Abbeycroft Leisure is the biggest leisure trust in Suffolk, working in five local district councils. It is a registered charity and operates as Social Enterprise, which means it re-invests all of its surplus back into its improving its service.
We provides a wide range of leisure services including gyms, exercise classes, swimming lessons as well as traditional sports such as badminton, squash and football.
We also regularly run National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) courses and our Centres are approved by Institute of Qualified Lifeguards.
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
The NPLQ course aims to qualify the candidates to become Pool Lifeguards. The exam is on the final day of the course. If any candidates are not ready for the examination after the Course is completed due to their personal ability, the Course Tutor will give individual advice. If any candidate fails, they can apply for another exam at an extra cost of £30.00 (there has to be a minimum number of four candidates).
The RLSS set out the following requirements for course members:
- Candidates should be fit and healthy and aged 16 on the first day of the course
- Completely confident in deep water
- Able to swim 50m in one minute or under
- Able to swim 100m on their front and back and be efficient in Breaststroke
- Be able to perform a Surface Dive to a depth of more than 1.8m
- Be able to tread water for at least 30 seconds
- Climb out unaided without the use of the steps
Details of upcoming courses will be posted on our website's training page and may also be posted on our profile here on icanbea.
Work for us
Employing 500 staff across 12 facilities, Abbeycroft Leisure provides a wide range of leisure services including gyms, exercise classes, swimming lessons as well as traditional sports such as badminton, squash and football and these services attract over 1.6 million visitors every year.
To deliver these services Abbeycroft Leisure requires a dynamic team of staff that can deliver high quality services to customers. For details of the opportunities that we offer, use the links provided to our website and follow our profile here on icanbea for the latest news and updates.