Outdoor Instructor Training
Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Award
Learn essential surf coach safety
Duration: 3 days
Minimum lifesaving prerequisite for adventure instructors
Location: Newquay Activity Centre HQ, Towan Beach
The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Award is specifically designed for outdoor water-sport instructors looking to gain the required level of lifesaving expertise!
This course is the minimum lifesaving prerequisite for surfing, coasteering, bodyboarding, SUP and adventure instructors who will be responsible for taking groups into the sea.
Join us at Newquay Activity Centre for comprehensive instruction about core beach and sea safety techniques, first aid, surf rescues and life support. After the series of theory and practical sessions, you will have a thorough knowledge of surf coach safety, rescue scenarios, how to effectively assess physical condition and carry out the practical aspects of surf lifesaving.
2018 Course Dates
March 26th – 28th
April 30th – May 2nd
May 16th – 18th
June 13th – 15th
June 29th – July 1st
July 11th – 13th
September 24th – 26th
October 15th – 17th
November 5th – 7th
Essential level of lifeguarding proficiency
This qualification will ensure you reach the essential level of lifeguarding proficiency required for entry-level surf and outdoor activity instructors. It can also be combined with the International Surf Association (ISA) coaching qualification.
- Member of Surf Lifesaving GB (SLSGB)
- Competent fitness levels
Check out our course combination week and complete your ISA Level 1 and Lifeguard courses together for £550pp.
Newquay Activity Centre in Cornwall is a certified ISA and Surfing England Centre of Excellence and NVBLQ Training Centre. This means you’re guaranteed the highest level of tuition in the industry.
So drop us a line or give our team a call and we’ll sort you out, proper job! Call 01637 877722, lines open from 8am-10pm.
1. Fitness test and releases
200m swim non-stop in open water, attacking the surf on entry
200m run in under one minute
400m-rescue board paddle
2. Lifesaving skills, rescue and knowledge
Board rescues of conscious and unconscious casualties
Management and rescues of suspected spinal injuries and movement of the casualties
Open water swimming and Peterson tube rescues 50metres from the shore
Lifeguard signals and flags
3. First Aid
Identification and management of the following conditions: Head injuries, spinal injuries, choking, bleeding, sunburn, fractures and dislocations, heat stroke, cramp, exhaustion, shock, Hypothermia, fainting, strain/sprain, insect bites, eye injuries
4. Life support
CPR on all ages
Primary, secondary survey on casualties with recovery position
Recovery position, stabilisation and after care
Choking incidents on all ages
Airway assistance, choking and vomiting
Discount card for apres surf food/drink and the Rip Curl shop (15%)