SLSGB Surf/Beach Lifeguard Courses

Newquay Watersports Training centre offers unique training experience, empowering all to achieve and exceed personal goals.

Priding ourselves on Excellence we aim to facilitate you to become Rescue professionals, exceeding the expectations of the entire SLSGB robust exam syllabus.

What makes our training different?

We expect 110% dedication from all candidates, in order to achieve their full potential.

In return we provide you with 110% support before, during and after attending training with us.  This includes:-

There are many different awards based around the same core syllabus.  We facilitate these concurrently at Newquay Watersports.  Depending upon your needs, age and personal fitness the right award can be selected (see table for minimum ages from 14 and Physical requirements) Please contact us to discuss if you have any questions. For course dates please check out our blog

Get ready for summer with our SLSGB Lifeguard courses and refresher courses.

Next course dates are –  We will try and run a full 6 day course in the last week of every month except July and August   – Call today to book your place 07535103119 / 01637 498200

If you have a group of you, feel free to let us know your own dates your available. Come and learn and train with the best.

To be eligible to partake in Beach water activities all participants must achieve 400m in less than 9:30min prior to the course start date.  This will be examined prior to and on the first day of the course.

For current Course dates, availability and locations – click here

This Includes:

  • Access to pre course Taster session (including timed swim)
  • Course tailored to personal objectives
  • Personal tools of the trade
  • Full week of intensive training (Not just 9-5) all fully resourced
  • Multiple trainers with a wealth of international experience supporting a real life approach, built upon day to day routines and scenarios.
  • Option of accommodation on site
  • Includes access to further training
  • Includes access to equipment 10:00-18:00 7days a week during summer season

The Internationally recognised SLSGB surf Lifeguard Award is the most respected/ robust syllabus and assessment criteria in the UK.
Evidenced by no less than 8 hours greater guided learning than other institutions, the most up to date resources and instructor annual governance updates.
This is the preferred award for Beach lifeguards locally as well as event water safety providers and is a prerequisite for working as a beach lifeguard for the RNLI or Local Authority Lifeguard service and for National Surfing Instructor Awards.
It is recognised by the International Lifesaving Federation

Exceling in skills for real life emergencies.

Our trainers are passionate and dedicated in being the best, continually striving for improvement.

We are at the forefront of equipment development inspired by extensive first-hand experience.

See lifeguarding through different eyes!

There are several different Beach Lifeguard awards/ qualifications based around the same syllabus requiring participants to achieve different physical assessments (400m timed swims/ 200m beach run).

  • Lifeguard communication/ signals test
  • Fitness Run test /Pool test (see above)
  • Rescue Equipment Tube and Board rescues
  • Casualty handling
  • First aid
  • Resuscitation adult, child and baby
  • Spinal Injury management
  • Team work, Control and command
  • Lifeguard Workbook knowledge base
  • Environmental awareness & assessment
  • Profiling
  • Beach/Ocean Seamanship
  • Working alongside Emergency Services
  • Assisting and extraction off/ from powered rescue craft

Included in the course Price

  • Pre assessment/ suitability assessment
  • SLSGB Membership
  • Newquay water sports Membership and Lifeguard Log diary
  • SLSGB First aid/ Lifeguard Training Manual
  • Access to the lifeguard Library (collection of international resources)
  • Personal tools of the trade equipment (PPE/ Shears/ Pocket mask) (Personal Lifeguard Kit Fox 40 whistle & wrist lanyard)
  • Lifeguard changing robe
  • Post course Personal development plan, Access to equipment 7 days a week.
  • Continual support, free access to regular training (free deferral of assessment up to 3 Months)
  • Video coaching feedbackWavetracks GPS data record Rescue board performance
  • Discount off Rescue kit, Boards/ Tubes clothing for all graduates
  • Wetsuit hire if required
  • Awards assessed and certificated

All above £350

Accommodation from £120

£470 all inclusive

Award only £250

Not included yet highly recommended

  • Short swim fins (training/ rescue)
  • Membership to local Pool/ gym
  • SLSGB annual update