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Beach Lifeguard Courses
UK COURSE DETAILS
SLSGB BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSE UK (NVBLQ)
Price: £195 per person
Duration: 5 days
Location: Wales UK & Worldwide
The SLSGB beach lifeguard course is a slightly different award but never the less is an essential qualification to work as a lifeguard on beaches here in the UK. It is also recognised in many countries abroad too. The courses obviously gives you the opportunity to take on a job as a beach lifeguard and not only allows you to progress towards surf instructor status too (since it is a prerequisite to the course) but also provides a solid foundation of medical first aid to lead towards a career in the emergency services too.
On completing this award, you will be considered competent enough to be responsible for the safety of others at the beach and other open water locations whether inland or at coastal, surf, river and estuarial sites.
The SLSGB lifeguard course, there are some basic competencies you will have to have in terms of fitness. You should expect to spend up to 5 hours a day in the water, so need to be a strong swimmer!
The training on this course is not dissimilar to the SLSGB qualification. It is made up of 5 core modules including life guarding theory, resuscitation techniques, pool work, classroom based activates and work in the open water.
Beyond skills and expertise that you would expect from a lifeguard award including rescue skills, appropriate use and maintenance of equipment and beach safety operations procedures, you’ll also need to learn, adapt and improve on your own physical fitness, awareness, self-discipline, team working abilities and safe supervision of others.
Expect to cover in the syllabus of this course:
- Lifeguard theory
- Cardio pulmonary resuscitation including the use of defibrillators
- First aid administration on site and away from the water
- Pool Skills
- Open Water Skills including sea rescues using a variety of equipment
In order to satisfy the requirements for receiving your award, an independent SLSGB qualified assessor will examine your knowledge and understanding of the essential principles for safe practises as a beach lifeguard. The qualification is valid for two years after receipt.
Likewise with any of our courses and qualifications, if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more details. We are always more than happy to answer any of your questions!
SLSGB BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSE
Price: £195 per person
Duration: 6 days
Location: Wales, UK & Worldwide
The SLSGB beach lifeguard course is the highest quality award available in the UK. Internationally recognised for beach lifeguards worldwide this award will allow you to progress to become a full NARS beach lifeguard either here in the UK or abroad. This is also the preferred qualification taken by RNLI lifeguards in the UK.
The qualification covers fitness, essential lifeguarding skills including rescue, life support and first aid both delivered in the classroom and out in the open water. You'll need to be a minimum of 16 years of age and once you qualify, the certificate is valid for 24 months.
Whilst the course we deliver may vary in timing the syllabus is pretty regimented to adhere to the highest of standards. You should expect to cover:
- Fitness tests including swimming and running on the beach to time restraints
- Swimming skills including surface dives
- Unconscious rescues
- Using rescue apparatus appropriately
- Beach lifeguard signals
- Simulating rescue situations
- Rescuing both conscious, unconscious and non-breathing patients
- Basic life support including CPR, recovery positions, opening airways and spinal management
- Providing patient aftercare
- Working individually and as a lifeguard leader
In order to progress through your training, you will have to pass the initial fitness and releases core part of the syllabus prior to moving on to the lifeguard skills, knowledge and rescue skills sections. At the end of the formal training, you will be expected to take a short assessment examination covering the above syllabus.
We did say the courses isn't for the fainthearted! If you have any doubts about your suitability, or are unsure about any aspects of the syllabus, just get in touch with us and well do our best to answer any of the questions you might have. We're sure we've heard
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