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    Beach Lifeguard  Training Courses in Cornwall


    3rd – 7th April 2019 – Beach Lifeguard

    5th/6th/ 7th April & 10th/11th/12th May 2019- Surf Coach Safety & Rescue


    We are proud to offer the new national standard in Beach Lifeguarding , the National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification.

    The Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has teamed up with Surf Life Saving Association (SLSA) Wales and Surf Life Saving (SLS) GB to develop a new national standard for beach lifeguarding.

    The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) was launched in April along with new resources.

    The NVBLQ complies with the International Life Saving Federation beach competency framework. It will be offered by all three organisations and is endorsed by the National Water Safety Forum and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).

    The NVBLQ will be recognised and promoted by RLSS UK, SLS GB, SLSA Wales as the national standard for vocational beach lifeguarding.

    The NVBLQ course is a minimum of 40 hours long followed by a practical assessment on beach theory, life support, first aid, swimming pool practical and open water practical.

    Upon qualifying with the NVBLQ, the certificate is valid for two years from the date of successful completion.

    Our courses will be based in Newquay, at our training beach in Newquay Harbour where we also have our classroom with locker, showers and parking.


    Future Dates:


    March Dates – Full (Looking for custom date & more than yourself/4+ participants – Group Courses available – Call 01637 498200)

    April 3rd – 7th 2019 – Beach Lifeguard course

    April 5th/6th/7th 2019 – Surf Coach Safety & Rescue course

    May 10th/11th/12th – Surf Coach Safety & Rescue course

    NVBLQ Course Pre-Requisites

    Every candidate attending a NVBLQ course must:

    Be 16-years-old or over at the time of the assessment
    Have a good level of fitness
    Surface dive to a depth of 1.5 metres
    Tread water for two minutes
    Climb out of deep water unaided and without steps
    Be competent at swimming in the sea
    Be able to swim 400m in less than eight minutes


    We will be in the sea for long periods:

    • 5/3 Wetsuit.
    • Hood/gloves
    • Warm clothes
    • Waterproofs
    • Swim togs (no board-shorts)
    • Goggles
    • Notepad and pen
    • Whistle
    • Plenty of drinking water and food
    • Swim Fins

    The NVBLQ lifeguard qualification is delivered over five days and independently assessed.

    Candidates who are not successful have the option to retake any section which they fail within 28 days. Costs of the assessor and facility maybe incurred.