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My Qualifications

My journey into the leisure industry started in 2005 as a membership sales advisor, a receptionist and lifeguard. Swimming teaching, coaching and fitness instructing followed a few months later. ​Over the years in the industry I have collected numerous qualifications and experience. Below is my current and up to date list of qualifications. 

Sarah Wiseman the Business owner posing in a swimsuit while taking a dip in Loch Torridon in the Scottish Highlands

FdSc Ecology and Conservation

HE Diploma Outdoor Education and Business

NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

NEBOSH IIRSM Certificate in Managing Risk

BTec Diploma in Sport

STA Aquatics Tutor with Open Water Coaching, Open Water Safety and Safety Award for Teachers

RLSS Lifesaving Instructor Tutor

RLSS National Water Safety Management Instructor

RLSS Trainer / Assessor (NPLQ, NRASTC, ER)

RLSS Trainer / Assessor First Aid

RLSS National Pool Supervisor Qualification Tutor

Level 4 Internal Quality Assurance

Level 3 Education and Training

Level 2 STA Award in Open Water Swimming Coaching 

Level 2 ASA British Open Water Coach

Level 2 Scottish Swimming Coach

Level 1 & 2 ASA Swimming Teacher

Level 2 STA Mermaid and Mono Fin Swim Coach

Level 1 ASA Swimming Teacher for Disabilities

STA CPD - COVID Awareness Training 

BCU CPD - Risk Management and Risk Assessment 

STA CPD - Teaching Adults

STA CPD - Cerebral Palsy and Swimming

STA CPD - School Swimming

SLS CPD - Breathing, Body Position and Motion

SYS CPD - Winter Swimming

ASA CPD – Flip ‘N’ Fun

ASA CPD – Teaching Teenage Swimmers

ASA CPD – Teaching Nervous Adults

SE CPD - School Swimming and Water Safety

CTA CPD 1 - Aquaphobia

IISA CPD - Level 1 Observer

RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification

RLSS National Water Safety Management Programme (Coastal and Inland Waterways)

Level 2 RYA Power Boat Handling


RYA First Aid at Sea

RYA Basic Sea Survival

RLSS Rookie Lifeguard Instructor 

RLSS Pool to Pond Instructor 

RLSS Water Smart Instructor 


Level 3 Mat Pilates Teacher

CPD - Common Orthopaedic Conditions

CPD - Small Pilates Equipment  

CPD - Pre and Post Natal Exercise 

Level 2 Gym Instructor

Professional Diploma in Nutritional Therapy 

Child Protection and Wellbeing Officer

Safeguarding and Protecting Children

BASP Emergency First Aid in the Outdoors Exp: 2026

International Institute of Risk and Safety Management Associate Exp: 2024

Institution of Occupational Safety and Health Affiliate Exp: 2024

CIMSPA Membership Full Level 3 Exp: 2024

Swimming Teacher Association Exp: 2024

UK Coaching Exp: 2024

Insurance through both CIMSPA and STA Exp: 2024

Business and Employers Liability Insurance - Clear / Lloyds Insurance Exp: 2024

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