Course: National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)
There are currently no dates available for the NVBLQ, if you are interested in this course please contact Swim UK to be placed on the waiting list. You can find our contact information here.
What is this qualification?
The beach lifeguard course complies with the International Life Saving Federation's beach competency framework. The course itself is physically demanding (timed swims and lifting are included in the course) and it comprises of beach lifeguard theory, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, pool skills and open water skills. The beach lifeguard course requires a minimum of 40 hours (6 days) training and requires 100% attendance.
This lifeguard certification is internationally recognised and will be valid for 2 years from the date of issue. Beach lifeguards are advised to complete continuous training after the course, on a regular basis to ensure that they are ready for duty, and will be allowed to 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?
Throughout the course, the syllabus and practical skills will be continually assessed by the course tutor and a suitable level of competence must be achieved in order to take the final independent assessment. The assessment will take place at the end of the course (Saturday) and is split into five sections: Beach Lifeguard, Life Support, First Aid Practical + theory, Ocean Skills and Pool Skills.
If you fail to complete one or more of the sections successfully, you will have 28 days to be reassessed.
Candidates must be:
There is an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved. Therefore it is advised that learners should 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 qualification, 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.
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