Training Opportunities


13 May, 2pm-4pm

This workshop is suitable for all members of the community (minimum age 14), especially those with young children.

The syllabus of the workshop is:

  • Life Support for Children (CPR)
  • Choking for Children (diagnosis and treatment)
  • Drowning in Children (prevention, diagnosis and treatment)

Each course is accredited by the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and is taught by a qualified RLSS trainer at the Pickaquoy Centre.

Each course costs £15 person, includes CPR and choking guide z-card and certificate. Booking is essential.

Light refreshments provided during each course.

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20 May – 10 June

Sundays: 9.45am – 6pm
Tuesdays: 5.45pm – 10pm

About the NPLQ
The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The NPLQ course covers: The Lifeguard, Swimming Pool and Supervision, Intervention, Rescue and Emergency Action Plan. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and First Aid.

Assessments week commencing 11 June. We will be recruiting for casual Lifeguards after the course is finished.

Course Cost
£250 – includes all materials, training and assessing

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Thursdays – 24th & 31st May, 7th June

9am – 3.30pm

About the Course
The First Aid at Work course is 18 hours and includes practical work and theoretical classroom work, as well as a practical assessment on CPR and first aid. The course is delivered over three days and is valid for three years as of the date of assessment. Accredited by Ofqual, the course is suitable for anyone required to act as a First Aider at Work.

Course Dates: Thursday 24th & 31st May, 7th June
Time: 9.00am – 3.30pm
Location: The St. Magnus Suite, the Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall
Cost: £180 (special discounted offer)

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