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Whether you are a recent college or university graduate eager to embark on a new journey or an individual seeking to ‘Kickstart’ a fulfilling career in the leisure industry, we have an extensive and diverse array of exciting leisure opportunities waiting for you. Tees Active caters and supports individuals from all walks of life by offering various options to align with your unique interests, skills, and aspirations.

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)

To become a pool lifeguard you must first complete your NPLQ, a course which is broken into three sections:
1: The Lifeguard and the Law, Swimming Pool Supervision | 2: Intervention and Rescue and Emergency Action Plans | 3: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, AED and First Aid

Candidates who attend an NPLQ course must meet the following entry criteria:


Aged 16 years+

Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds

Tread water for 30 seconds

Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water

Surface dive to the floor of the pool

Climb out unaided without ladder/step

Course Length and Considerations

Minimum guided learning hours for National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is 36 hours.

Proposed course delivery

Courses held on evenings and weekends.

Course Fees

£150 (discount of £125 applied). subject to being selected via a recruitment process to join the ‘Kickstart programme’ and gaining employment either on a casual or contracted basis.

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Swimming Teacher

To become a swimming teacher there are two qualifications to gain:

Level 1 | Swim England Level 1 Swimming Assistant (Teaching) course which is the first step and it allows you to support a Level 2 Swimming Teacher to coach sessions.

Level 2 | Swim England Level 2 Teaching course which will enable you to lead on delivery of the Learn to Swim and/or School Swimming sessions.


Minimum of 30 hours shadowing time is required in between courses.

Guided Hours (Level 1)

18hrs per week - Evenings and Weekends

Guided Hours (Level 2)

34hrs - Evenings and Weekends

Course Length and Considerations

All courses will be delivered and assessed through our Approved Training Centre and delivered by our training provider Swim England.

Proposed course delivery/course numbers

Courses held on evenings and weekends

Course Fees

£150 for both level 1 & level 2 (discount of £1,050 applied) subject to being selected via a recruitment process to join the ‘Kickstart programme’ and gaining employment on a contracted basis.

Volunteer Aquatics Helper

This is a new exciting opportunity for individuals to gain experience, build their confidence and make a difference to the local community. Our new Aquatics Helper is a volunteer role within our Learn to Swim scheme where you can use your previous experience to support people learning to swim. Although a swimming background isn’t necessary, you must appreciate the benefits of this life saving skill and be motivated to teach others, successful applicants will receive full training and support.

This new role will involve:

– Working with a small group of swimmers
– Providing one-to-one support to beginners and/or swimmers who lack confidence
– Building supportive relationships with participants on our Learn to Swim Scheme
– Encouraging and motivating swimmers to overcome barriers and build confidence

If you are based in Stockton and are interested in applying and/or have any questions, we would love to hear from you. Please complete the enquiry form at the bottom of the page and a member of the team will be in touch.

Fitness Coaching

Our fitness instructors play an integral part in the delivery of our diverse Health & Fitness class programme. We look to recruit individuals who have an enthusiasm and love of group fitness, often approaching our regular class attendees to consider being the person delivering not partaking in the class they enjoy. We offer advice and guidance on appropriate training pathways; the journey starts assisting you to source and obtain a baseline Level 2 Exercise to Music Certification.

Level 2 Exercise to Music

Opportunity to obtain recognised Level 2-4 certification in line with CIMSPA

Support to develop teaching/instructing skills

Including shadowing our experienced team

Opportunity to upskill in leading group exercise providers certification

Including Group Cycling, Aqua, Pilates, Yoga and GP referral

Course Requirements

Candidates must be 16 years and over meet the pre-entry criteria of the training provider.

Proposed Course Length and Delivery

The length of the course will depend on your chosen discipline. Courses are to be held on Evenings & Weekends.

Course Fees

Up to 75% funding available.

You can view all of our current vacancies online here.

Alternatively if you would like to speak to a member of our team about learning a new skill and starting a new career, please complete the form below and we will be in touch as soon as possible.


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