If you have held the RLSS beach Lifeguard award before you will need to complete the full course as this is a requirement from SLSGB. If you have completed your SLSGB course with another provider then you can enrol on our requalification course as long as your qualification is either in date or has expired in the last three months. If you do not match these criteria then you will need to pay the full course price.

Yes. For the lifeguard proficiency you must be able to swim 400m in a pool in under 7mins 30 secs with the first 200m in under 3mins 30 secs. For the surf coach safety proficiency you must be able to swim 200m in a pool in under 5 mins

We have a variety of training locations. Your trainer will send through details on enrolment.

No for our courses that run in Newquay as our training location is in the Bay Area. For courses outside Newquay it is preferable to have your own vehicle or have someone to drop you off and pick you up. We realise some of you travel from overseas and have used public transport to get to us.

We do not provide lunch -you will need to either bring a packed lunch or there are food outlets in the immediate area.

Candidates must be age 16 on the day of the exam.

12 months from the date of assessment. If you want a 24month certification you will need to attend either the 5 day surf lifeguard course or the 3 day surf coach safety and rescue course.

We don’t offer accommodation but can recommend a few options in the local area. For Harlyn courses see below

  • Treyarnon Youth Hostel – 5 minutes away from us by car and surrounded by great surf beaches. It’s hugely popular so book early. To check availability please call 01841 520 322.
  • Higher Harlyn Park  – If you like the great outdoors, then consider this campsite which is 2 minutes away from the beach by car and conveniently close to the village of St Merryn. Higher Harlyn Park offers great facilities and views.  Please contact their office on 01841 520 022.

For Newquay courses there is a huge range of accommodation available – google

£125 includes, exam fee and certification. You will need to have a current SLSGB membership and it is your responsibility to have this sorted before we can enrol you on the course. Please contact SLSGB on 01392 369111