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Qualifications

SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Course (NVBQL)

WHEN: 23/24th March, 20/21 April, 27/28 April (6 days over 3 weekends, 9am - 5pm)

WHERE: Bigbury
COST: £320 per person

The SLSGB beach lifeguard course is the highest quality award available in the UK. Internationally recognised for beach lifeguards worldwide. This is also the preferred qualification taken by RNLI lifeguards in the UK. 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

The Price Includes: lifeguard and first aid manuals, all training and examination fees, access to online learning platforms

 

Pre Requists For This Course: You will need to be able to pass the fitness tests. A 400m timed swim in the pool, in under 8 minutes, and a 200m run in under 60 seconds. You will need to be a member of SLSGB, you can sign up HERE

What you'll need to bring: Wetsuit, Booties, Gloves if needed, goggles, packed lunch and snacks, warm dry clothes for inside days and after water activities

The course is run by a current RNLI trainer and assessor, so you're in professional and experienced hands.

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