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:
Why is this such an important and popular course?
We believe 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. This is a hugely popular award and considered to be the industry standard amongst instructors nationwide. You will be trained by highly motivated and experienced instructors with real life operational experience of working in the watersports industry.
There is a 200m timed pool swim that must be completed in under 5 mins. There is also a 100m run – 100m swim – 100m run on the beach and you will be expected to display a level of competency and fitness in the water. Please see the course details below for further information regarding pre-requisites of fitness tests and full syllabus.
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. Do you have a surf instructor qualification? WSA’s Combined Course includes the Foundation Surf Instructor qualification which is designed to compliment this award.
If you have a few people wishing to do this course, then give us a call. It may be more practical for us to come to you! Some courses start on a Monday to Weds and others are weds to Friday.
Course Dates 2019
April 24 – 26th Newquay
May 20 – 22nd Newquay
June 12 – 14th Newquay
July 01 – 03rd Newquay
Sept 11 – 13th Newquay
Oct 09 – 11th Newquay
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.