BEACH LIFEGUARD COURSES
Become qualified to save lives in or around the sea.
To become a Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeguard, you need a National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) or equivalent.
This Beach Lifeguard Award is also recognised by the International Life Saving Federation, so it will enable you to work worldwide.
Our courses take place at the award-winning Newquay Activity Centre based right on Towan beach in the centre of Newquay. As far as training venues go, they don't get much better as your classroom looks directly the beach. Towan beach is sheltered from most winds and has great surf, making it one of the best training venues in the UK.
Our training team are the best in the business, from paramedics and serving RNLI lifeguards to professional ocean sports coaches and Pro Surfers, we have all angles covered, to give you the very best course available.
As an added extra on this course, Newquay Activity Centre will offer all successful candidates shadowing hours and an interview for work this coming season, in coasteering, surfing, etc.
The NVBLQ course takes around 40 hours to complete and includes modules on beach lifeguarding, life support and first aid, ocean skills and pool skills. It’s physically demanding and includes swimming to set times and lifting, so you’ll need to be a competent swimmer with a good level of fitness before you start.
You’ll be assessed at the end of the course to ensure that you have the skills and knowledge to work as a beach lifeguard.
NVBLQ Course Pre-requisites
Every candidate attending an NVBLQ course must:
Be 16-years-old or over at the time of the assessment
Have a good level of fitness
Surface dive to a depth of 1.5 metres
Climb out of deep water unaided and without steps
Be competent at board paddling
Be competent at swimming in the sea
Be able to swim 400m in less than eight minutes
The NVBLQ is delivered over five days and independently assessed.
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