The Ascent Training Centre is a unique centre based at Stevenage Swimming Centre which enables you to improve your skills or develop new ones.

We offer a wide range of nationally accredited courses for both the leisure industry including Active IQ Fitness Courses from Level 2 Gym Instructor to Level 3 Exercise Referral plus Level Two Studio Cycling and Exercise to Music all the way to Level Three Personal Training. As a centre we provide access to RLSS Courses such as the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) and National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC). We also operate generic industry health and safety courses such as IOSH Managing Safely, ROSPA Manual Handling, NEBOSH and all relevant First Aid qualifications; Emergency, Paediatric & Full.

All our courses are designed to help you develop a successful professional career within your chosen industry and to meet legal requirements and regulations.
We are accredited to Quest, Investors in People, IOS 14001, IQL / RLSS, ASA/Swim England, Active IQ, IOSH and ROSPA.

Meet The Team

Our friendly Ascent Trainers are all experts in their field.

Sharon Hunter

Ascent Training Manager

Qualifications

National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ)
Manual Handling
National Rescue Award for Swimming Teachers and Coaches (NRASTC)
First Aid at Work (STA)
Emergency Responder (STA)
Emergency First Aid (STA)
First Aid annual update
Adrenaline Auto-injection (Epi-pen) (STA)
Rookie Instructor (RLSS)

Specialist Areas

Sharon has worked as an RLSS NPLQ Trainer Assessor for 10 years. Sharon has a variety of qualifications including National Rescue Award and First Aid Tutor. Sharon is a popular tutor who strives to get the best results from her students.

Juanita Prescott

Coporate Health & Wellbeing Manager

Qualifications

Level 3 Exercise Referral Level 4 Exercise in Management of Low Back Pain
Level 2 Fitness Instructing (Gym)
Level 3 Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programming
Level 2 Adapting Gym Instruction for Adolescents
QCF Entry Level Award in The Principles of Health and Fitness

Specialist Areas

Juanita has developed a large portfolio of Fitness qualifications over the 20 years that she has been a Fitness Professional. She has worked within all areas of the Fitness Industry and is an enthusiastic Tutor who inspires her students.

Peter Blakeman

Ascent Trainer

Qualifications

Level 2 Swimming Pool Operations
Level 3 Swimming Pool Operations
Supervisory Management Certificates all 3 modules

Specialist Areas

Peter has been employed as an External Tutor for many years. He has a wealth of experience in his field of work within Teaching and Leisure, which he is keen to share to students on his courses.

Carole Rata

Ascent Trainer

Qualifications

 ASA UKCC Level 1 Teaching Aquatics
ASA UKCC Level 2 Teaching Aquatics

Specialist Areas

Carole has been an External Tutor for the Ascent Training Centre for many years. Carole has been involved in aquatic development for the past 35 years as a competitive swimmer, teacher & tutor.  She is experienced in teaching & tutoring many aquatic disciplines.
Carole has been a swimming development officer for 10 years, coordinating both school & private swim schemes. Her tutoring experience spans 25 years she is also an internal verifier for teaching aquatics. Carole is committed to producing high standards to her courses and to the students involved.

Contact Us

St Georges Way, Stevenage, Herts SG1 1XY

01438 242 636

ascent.training@sll.co.uk



Getting Here

The centre is located across the road from Stevenage Town Centre and is a 5 minute walk from Stevenage Bus Station. The bus route can be found here. Car parks are available around the centre and are free to members, please enter your registration number at reception.