What we would say is please do your homework before getting on a plane. In certain countries around the world, their own federations or associations may require you to meet their own criteria such as language and surfing tests. Do your research!
Good question! This course is designed to give you the foundation knowledge and experience you need to enter the industry.. We build the skeleton together then you go off and put the meat on the bones.
We feel that it isn’t unreasonable to expect surfing instructors to be able to surf well. We expect our instructors not only to be skilled and professional teachers but also be capable and experienced surfers.
The assessment process is on-going throughout the three days with a final day dedicated to assessment. We will be looking at how you deliver a lesson on dry land and in the water. We also require you to demonstrate perfectly everything you will teach to your students.
If your surfing does not meet the standard required then you have a twelve-month window to get your surfing to where it needs to be. You will then be required to submit photos and possibly video evidence to show us that you have reached the standard. Everyone has to submit a surfing photo to gain full accreditation. If the first submission is unsatisfactory, you’ll just have to submit a few more.
Yes. You will need your own vehicle or have someone to drop you off and pick you up. People on the course normally end up car-sharing once everyone has got to know each other on day one. If this is a problem, then please notify us prior to the course starting.
This qualification is valid for as long as you have a valid lifesaving qualification such as the SLSGB Surf Lifeguard or Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award and can provide evidence that you have been using your qualification in the past 12 months