• SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Competency  £275

  • Duration –  4 days ( 3 days training + 1 day exam)

What is this course and who is it for?

The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award is lifesaving qualification specific for surf instructors to create a high standard of lifesaving within the surf school industry.

This course is suitable for:

  • Surf Instructors

  • Bodyboard Instructors

  • Outdoor Education Instructors

Why is this such an important and popular course?

In the UK it is a requirement to validate a surf instructor qualification with a lifesaving qualification. It is crucial that those working within the industry are competent in First Aid, basic life support and rescue techniques. Instructors can work to a 1:10 ratio, this can be out of lifeguard hours/season, in remote locations and with no immediate assistance. The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Competency award is hugely popular and considered to be the industry standard amongst instructors nationwide and throughout Europe. You will be trained by highly motivated and experienced instructors with real life operational experience of working in the watersports industry. You must be physically fit and able to complete a 200m timed pool swim in under 5 mins. You will be expected to display a level of competency and fitness in the water. Please ensure that you can achieve these requirements BEFORE attending the course.

This award can be used as the required lifesaving qualification for those wishing to work as surf instructors or to supervise groups at the beach. It is NOT a rescue award for those wishing to work as SUP instructors you will need to hold our SUP Safety and Rescue qualification.  To work as a lifeguard you must obtain the full SLSGB Surf Lifeguard award. If you are looking to gain both the lifesaving and surf instructor course over a 6 day period please see our combined course page

If you have completed the award before and your certificate is still in date or has expired within the last three months then we have a one day proficiency course. This will add an additional 12 months to your award. More details here

It is essential that you become a member of Surf Life Saving Gb and provide us with your membership number prior to the first day of your course. Please click here to create your membership online or call head office on 01392 369111  We will enrol you on the course and SLSGB will send through your online learning and assessment pack.

Course Dates 2020 Newquay

March 17 – 20th

April 14 – 17th

May 12 – 15th

June 16 – 19th

July 07 – 10th

Sept 08 – 11th

October 06 – 09th

If you have a group and would like other dates please email us. To make a booking please click on the course dates and booking tab and when the page opens please enter SLSGB in to the organisation drop down tab.