Through SLSGB ILS UK, the leading provider of lifeguard training, there are more than 90,000 SLSGB UK Beach lifeguards trained in the National Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVLQ). IQL UK is the awarding organisation recognised and monitored by Surf Lifesaving.
WHAT WILL YOU DO AND WHERE WILL IT TAKE YOU?
The SLSGB Surf Lifeguard course consists of First Aid, basic life support, and lots of time in the surf developing rescue skills and patient care using rescue boards and rescue tubes. You will be taught how to administer oxygen to casualties, how to use radios and how to recognise and rescue people in trouble in the water whether conscious or unconscious. Defibrillator training is also included. By the end of the week you will have a solid foundation of all aspects of a surf lifeguard and be ready to apply for employment with the lifeguard service. You could consider doing our Combined Course which includes the Level 1 Surf Instructor award. Gaining two qualifications enhances your employment opportunities. The Surf Lifeguard course will expand your knowledge of the ocean and act as a stepping-stone towards a career on the beach working as a lifeguard or within the emergency services.
The course presenters have been running lifeguard courses in the UK and Europe for over 15 years. The SLSGB Surf lifeguard course is the gold stamp course. You must be physically fit and able to swim 400m in a pool in under 7 mins 30 secs with the first 200m in under 3 mins 30 secs. This criteria has been set following extensive physical research in to the efficiency of a lifeguards fitness. Please make sure that before enrolling on this course you can achieve this swim time and that you can also run 200m in under 40 secs. Ocean board skills and a knowledge of the sea are not essential but are preferred. For those that don’t have prior experience we will provide all the training required during the 5 day course. The course runs from Tuesday – Saturday, 4 days of training 9 – 4.30pm and the exam is on the Saturday. You will need to join SLSGB but its part of the fee. Head office contact details are 01646 680070 or click here to to join online. Please email your membership number to us as soon as you have it so we can enrol you on the course. We are unable to enrol you on a course if we dont have your membership number.
2020 Course Dates & Price is £195