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Surf Coach Safety and Rescue Course

Learn essential lifesaving expertise for use within the outdoor industry

Accredited SLSGB course


  • Duration: 3 Days

  • Location: Active Escape Adventure

  • Cost: £225


Our Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award is an SLSGB accredited course designed for aspiring watersport instructors looking to gain entry-level lifesaving expertise for the outdoor industry. 

This is a great entry course for you if your aim to eventually work as a beach lifeguard to get an idea of the skills and knowledge that is required for such a crucial life saving role. The course includes many of the elements that you acheive on the full lifeguard course but if you have little experience/need to work on your fitness, it's a really good stepping stone and confidence booster.

The course includes vital elements of first aid, water rescue and fitness - you'll leave confident with your abilities and it'll look great on your CV for any potential employers as it equips you with the skills equivalent to the 'first aid at work' course employers look for. 


This course meets the minimum lifesaving prerequisite for surfing, coasteering, SUP and adventure instructors who will assist in taking groups into the sea. It is a valuable to asset to anyone looking for a career in the outdoors as it demonstrates the level of competence required to work safely in the sea. 


As with other SLSGB qualifications, the Surf Coach Safety and Rescue award is valid for 2 years and then to keep it valid you can complete an annual proficiency course which only takes a day. This keeps your knowledge and skills up to date.

You must be a member of SLSBG to enrol on this course.



Course content:


  • 200m swim 
  • 200m run (in under 60 seconds)


  • Beach Patrolling
  • Beach Environment
  • Working Practices


  • Board rescue
  • Peterson tube rescue
  • Lifeguard flags and signals

First Aid

  • CPR (infant, child and adult)
  • Choking (infant, child and adult)
  • Primary and Secondary survey
  • Recovery position and after care
  • Identifiaction and management of the following incidents
    • Head injuries
    • Spinal injuries
    • Bleeding
    • Fractures & Dislocation
    • Sprains & Strains
    • Shock
  • Bandaging 


course dates:

We are currently putting on courses on request, so please get in touch to discuss dates or for more informaiton