Get qualified

Is it time for a career change or a new challenge? Have you considered a career in sports coaching? We run a wide range of professional coaching, lifesaving, first aid and climbing courses. All are taught by highly skilled and motivated tutors. 

For a full list of 2017 UKCC swim education and Royal Life Saving Society courses please download our brochure

To book a space, complete the booking form and send to swimqualifications@edinburghleisure.co.uk or Swim Education, Edinburgh Leisure, Portobello Swim Centre, 57 The Promenade, Edinburgh EH15 2BS

Would you like to make a difference to peoples’ lives by helping them to learn to swim? All of our swim education courses are accredited by either UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) or SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) and presented in association with Scottish Swimming.

All of our dive education courses are accredited by either UKCC (United Kingdom Coaching Certificate) or SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) and presented in association with Scottish Swimming.

Are you interested in a job as a lifeguard? Would you like to know what to do if you see someone struggling in the water? Then read on.We hold regular Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) courses around Edinburgh. Courses include RLSS UK NPLQ 8th Edition, which are recruitment requirements for many jobs at leisure and sports centres in the UK. And if you’re already an experienced lifeguard you could improve your career options by doing a further qualification such as the RLSS UK Trainer/Assessor course.

All of our First Aid courses are accredited by Ofqual and presented in association with the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK), which ensures your qualification is recognised nationwide.





Over at EICA:Ratho, we run Industrial Rope Access Trade Association (IRATA) courses and assessments at levels one, two and three. These qualifications are internationally recognised and are required for working at height professionally in many industries.  Full details are in our EICA section.