Aura has been in the Leisure industry since 1989 and are leaders within this industry. Our services range from strategic leisure planning to feasibility studies; development of business plans to project management; facility design to event design; construction of a new building to conservation and refurbishment of an existing building; event management to operational facility management and expert training courses. Whatever your requirements, the Aura Holohan Group has the experience and expertise that you need.
Aura Training Academy is committed to encouraging and enabling adults to achieve quality learning opportunities through our training courses, including swim teaching, personal training courses, lifeguard courses, AED and many more.
Training Support Grant
If you are interested in any of our courses but are wondering about funding, why not see if you are eligible for the Intreo training grant! Intreo provide quick access to funding by giving up to €500 for people to participate in short term training. There is also an opportunity for you to renew qualifications that may have lapsed. The aim of this grant is to get people back into employment in a shorter and more effective time frame. You can apply for the Intreo training grant through your case officer in your local Intreo centre, or you can click the link below to learn more about it.
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First Aid Responder
“I have completed the course on 2 occasions with Gerard. With the knowledge gained, I feel I am equipped with the skills necessary to act and handle a situation where it arises. I would strongly recommend & encourage people to part take in the course as I feel it is a qualification all capable adults should hold”
– Alex (Anytime Fitness Clondalkin)
“I enjoyed how the FAR course was taught in a very interactive and practical way, The Instructor Gerard did very well in engaging with us all, sharing experiences from each first aid topic made it very relevant to everyday life”
-Paul (Anytime Fitness Maynooth)
“When doing the FAR course, I found it very interesting and well presented by Ger. Once I finished it was easy to understand what was needed in most situations if they ever occurred. Ger was more than willing to answer any questions and had a great knowledge of the curriculum and structure of the course”
-Tom (Aura Leisure Limerick)
“Excellent Course, well delivered and topics properly explained. It was well balanced with plenty of practical elements to help the learning experience”
-Dominika (Radisson Blu Hotel Cork)
“Well structured and concise course. Efficient delivery of both theory and practical elements”
-Kacper (Aura Leisure Navan)
Cardiac First Response
“Gerard was very easy to listen to and had an excellent depth of knowledge and experience. A very enjoyable course and learned a lot”
Eithne (Sligo Regional Sports Centre)
“Very well delivered Course”
David (Sligo Regional Sports Centre)
“I found the presentation of the course was excellent. The training was full of practical tips and the interactive approach was excellent. Our instructor was very approachable, engaging and put the group at their ease quickly, he responded to group questions thoroughly. The practical element of the training was extremely beneficial, and the instructor was clear and non-judgemental in feedback. I felt confident that I had acquired the desired AED skills on completion of the course. This workshop was a very positive experience, and I would definitely recommend this Instructor to others”
Louise (Kilmainham GFC)
Pool Plant Operations
“I found the course of great benefit as an Operations Manager of a busy Leisure Centre.
The course covers a broad range of subjects from practical water testing to Management practises.
The extensive breadth of subject topics, initially seems daunting, but is delivered in an easy bitesize format that allows you to fully understand each section.
The tutor has huge experience and knowledge of each subject matter, with a calm and supportive teaching style. I would fully recommend this course to anyone working in the pool/leisure industry”
-Chris (Operations Manager Aura Leisure Tullamore)
“An enjoyable course which was well run. Instructor was very knowledgeable and easy to listen to. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to further develop in the leisure industry. I have also attended other courses ran by Gerard and they are excellent”
-Ollie (Kells Swimming Pool)
National Pool Supervisor Qualification
“Found the course very useful and beneficial. Instructor was great with lots of information. No awkward group activities in comparison to other courses I have done. Overall would recommend to a friend”
-Evan (Clannlife Fitness Ashbourne)
“A well run and structured course. Enjoyable and learned a lot. Gerard made the course enjoyable and had a wealth of knowledge on the topic and answered all our questions”
-Conor (Kells Swimming Pool)
National Pool Lifeguard Qualification
“I have been dealing with Gerard now for a number of years.
I have regularly used Gerard as a trainer and or assessor. I have booked and attended courses run by the Aura Training Academy, which have all been very well run. The organisation of these courses has been extremely smooth and very professional, with trainers who have been friendly and accommodating. The trainers certainly know their areas of expertise and are very adaptable – they genuinely seem to have a real interest in what we have wanted from these training courses and assessments.
As a whole, the dealings we’ve had have always been professional and they deliver what they promise, so much so that they are the first “port of call” when we are considering any expert training or consultation”.
-Muirti (Atlantic Coast Lifeguards)
“Gerard was a pleasure to work with and was very easy to work with throughout the course, which was very enjoyable”
-Gabor (Portmarnock Swimming Pool)