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Don't know if you remember me... posted a few months back about the NPLQ course I was interested in doing.
It looks like I'll be doing it at the Spectrum in Guildford, Surrey.
(Would do it at my local but you have to work there too)
The cost is £200. I'll also be doing it with my twin brother, so that's £400, getting quite steep..!
Does anyone have any advice on how to generate some funding for this? Are there any grants / discounts / sponsors / anything? about which may be able to help.
Thanks in advance,
08-03-2005, 10:08 PM
I know some NPLQ courses receive funding but they usually subsidise the course for everyone, though depending on who is offering it they may offer student discounts, etc. Be prepared for them to say no though as when I run NPLQ courses we offer no discounts as otherwise we would have to charge more for everyone else to brake even.
Depending on your situation there may be training funding available through the government, though this would be only usually available if you were unemployed. (just read your previous post and as you are a college student probaly would not qualify)
Your final option and probaly most sucessful one is to talk to some local pools, I assume once you qualify you would want to work part time. I know a number of the pools that I work at are so desperate for part time lifeguards they sometimes pay for a lifeguards course and then require them to promise to work for them and do a certain number of hours, usually this can be negotiated.
Sorry as this is not the answer you were looking for but let me know if I can be of anymore help
Thanks very much for you advice Graeme.
I'll see what I can do - but it's difficult... we're moving house very soon, so I don't know where my 'local' pool will be. Also, I'd only be able to work at the local on over summer, as I'll be leaving for uni in Sept - unless, that is, I contact the local one at my uni - but then they'd have to wait until Sept for me to arrive!! (All too confusing!!)
What do you think I should do?
11-03-2005, 10:18 AM
I believe we offer 50% payment for any of our Senior swimmers or Teachers who wish to take the course followed by the remaining 50% once they have been in a teaching capacity with the club for a year. Too many times we have paid upfront and the said individual has walked away once qualified and putting nothing back into the club.
I would not be one to 'walk away' though, I would need to work to pay off my student loan!!
Is there a minimum amount of time you should work somewhere, which is sufficient for them to accept you have fulfilled the conditions of the 'loan'?
Reason I ask is because I don't know which leisure centre to consult - the one where I will be working over Summer, or the one I'll hopefully be working at during Unversity?
Thanks for all your help thus far. Ben
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