Coasteering First Aid, Safety and Rescue


2018 Course Dates

March 10th – 11th
May 21st – 22nd
October 18th -19th

Coasteering is the ultimate way to get hands on with our rugged coastal landscape. Do you have a passion for lifeguarding or adrenaline fuelled adventure? Train to become a fully qualified coasteer guide with Newquay activity Centre.

This course provides extensive instruction from our highly experienced team of industry experts, to fully equip you for the world of commercial coasteering. A combination of mountaineering and coastal orienteering, coasteering is a growing pursuit that involves exploring the inter-tidal zone between high and low tides. As a qualified coasteer guide you’ll be responsible for teaching both water and land based skills, establishing the route and assessing varying weather and swell conditions.

Our pioneering course is endorsed by the National Coasteering Charter (NCC) guidelines and equips you with the technical knowledge, physical capabilities and first aid skill to manage a group.

Coasteering skills such as water entry and exit techniques require clear instruction, especially when groups will be leaping from heights into plunge pools. Your communication and delivery of these will be focussed on, along with developing Emergency Action Plans in the event of an incident and carrying out first aid and life-support. In the event of an accident you’ll be working alongside the RNLI and emergency services. You must be able to relay a primary survey of the injury and keep the casualty calm as a qualified coasteer guide.

Upon completion of the course, you will be an automatic member of Surf Lifesaving GB (SLSGB) and receive  the SLSGB Aquatic First Aid Qualification alongside the course award. You will have the skills and resources to confidently lead coasteering sessions for two years as a qualified coasteer guide before the qualification requires renewal.

Course prerequisites:

  • 16+ years old
  • Confident water skills and experience
  • Confidently swim 100m in open water
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Recognised lifesaving qualification (preferred but not essential)

Course content:

  • Group management
  • Leadership
  • Safety and equipment brief and delivery
  • Incident management
  • Safety and rescue
  • Basic life support
  • Route planning
  • Normal Operating Procedures and Emergency action plans.

Ready to book?  Call us today on 01637 877722 to reserve your place.