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Get qualified RLSS Beach Lifeguard Courses In North Devon

This course is open to anyone looking to gain an internationally recognised beach lifeguard qualification in the UK.

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Royal Life Saving Society

National vocation beach lifeguard qualification

This course is open to anyone looking to gain an internationally recognised beach lifeguard qualification in the UK. This is an essential requirement for anyone looking to work as a surf instructor or work as a beach lifeguard. The full course is suitable for those new to lifeguarding and is run over 5 days including a final assessment. There is also the option of a shorter course for existing beach lifeguards looking to requalify, this is run on the last 3 days of each course.

Cost: £330

Duration: 5 days

Renewal Cost: £230

Duration: 3 days

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Course dates

18-22nd March

8-12th April

6-10th May

10-14th June

8-12th July

5-9th August

9-13th September

Croyde lifeguard course

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Our training centre is based at Croyde beach in North Devon and with two other beaches nearby, it is the perfect location to offer a range of surf conditions to train in. The course is run by a team of experienced watermen and qualified RLSS trainers, all of who are qualified lifeguards and surf instructors working on the beach and in the sea every day.

The training on the course requires you to complete both practical and theory modules. You will spend time in the sea as well as completing classroom based theory sessions. The course cost includes the comprehensive RLSS Beach Lifeguard Qualification manual providing an essential resource for all lifeguards. You will be required to pass all modules to gain your qualification. All candidates on the course will be assessed on the final day by an RLSS assessor, who will be looking for good knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • Lifeguard Theory
  • CPR
  • First Aid
  • Open water & rescue skills
  • Spinal management

There is also a swimming assessment in a 25 metre pool where candidates are required to complete a 400m swim in under 8 minutes.

Please fill out the form below and to book a place on the course.

NOTE: We require a deposit of £50 per person to secure a place and then the balance is due four weeks prior to the course. When we have received full payment a full information pack will be sent out with arrival information, timings and an itinerary for the course.

All courses can be combined with our Surfing England/I.S.A. Level Instructor course held over 2 days on the weekend after each of these courses. We offer a discount rate of £550 for booking the Beach Lifeguard course and Surf Instructor course together. Find more information here on our Surf Instructor Courses.

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We would love to hear from you if you are thinking about joining us for one of our ISA Surf Instructor Courses. Please let us know you’re interested & send us a message by filling out the form below.

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"I've just completed a week of intensive training with Surf South West for my beach lifeguard qualification. Make no mistake, this course is physically demanding but very enjoyable. The approach of all the staff at Surf South West created a friendly, relaxed environment for a good learning experience course and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this course to anyone considering completing it. Thank you Surf South West!"


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