Approved Training Centre with The Royal Lifesaving society


We are an approved Training Centre with the royal Lifesaving Society, this means that all our First aid and Lifeguard courses are regulated by Ofqual, we are audited annually internally and externally to ensure that our training qualifications meet the required standards of the awarding body and Ofqual.

We have a number of regular slots booked throughout the year at various locations within Leicestershire/ South Derbyshire & Staffordshire, however we can arrange extra sessions at short notice depending on your requirements. A percentage of every course booked through our training centre, supports the Royal Lifesaving Society, the UK’s leading drowning prevention charity. Some of our venues include…

The Rose Cottage Tea Rooms

We use the third floor of the Rose Cottage tea rooms to run First Aid Courses set in the heart of Ashby De La Zouch. The venue produces high quality food and none alcoholic refreshments that can be pre ordered in advance on our courses by calling 01530 564945

Location: 1-2 Bullen Court, Mill Lane Ashby De La Zouch, LE65 1HP

Parking: No onsite parking (Pay and display carparks available locally)

Refreshments: Available to purchase from the venue

Facilities: Onsite toilets can be found on the ground floor at the venue, this location may not be suitable for any learners with mobility issues.

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Rose Cottage Tea Rooms

The Pingle Academy

The Pingle Academy is situated in South Derbyshire and has recently undergone a multimillion pound refurbishment, we use this venue to deliver our aquatic based qualifications including the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification.

Location: Coronation Street, Swadlincote, South Derbyshire, DE11 0QA

Parking: Free onsite Parking available

Refreshments: Refreshments are not provided at this venue

Facilities: Toilets and changing room facilities are available at this venue

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Pingle Academy Swimming Pool

For our planned training sessions please visit the Course Dates page. To arrange training for a date that suits you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help. Our training centre can be booked at short notice in a majority of cases.

The Woodville Box Club

We use the Woodville Box club to run First Aid Courses in South Derbyshire. None alcoholic refreshments can be pre ordered and purchased in advance on our courses by calling 01283 215287 or emailing: Please access the venue from the rear off off Hartshorne Road

Location: Woodville Box club, 3 High street, Woodville, Swadlincote DE11 7EH

Parking: Free onsite parking available at the rear of the venue off Hartshorne Road.

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Box club location

Box club location

Refreshments: Available to purchase from the venue.

Facilities: Onsite toilets can be found on the ground floor at the venue.

Woodville box club

Woodville box club

Our training courses usually run between 8:30am and 4:00pm. Course run times vary so courses may finish or start earlier/later than specified.

Due to limited availability our venues are only available to take bookings between Wednesday and Friday,  we can occasionally accommodate other days with advance notice including weekend training dates. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Candidates are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to course commencement to allow for the pre-course administration, there will be regular refreshment breaks allocated throughout the day, all our courses will include a combination of theory, practical and visual presentations, most of our courses also include a multiple choice theory exam.

A maximum of 12 people can attend any course at our venue. We work to one instructor per 12 people.

Our facilities vary at each venue, we endeavour to give an accurate account available at each of our facilities via our website, however venues reserve the right to change the facilities they offer without notice.

We endeavor to ensure all our venues have accessible toilets. If you have any special requests or requirements please specify on your booking form or contact us prior to the training date to discuss your needs.

Our costs will vary for onsite training dependant on the number of candidates, distance to get to your venue and how many days the course consists of. Please complete the booking form on our website or contact us for a firm quotation.

We aim to have digital certification with our clients within 7 working days of completion, candidates do not receive certificates on the day of training.

Clients can book on a course using the online booking form via email or telephone, once candidates have been confirmed, ETS will issue an invoice that must be paid 7 working days prior to course commencement, please see our T&C.