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Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Course - ISA/ILS Water Safety Course in Wales

If you are looking to work as a surf or SUP coach somewhere tropical or at home here in Wales, then this is the course you need! This award is suitable for those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water. It establishes the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support.

These courses are not for the faint hearted! The training involves running, swimming and rescuing plus dragging casualties through the surf zone and up the beach using rescue boards. You will also learn about lifeguarding and first aid theory, basic life support, and spinal management. 

Course content

Duration: 5 days

Cost: £225

Course Content

You will learn:

  • Surf Coach Safety and Rescue techniques
  • Aquatic First Aid, including appropriate response for a suspected spinal
    injury when operating as single or partnered surf coach
  • Casualty rescue and care techniques operating in an aquatic environment
  • Understanding the beach/fluvial location where you will work as a coach
    and the impact of water flow, tides, rips, weather conditions and other
    beach and water users

You will be tested on:

  • Fitness tests and releases 
  • Lifeguard skills knowledge and rescue 
  • Life support
  • First Aid

Prerequisites

  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age on the date of assessment
  • Be able to swim 400 metres in a swimming pool/open ocean (no time limit)
  • Be medically and physically fit

What's Included?

  • SLSGB Membership fee (worth £35)
  • Top of the range equipment
  • FREE wetsuit hire
  • Unlimited tea, coffee and water refills

Validity

24 months from the date of the assessment. After these 24 months, the lifesaving course has to be completed again.

ISA/ILS Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Courses Pembrokeshire Wales
ISA/ILS Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Courses Pembrokeshire Wales

Location & Dates

We have courses running in Pembrokeshire, Wales as well as in France, Spain, Portugal and worldwide

Dates for Gupton Farm, Pembrokeshire:

22nd - 26th March 2022

5th - 9th April 2022

20th - 24th April 2022

10th - 14th May 2022

14th - 18th June 2022

5th - 9th July 2022

6th - 10th September 2022

4th - 8th October 2022

I'm Interested, what do I do next?

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us directly on 01646 680070 or via email contact@outerreefsurfschool.com

FAQs

Here at Outer Reef, we have been running surf lessons and professional development courses for over 25 years both in our home county of Pembrokeshire and worldwide. 

We still love teaching the next generation of surfers, paddle boarders and beach lifeguards, whether it’s on a windswept beach in Wales, or on the beaches of France or Bali. 

Our fearless leader, Dean, is a true waterman and has represented the GB in competitive surfing. He is a surf ambassador for UK/Europe, Indonesia and Sri Lanka, helping national governing bodies create a clear pathway for the sports development. With 25 years of experience in Surf, Sup and Lifesaving development to all ages and abilities, Dean is also very proud to work together with Disability Sport Wales, local community organisations, junior and secondary schools, National Trust and Pembrokeshire County Council, as well as global governing bodies.

We often employ people, especially locals, who have completed courses with us, so be sure to ask if you are looking for employment and we can let you know if we have any availability.

Yes we are. We have £10 million public liability insurance and all instructors & surf crew are fully qualified & members of the NGB.

There are no hidden costs you will have to keep up-to-date with your membership to the ISA, which is the international governing body.

Our Pembrokeshire courses will be held at our Activity Centre on Gupton Farm, Castlemartin, SA71 5HW.

Accommodation is not included in the cost of the course but we can recommend great value for money accommodation in the nearby area. 

Food is not included, but there are local cafes nearby and a small supermarket about a 15minute drive away. If you do need to heat up your food, we do have a microwave available onsite and don’t worry there is a kettle available for unlimited tea and coffee.

  • Wetsuit and surfboard (if you have them, if not both can be provided free of charge),
  • Towel/dryrobe (there are no changing facilities available at our beaches),
  • Paper and a pen, sunscreen (if required), refillable water bottle, lunch,

Yes! You must be able to show and understand the rules of priority, be able to negotiate the line up and show confidence in turning left and right

This is specific to each of the different courses we offer, and more details can be found on each of our individual course pages. We do require you to be swim fit and a confident and competent swimmer.

This is specific to each of the different courses we offer, and more details can be found on each of our individual course pages.

ISA Level 1 - 20 Hours

ISA Level 2 - 10 Hours

ISA Level 1 FW SUP - 10 Hours

Once you have completed your assisting hours all information will be sent to the relevant governing body who will then process your certification

Yes, all ISA courses require an up to date lifesaving qualification too which can be completed before or after your course. If you are interested in doing your lifesaving course with us please let us know upon booking.

