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Lifeguard course dates

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Fees and payment

Courses will not be confirmed until we receive your payment for course fees in full.


Course fees

Fees for our RLSS NPLQ lifeguard training courses are:

  • Standard fee: £320.00 
  • Concessionary fee (inc. students in full time education): £250.00
  • Passport to Leisure fee: £160.00

The above fees are inclusive of an RLSS candidate pack and the initial assessment fee. Should you fail the initial assessment, you may sit a re-assessment which would be charged as an additional cost to you.


Payment of fees

You can pay over the phone by credit/debit card and we recommend this process to confirm your places immediately.

Payment is also accepted by cheque. Please make cheques payable to "City & County of Swansea". We will not, however, be able to confirm your place on a course until we receive the cheque and we cannot accept responsibility for any postal delays or otherwise.

If you are eligible for a discounted fee, we can accept payment for the reduced fee on application, but you must provide proof of your eligibility for the concession within 14 days of payment. Failure to produce proof of eligibility will result in the increase of cost to the standard fee.

Concession fee proof required:

  • valid NUS card
  • letter from school or college

Passport To Leisure (PTL):

  • valid PTL number


Cancellation Policy

We reserve the right to cancel or postpone a course at any time. Some reasons for this may include, but not limited to, low enrolment numbers and weather warnings. We will endeavour to inform you no later than 7 days before they are due to start however we may have to cancel at short notice.

The City and County of Swansea is not responsible for any additional costs you may have incurred, including costs for travel or accommodation. If a course is cancelled by Water Safety, registered participants will be given the option to register on a future course or to receive a full course fee refund. Wherever possible we will endeavour to offer an alternative at a later date*

The City and County of Swansea reserves the right to retain all or part of the fee paid in the event of cancellation or non-attendance by the candidate. The amount retained will depend on the amount of notice given:

  • 15 days or more notice - 25% of payment retained
  • 7-14 days' notice - 50% of payment retained
  • 1-6 days' notice - 75% of payment retained
  • Same day notice or non-attendance - 100% of payment retained

Should you wish to cancel, please contact the Water Safety team. The date of your email will determine the notice period given.

*subject to availability