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New Leisure Centre App live testing.

The Leisure Centre now has an app that allows members to manage their own bookings and purchase memberships online. We have launched the app for our members to download and start using. You will need your Member ID and PIN to log into the App so if you do not already have this please ask at reception.

Follow these steps to get started;


Search 'Gladstone Leisure' on Android or iPhone app stores.

Download the free App and open.

Type in 'DMU' in th search option to find our Centre.

Select 'My Bookings' to log in to your account.


Once you are logged in you will be able to manage your bookings and keep up to date with latest news and information at the Centre. We appreciate your feedback and would like to hear from you, please email

Become a lifeguard

We have a NPLQ course taking place from Monday 16th October to Friday 20th October. The cost of the course is £200

Download an application form and read the terms and conditions.

From line throws to CPR you’ll learn fantastic skills during your NPLQ course that you can use throughout your life.

What’s being a lifeguard like?

Lifeguards benefit from varied working hours which you can easily fit around your other commitments, working within a team and there’s also the opportunity to progress your career within the leisure industry as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards.


  • Excellent starting point for a career in the leisure industry
  • Opportunity for career progression, as most leisure managers start off as Pool Lifeguards
  • Varied working hours
  • Work within a team
  • The NPLQ is recognised around the world, so potential to work and travel
  • Great way for students to fund studies
  • Learn essential life skills, including First Aid and CPR

This qualification is regulated by Ofqual.

How do I become a lifeguard?

Lifeguard Course Pre-Requisites, every candidate attending a NPLQ course must be 16-years-old at the time of taking the NPLQ final assessment and be able to:

  • Jump/dive into deep water
  • Swim 50 metres in less than 60 seconds
  • Swim 100 metres continuously on front and back in deep water
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Surface dive to the floor of the pool
  • Climb out unaided without ladder/steps and where the pool design permits
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