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Beach Lifeguard Courses In Pembrokeshire, Wales & Surf Coach Rescue Courses

We run beach lifeguard courses throughput Pembrokeshire & Wales & we have a incredibly knowledgeable and experienced group of beach lifeguards and SLSGB / Surf Coach Rescue trainers here at Surf Centre Wales, having worked on the beaches worldwide training surf coaches & lifeguards. You can meet the team who would be giving you your training on our meet the team page, plus check out our facilities. With real first-hand experience in dealing with rescues, drownings, resuscitations and first aid, you’ll benefit from all of our experience that we apply to your meticulous training preparing you for your new career.

We offer a range of 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  too.

All of the beach lifeguard certifications we deliver are international recognised beach lifeguard awards (ILS) ranging from junior life saving 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.

Prerequisites

In order to be a candidate on one of our courses, you must be over the age of 16.

In terms of fitness and swimming ability, you will need to be able to swim 400 metres in under seven minutes and thirty seconds for the SLSGB Lifeguard Award. If you are doing the SLSGB Surf coach safety and rescue award you will be required to have a good level of fitness but there will be no timed swim. 

Beach Lifeguard Course Rates

  • SLSGB day intensive Beach Lifeguard Course - £195
  • SLSGB 3 day Surf coach safety and rescue - £145

What Job opportunities are there after passing your Beach Lifeguard qualification?

SLSGB offer International Beach Lifeguard Qualifications we offer not only give you the ticket you need to become an RNLI Beach lifeguard or validate the ISA Surf coach awards they also enable you to work in a wide range of water-based activities such Coasteering and Sit-on-top Kayaking and are the fundamental award to have for most Ocean based activity centres.

You can also gain employment and hone your skills as part of the water safety and Medical team for various water-based and land Events that are held throughout the season in Wales and the UK check out these websites for more info! www.surf-school-alliance.org and outerreefsurfschool.com

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Beach Lifeguard Course In Pembrokeshire, Wales | Surf Instructor Courses

 SLSGB BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSE 

Price: £195 per person
Duration: 5 days
Location: Pembrokeshire,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 them all before!

SLSGB SURF COACH SAFETY AND RESCUE COURSE (NVBLQ) 

Price: £195 per person
Duration: 3 days

Location: Pembrokeshire,Wales, UK & Worldwide

The SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award is a 3 day course aimed specifically at Surf, SUP and Outdoor activity instructors. It is aimed at training instructors of outdoor water based activities in all the skills required to provide the highest standard of surf lifesaving to all those that want a career in the sea teaching surfing or whatever else takes your fancy. 

This course will cover all the principles of Surf Lifesaving covering First aid, basic life support water rescue techniques using a variety of different rescue aids. You will spend a considerable time in the sea practising lifesaving scenarios and techniques. This in mind be aware you are going to need a high level of fitness to complete the training and assessments. You will not be required to pass a timed pool swim for this qualification but in turn please be aware that you will also not be able to use this qualification to work as a beach lifeguard. This qualification is specific to those professionals looking to start or continue a career in the Surf or water based activity instructor industry and be able to provide the highest standard of surf lifesaving skills. 

If you are interested in this course or have any further questions please get in touch and we can help you picking which course best suits your needs. 

SLSGB BEACH LIFEGUARD REFRESHER COURSE (NVBLQ)

Location: Pembrokeshire,Wales, UK & Worldwide

For those who need to maintain their status with the RLSS, we offer a 3 day refresher course which can be undertaken within two years of your initial assessment. Just drop us a line to find out about the next course availability or look at our course dates for 2021 here.

 What Job opportunities are there after passing your Beach Lifeguard qualification?

Both International Beach Lifeguard Qualifications we offer not only give you the ticket you need to become an RNLI Beach lifeguard or validate the ISA Surf coach awards they also enable you to work in a wide range of water-based activities such Coasteering and Sit-on-top Kayaking and are the fundamental award to have for most Ocean based activity centres.

SLSGB offer International Beach Lifeguard Qualifications we offer not only give you the ticket you need to become an RNLI Beach lifeguard or validate the ISA Surf coach awards they also enable you to work in a wide range of water-based activities such Coasteering and Sit-on-top Kayaking and are the fundamental award to have for most Ocean based activity centres.

You can also gain employment and hone your skills as part of the water safety and Medical team for various water-based and land Events that are held throughout the season in Wales and the UK check out these websites for more info! www.surf-school-alliance.org and outerreefsurfschool.com

Pembrokeshire Surf & Sup Centre

At Pembrokeshire and West Wales' Premier Surf & Sup (Stand up Paddle Boarding) School we offer a full range of surfing and SUP stand up paddle boarding lessons and equipment hire, from a half day tuition to week long courses, Kids' Clubs, surf camps and more.

The surf courses are run at:
Newgale, Broadhaven, Freshwater West, Stackpole & Manorbier.

 

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