Beach Lifeguard Training Courses

Beach Lifeguard Training Courses

Train to become a Beach Lifeguard in Newquay, Cornwall

National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)

What is the course?

The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has teamed up with Surf Life Saving Association (SLSA) Wales and Surf Life Saving (SLS) GB to develop a new national standard for beach lifeguarding.
The NVBLQ complies with the International Life Saving Federation beach competency framework. It will be offered by all three organisations and is endorsed by the National Water Safety Forum and the Royal National Institution (RNLI). It is recognised and promoted by RLSS UK, SLS GB, SLSA Wales as well as the National Standard for Vocational beach lifeguarding and is the preferred award of the RNLI.
The NVQLB course is a minimum of 40 hours, followed by a practical assessment on beach theory, life support, first aid, swimming pool practical and open water practical.
Upon qualifying with the NVBLQ, the certificate is valid for two years from the date of successful completion.

How much is it?

£350pp – Additional accommodation packages are available with Ocean Lodge, POA)

When is it?

  • September 11th – 15th Newquay, Cornwall – FULLY BOOKED
  • September 25th – 29th Newquay, Cornwall – FULLY BOOKED
  • October 16th – 20th Newquay, Cornwall – SPACES AVAILABLE

***Take your ISA Surf Coach Qualification on 14/15 October, ask us for details***

Requalification Date:

  • October 18th-20th Newquay, Cornwall
SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Course

Who is running the course?

Mark Kelly will be heading up the training course. Mark is a multi-qualified, highly experienced and active practitioner in both land and water sports, delivering coaching, guiding, instructing and training in several disciplines. Mark is also a trainer and assessor of Beach Lifeguarding and first aid qualifications for both The Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS) and Surf Lifesaving Great Britain (SLSGB).

Who can participate?

Every candidate attending a NVBLQ course must:

  • Be 16 years old or over at the time of the assessment
  • Have a good level of fitness
  • Be able to surface dive to a depth of 1.5m
  • Be able to tread water for two minutes
  • Be capable of climbing out of deep water unaided and without steps
  • Be competent at swimming in the sea
  • Be able to swim 400m in less than eight minutes

How much is it?

£250 – Discounted to £225 for SLSGB Members

When is it?

  • October 18th – 20th Newquay, Cornwall – SPACES AVAILABLE

***Take your ISA Surf Coach Qualification on 14/15 October, ask us for details***

What’s next upon successful completion of the course?

After the course, you will meet the pre-requisites to apply directly to the RNLI and other international lifeguarding bodies to work on their beaches. This award also validates many National Governing Body awards such as the ISA Level 1 Surf Coach and many more. It is also a requirement of many private beaches, hotels and water safety companies. The NVBLQ opens a lot of doors and is very much a passport for fun, travel and a serious career for those passionate about the ocean and saving lives.

How to book?

Call 01637 877722 to book your place now.