Surf Coach Safety & Rescue

Five day SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Courses

About the course

This award is applicable to those undertaking surf coaching and instruction activity and for surfboard hiring organisations. It aims to establish a minimum vocational standard that demonstrates a level of competence for the safety of participants under instruction during a coached surf activity session undertaken in primarily wading depth water and to establish the necessary skills and knowledge to provide basic rescue response and life support.

For more information or to book a course, call us on 01437 721 611. 


Course Length: 5 days

Hours: 0900-1700

Validation: 2 years

Awarding Body: SLSGB

Title: SLSGB Surf Coach Safety & Rescue

Course Content

  • Aquatic Risk Management

  • Safeguarding

  • Roles & Responsiblities of a Lifesaver

  • The Surf & Water Environment

  • The working and legislative environment

  • Maintaining positive public relations

  • Basic Life Support

  • Level 1 First Aid

  • Paediatric Life Support

  • Level 2 First Aid

  • Coach Safety & Rescue techniques

  • Aquatic First Aid (Including Spinal Injuries)

  • Casualty Rescue & Care techniques

  • Understanding the beach environment

  • Water flow, tides, rips, weather conditions and other beach & water users. 


1. A signed declaration of 200m timed Pool swim in under 5 minutes witnessed by lifeguard/swim teacher /coach in a pool of not less than 25m (pre-course) 

2. Open water swim competency. The candidate will complete to the satisfaction of the Trainer Assessor a demonstration of open water swimming competency, confidence and fitness that is sufficient to be able to support basic lifesaving activity. (on course)

3. 16 Years +


Multiple choice 

Practical rescue & first aid skills

Timed swim