Lifeguard Courses

Want to train as a beach Lifeguard?

The next lifeguard course date is yet to be confirmed, in the meantime please contact us for further information and to register your interest.

The course training will be from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and normally costs £180, however this can vary slightly.

The course includes:

5 full days of training (minimum of 40 hours) with a continuous assessment throughout.
Beach lifeguard and first aid manuals for each candidate
Annual membership to SLSGB
Annual membership to NNSLSC

Continue reading for course requirements

All applicants must:

  • Provide their own wetsuit (boots, gloves and hood depending on the time of year)
  • Be 16 or older on the day of assessment
  • Be able to swim 400m (16 lengths of 25m pool, in a forward- facing stroke in under 7.5 minutes continuously)
  • Be able to swim 200m in under 3.5 minutes
  • Be able to run 200m on sand in under 40 seconds
  • The SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Award is a national qualification for the beach lifeguard covering; fitness, practical lifeguarding skills and knowledge, rescue techniques, life support and first aid.

The SLSGB qualification is accredited by the RNLI and many UK council lifeguard services and recognised internationally. However, please note that completion of this course does not guarantee employment as a lifeguard.

We have a range of people taking lifeguard courses with us from the ages of 16 and up.

Not everyone who takes a course wants to be a lifeguard and there is no commitment to become one. It is however a great way of improving fitness, first aid and waterwork skills.

We can guarantee you will take away a whole range of new skills and knowledge from the week.

Spaces on the course are limited and will be allocated on a first- come, first- serve basis.

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