SLSGB SURF COACH SAFETY AND RESCUE AWARD'S
SLSGB Surf Coach Safety Award
This award is applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations.
It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support.
Holders of this award should take careful account of local conditions where they are coaching and the scope of the activity and the guidance provided by local risk assessments and a location specific LOP.
Be a full member of SLSGB at all times during the validity of the award.
Timed Pool Swim of 200m in 5 mins
Myagi Online learning including Surveillance Module – Mastering the Skill of Seeing Accurately (online)
Safeguarding Training (online)
Validity: 24 months from initial assessment or renewal date.
There must be evidence of meeting CPD requirements of one additional resuscitation proficiency test during the annual term.
This course validates the ISA & ASI Level 1 Surf Coach Award.
SLSGB Surf Coach Rescue Award ( Higher Level Award )
This award is applicable to all those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity to provide a vocational industry standard based on proven rescue task competencies, using recognised research and recommended rescue equipment.
It establishes a level of competence for the safety and rescue of participants under instruction during a coached ISA (or equivalent) surf activity session undertaken in surf conditions appropriate for those being instructed.
This award is for the specific use of a Qualified Surf Coach for Surf Coaching Activity Only.
It is not suitable for safety cover for any other multiple participant activities such as Coasteering, SUP Coaching, paddle sports or open water swimming unless ONLY USED as a Lifeguard who is part of a managed water safety team using written risk assessments as the basis for the safety cover plan.
Be a full member of SLSGB
A timed pool swim of 400m in 8 minutes OR the equivalent open water swim competency, in accordance with the methodology provided by SLSGB.
Surveillance Module – Mastering the Skill of Seeing Accurately (online)
Safeguarding Training Module (online)
Validity: 24 months from initial assessment or renewal date. There must be evidence of meeting CPD requirements of one additional resuscitation proficiency test during the annual term.
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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.
To requalify your certificate must still in date or has expired within the last three months. All you need to do is a one-day proficiency course and evidence of CPR CPD. This will add an additional 12 months to your award. Click here for more on that.
You must become a member of Surf Life Saving GB and provide your membership number no later than the day before your course.
Please click here to create your membership online or call them direct on 01392 369111
"What is the difference between the
Beach Lifeguard course (NVBLQ)
and the Surf Coach Safety & Rescue Award's?"
The Surf Coach S&R Awards are specifically designed for water sports coaches and people who need to supervise groups at the beach that need to have a lifesaving qualification.
It cannot be used to apply for beach lifeguard positions, however, you can upgrade to full a Beach Lifeguard while your award is in date.