Course: National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th July 2018
Brighton Swimming Centre
What is this 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 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 course is physically demanding (timed swims and lifting are included in the course) and comprises of beach lifeguard theory, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, pool skills and open water skills. The NVBLQ requires a minimum of 40 hours (6 days) training and requires 100% attendance.
The qualification is internationally recognised and is valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Beach lifeguards are recommended to complete continuous training on a regular basis to ensure that they are ready for duty, and may renew their qualification only within the validity of their existing qualification, and if they have proof of continuous training over the last 2 years.
For full details on the courses content and to view IQL UK policies, please visit www.rlss.org.uk
How is the qualification assessed?
The course syllabus and practical skills are continually assessed by the course tutor and a suitable level of competence must be achieved to be put forward for a final independent assessment. The assessment will take place at the end of the course (Saturday) and is split into five sections: Beach Lifeguard and First Aid Theory, Life Support and First Aid, First Aid Practical, Ocean Skills and Pool Skills. There is no written exam.
If you do not successfully complete one or more sections of the assessment, you have 28 days to be reassessed.
Candidates must be:
There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved. Therefore, it is recommended for learners to have Functional Skills in English pitched at Level 1.
What will I need to bring to the course?
You are required to bring the following items to the course:
Some of the days may include water work on more than one occasion and candidates may prefer to bring two sets of towels, shorts and t-shirts.
How much is the course?
The course fees are £349.00 per person.
How to Pay?
Book Online: Please click the "Book Now" link above
Card: We are able to take card payments over the phone (01273 434400)
Please ensure you have read the "Booking Procedure and Conditions" below before booking.
Once you have successfully completed the course, results can take up to 12 weeks to be processed.
Certificates will then be sent out to your home or work address, as listed on your booking details.
These are the current funding options available:
1. If you are working in the leisure industry on average 30 hours per week you may be eligible for an apprenticeship. Click here for details.