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SLSGB BEACH LIFESAVING COURSES PEMBROKESHIRE, WALES

SLSGB SURF COACH SAFETY & RESCUE COURSES

  • Aquatic Risk Management (pre and on-course)
  • Safeguarding (pre course)
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lifesaver (pre-course)
  • The Surf & Water Environment (pre-course)
  • The working and legislative environment (pre and on course)
  • Maintaining positive public relations (pre-course)
  • Basic Life Support (pre and on course)
  • Level 1 First Aid (pre and on course)
  • Paediatric Life Support (pre and on course)
  • Level 2 First Aid (pre and on course)

QUALIFICATION INFORMATION

PRIORITY/QUALIFIER

  • A signed declaration of 200m timed Pool swim in under 5 minutes
    witnessed by lifeguard/swim teacher /coach in a pool of not less than
    25m (pre-course)
  • Open water swim competency. The candidate will complete to the
    satisfaction of the Trainer Assessor a demonstration of open water
    swimming competency, confidence and fitness that is sufficient to be able
    to support basic lifesaving activity. (on course)

1. Attend the paddle boarding SUP Surf coaching course

2. Complete your 10 practical coaching hours, this includes completed session records and venue analysis signed off by a supervisor coach

3. Hold current safety certificates as per Flat Water accreditation

4. Complete workbook and return to ISA Course Organiser / Course Presenter

On completion of these requirements your ISA paddle boarding SUP Surf coaching accreditation will be endorsed and a new coaching card will be issued. The coaching card can be used as evidence to gain employment with a ISA affiliated SUP school.

  • Coach Safety and Rescue techniques
  • Aquatic First Aid, including appropriate response for a suspected spinal
    injury when operating as single or partnered surf coach
  • Casualty rescue and care techniques operating in an aquatic environment
  • Understanding the beach/fluvial location where you will work as a coach
    and the impact of water flow, tides, rips, weather conditions and other
    beach and water users

Surf Coach Safety & Rescue

This award is applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support. Holders of this award should take careful account of local conditions where they are coaching and the scope of the activity and the guidance provided by local risk assessments and a location specific LOP. 

Pre Course (Supported by SLSGBs Online Learning Platform Myagi)

  • Aquatic Risk Management (pre and on-course)
  • Safeguarding (pre course)
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lifesaver (pre-course)
  • The Surf & Water Environment (pre-course)
  • The working and legislative environment (pre and on course)
  • Maintaining positive public relations (pre-course)
  • Basic Life Support (pre and on course)
  • Level 1 First Aid (pre and on course)
  • Paediatric Life Support (pre and on course)
  • Level 2 First Aid (pre and on course)

PRIORITY/QUALIFIER

  • A signed declaration of 200m timed Pool swim in under 5 minutes
    witnessed by lifeguard/swim teacher /coach in a pool of not less than
    25m (pre-course)
  • Open water swim competency. The candidate will complete to the
    satisfaction of the Trainer Assessor a demonstration of open water
    swimming competency, confidence and fitness that is sufficient to be able
    to support basic lifesaving activity. (on course)

National Operating Authority for the Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) Awards. Selected clubs are able to deliver the different levels of awards through club volunteering activity. The concept of the DofE is simple – anyone aged 14 to 24 can do a programme at one of three progressive levels which, when successfully completed, lead to a Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. DofE programmes are all about getting out there, having fun and self-development.  Everyone can achieve something. You’ll find yourself helping people or the community, getting fitter, developing skills, going on an expedition and taking part in a residential activity (Gold only). DofE within Surf Life saving offers a unique opportunity to be actively involved in beach sport and with a community that saves lives and prevents drowning.

ISA Flat Water SUP Coaching Accreditation.

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We look forward to having you on our course.

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ILS - ISA - SLSGB Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Syllabus

SLSGB ILS LIFEGUARD COURSES

AIM

  • To provide a National award for the Beach Lifeguard Course covering; fitness, practical lifeguarding skills & knowledge, rescue, life support & first aid in Wales and the rest of the UK
  • Be a minimum of 16 years of age on the date of Assessment
  • Be able to swim 400 meters in the open ocean.
  • Be medically and physically fit
  • Minimum hours 20 prior to assessment. 

24 months from the date of the Assessment.

Complete a swim of 200 metres in the sea.

Demonstrate two releases selected by the Assessor.

In Open Water, demonstrate effectively the ability to carry out the following:

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of all signals
  • Swim 100 meters (fins optional) to an unconscious, non-breathing patient. Demonstrate deep water EAV during which time the patient shall be deemed to have become conscious. Bring the patient to shore and demonstrate appropriate aftercare. The exercise must be carried out under simulated rescue conditions with an appropriate attempt to perform the rescue ‘as quickly as possible’.
  • Rescue an unconscious, non-breathing, patient 150 meters from the shore using a rescue board.
  • Demonstrate deep water supported EAV and return with the patient to the shore
  • Rescue a conscious patient from the sea (approx. 50m from shore) without equipment demonstrating appropriate patient management and care.
  • Acting as a Lifeguard, as a team leader and as part of a team, initiate the appropriate procedures at an incident and provide aftercare for 1 or 2 patients from a previously unknown simulated emergency situation. At the completion of the test, complete an Incident Report Form.
  • As part of a team, rescue a prone patient with a suspected spinal injury and remove to safety.

