training within your company environment
  • No travelling costs/time for your staff
  • No accommodation or subsistence costs for your staff
  • The ability to programme the course around the operational requirements of the business.

In addition, we also programme first aid courses in Bournemouth, Poole and throughout Dorset to cater for individuals and can also provide 1:1 tuition by arrangement.

Courses are accredited by appropriate governing bodies following all current codes of practice/regulations as required. Courses are of the highest quality, instructed in a motivational but relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere.

If you have a training requirement, whether large or small, we would be very keen to hear from you.

For a First Class training experience browse our site and check out what we have to offer:


Feel free to complete a Booking Form on-line or 
Print Out a form and post it together with the course fee. 

Alternatively call Ray or Tracy Venner on:

Telephone: 01202 245709 
Mobile: 07748067131 
or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.