Dorset's premier provider of Lifeguard Training.

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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 

About Us

Founded in 1997, First Class First Aid & Lifeguard Training are a training company based in Dorset with many years experience delivering Lifesaving, First Aid, Health & Safety and Defibrillation training. We have a wealth of knowledge in the leisure & hospitality industry and cater for a range of clientele including hotels, health clubs, leisure centres, and all types of small & large businesses. We also cater for individuals on our arranged courses that we hold in the areas of Poole, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Wimborne and Wareham. 

Lifeguard courses are run in compliance with the Royal Life Saving Societies Approved Training Centre scheme. A recent audit scored our centre an extremely favourable 94%. 

First Aid courses are HSE approved where necessary, and comply with all current regulations and codes of practice as required by appropriate governing bodies. All courses are of the highest quality, instructed in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere. 

First Class First Aid endeavour to ensure all courses are as lively, realistic and practical as possible, with an emphasis on hands on training. This is achieved by utilising a mix of high quality audio and visual aids in addition to using the latest resuscitation equipment available. All students will receive a personal high quality learning resource as standard and access to a range of additional materials to aid the learning process. On successful completion of the course, delegates are awarded with a industry recognised certificate. 

Bespoke courses can be tailored to suit your particular work environment. For convenience, dates, times and duration are all flexible and courses can be held at the clients venue for no additional charge. Please contact us for additional information and a tailored quotation.