Swim Education Courses

Is it time for a career change or a new challenge? Have you considered a career in sports teaching/coaching? 


We run a wide range of teaching, coaching, lifesaving, first aid and professional qualification courses. All are taught by highly skilled and motivated tutors. See what courses we have running below:

There’s something magical about a good teacher. A person who can take ordinary men, women, children and people with special needs…and transform them into swimmers or divers. Edinburgh Leisure run a series of professional qualification courses for those looking to become aquatics based coaches or for those who wish to further develop their careers as a coach.  

Would you like to make a difference to peoples’ lives by helping them to learn to swim? 

Whether you are looking to become a swim teacher or progress your coaching career we have a variety of swim education courses to suit you, including:

Click here for our full programme of Swim Education Courses.

See below for how to book a space on any of these courses.

We offer professional qualification courses to help you get started as a dive coach or to help you further develop your skills. 

Both our UKCC Level 1 and level 2 Coaching Diving Courses are aimed at giving you the skills to coach in a competitive diving environment. The courses are open to those from age 16 (Level 1) and 17 (Level 2).

Click here for our full programme of Dive Education Courses.


See below for how to book a space on any of these courses.

For our Swim or Dive Education courses these must be booked via the Scottish Swimming website - Click Here

In order to book a course you must be a Scottish Swimming member. If you do not currently have a membership with Scottish Swimming please visit the Scottish Swimming website to become a member.

For booking ASN Courses please contact our Swim Education team by emailing swimqualifications@edinburghleisure.co.uk





Are you interested in a job as a lifeguard? Or want to learn lifesaving skills?

We hold regular Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) courses around Edinburgh. This includes:

If you’re already an experienced lifeguard looking to further develop your career, we also offer the RLSS UK Trainer/Assessor course.

Click Here - To see our full programme of courses dates and locations.

See below for how to book a space on any of these courses.


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. We offer  variety of First Aid courses including:

  • RLSS Emergency First Aid at Work (3 day courses, Refreshers, and 1 day courses available)
  • RLSS UK Paediatric First Aid (1 or 2 day courses available)

Click Here - To see our full programme of courses dates and locations.

See below for how to book a space on any of these courses.

For our Lifesaving and First Aid Courses you can book a space by completing our booking form and returning it to us.

We do NOT recommend that you send this form back to us by e-mail (unless encrypted) or standard Royal Mail as neither are considered secure.

We recommend that you return the form to us by post* or in person. Please complete the form and return to Swim Education, Edinburgh Leisure, Portobello Swim Centre, 57 The Promenade, Edinburgh, EH15 2BS.  

*Please use Royal Mail recorded delivery



We are also able to offer in-house delivery of any of our training courses listed above. 

For more information or to make an enquiry please contact swimqualifications@edinburghleisure.co.uk