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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!

Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Award

Course focus

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.

2020 Course Dates

April 1st – 3rd
April 22nd – 24th
May 20th – 22nd
June 10th – 12th
June 24th – 26th
July 8th – 10th
July 29th – 31st
September 16th – 18th
September 30th – October 2nd
October 14th – 16th

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.

Course Pre-requisites

  • 16+
  • Member of Surf Lifesaving GB (SLSGB)
  • Competent fitness levels

Check out our course combination week and complete your ISA Level 1 and Surf Coach Safety and Rescue course together for £600pp

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.

What’s Included

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%)

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