Demonstrate appropriate action and aftercare

  • Answer 5 questions from the worksheets (Beach Environment section) without referring to any notes. A mark of at least 4 is accepted as the minimum score permitted.
  • Answer 10 questions from the worksheets (Lifeguard Techniques section) without referring to any notes. A mark of at least 8 is accepted as the minimum score permitted.
  • Answer 5 questions from the worksheets (Communication section) without referring to any notes.
  • A mark of at least 4 is accepted as the minimum score permitted.

Using a live simulated unconscious patient (not a manikin) demonstrate:

  • Scene safety and assessment
  • Turning a patient from prone to supine
  • Open the airway & check for signs of life
  • The action for vomiting and blockages
  • The recovery position and aftercare
  • Using a suitable adult manikin, demonstrate CPR and the use of supplementary oxygen via an effective method.
  • Obtain an airway on a suspected spinal injury patient using jaw thrust

Demonstrate CPR on a:

  • Child manikin
  • Baby manikin

Acting individually, initiate the appropriate procedures at an incident and provide the aftercare 1 patient from a previously unknown simulated first aid situation.

Answer 10 questions from the worksheets (First Aid and Resuscitation section) without referring to any notes.

  • Complete the syllabus for Assessment:

    The Assessment may be completed in sections providing that ALL sections are completed within three calendar months.

    Candidates MUST complete Section 1 (Fitness) before completing Section 2 (Lifeguard Skills, Knowledge & Rescue).

    Should the Assessment be completed over a 3 month period, the 24-month validity will commence from the date on which the first section was completed.

    When the award is renewed, the candidate may complete the Assessment one month prior to the expiration date of the old award. In this case, the 24 month period will start on the expiration date of the old award.

We look forward to having you on our course.

ILS / ISA Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Courses - SLSGB Beach Lifesaving Courses Pembrokeshire, Wales UK

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SLSGB NARS SURF LIFE SAVING & SURFING COACH SAFETY & RESCUE COURSES

We offer a range of SLSGB ILS Beach lifeguard courses of varying intensity and refresher courses for those who need to re-register with the relevant recognised  bodies. We also offer combined course packages so as you can become an ISA surf coach too. All of the beach lifeguard course certifications we deliver are international recognised  beach lifeguard courses award (ILS) ranging from junior lifesaving through to advanced beach lifeguard qualifications.These courses are not for the faint hearted! The training involves running, swimming and rescuing plus dragging casualties through the surf zone and up the beach using rescue boards and rescue tubes. The courses also cover lifeguard and first aid theory, basic life support, and spinal management.

Surf Coach Safety & Rescue

This award is applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support. Holders of this award should take careful account of local conditions where they are coaching and the scope of the activity and the guidance provided by local risk assessments and a location specific LOP. Surf Coaches employed at locations using artificial wave technology (AWT) will need to undertake the additional AWT modulet. View the full course specification Below

Pre Course (Supported by SLSGBs Online Learning Platform Myagi)

  • Aquatic Risk Management (pre and on-course)
  • Safeguarding (pre course)
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Lifesaver (pre-course)
  • The Surf & Water Environment (pre-course)
  • The working and legislative environment (pre and on course)
  • Maintaining positive public relations (pre-course)
  • Basic Life Support (pre and on course)
  • Level 1 First Aid (pre and on course)
  • Paediatric Life Support (pre and on course)
  • Level 2 First Aid (pre and on course)

PRIORITY/QUALIFIER

  • A signed declaration of 200m timed Pool swim in under 5 minutes
    witnessed by lifeguard/swim teacher /coach in a pool of not less than
    25m (pre-course)
  • Open water swim competency. The candidate will complete to the
    satisfaction of the Trainer Assessor a demonstration of open water
    swimming competency, confidence and fitness that is sufficient to be able
    to support basic lifesaving activity. (on course)

On Course

  • Coach Safety and Rescue techniques
  • Aquatic First Aid, including appropriate response for a suspected spinal
    injury when operating as single or partnered surf coach
  • Casualty rescue and care techniques operating in an aquatic environment
  • Understanding the beach/fluvial location where you will work as a coach
    and the impact of water flow, tides, rips, weather conditions and other
    beach and water users

Minimum Guided Learning Hours

24hrs + completion of pre course online learning content (Est 8 hrs)