The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue

Surf instructor specific award. A high standard of lifesaving within the surf school industry.

Course Description 

This award establishes a standard that demonstrates the level of competence in life saving to meet the needs of the Surf Coach, enabling more location and job specific training and assessment.

This is a great qualification to have for all the surf coaches that aren't lifeguards.

This could be the perfect add value to your surf school or association, having all your staff quilified under International Standards of surf coaching, lifesaving, CPR and first aid.

SLSGB Surf Coach Lifesaver Award Units and Content

The SLSGB Surf Coach Lifesaver award covers; fitness, practical life guarding skills and knowledge, rescue, life support & first aid.

  • Beach Environment
  • Beach Patrolling
  • Working Practices
  • Communications
  • Basic Life Support
  • First Aid
  • Surfboard Rescue

(PLEASE NOTE this award can be completed on a surfboard)

(Download the full program and syllabus from here)

The course is delivered combining theory and practical sessions, to shape you into a prepared Surf instructor, ready to save lives.

This course is running typically in two days following with an exam.

All of our courses include:

  • Membership to SLSGB (compulsory to undertake the award)
  • SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue certification Fee
  • SLSGB Surf Coach Safety and Rescue manual
  • 2 Intensive Days of group training and additional trainer support if required
  • Assessment fee

Entry Requirements

  • The minimum age for the course is 16 years old on the date of assessment
  • Be an existing member of SLSGB
  • Be able to perform a continuous 200m swim (in the pool or open water)


24 months from the date of the assessment, with the option of taking a Lifeguard proficiency test prior to the expiry date and every 12 months thereafter to maintain status.

Further info and awards!

The Surf Coach Safety and Rescue is hugely popular, designed as a surf instructor specific award to create a high standard of lifesaving within the surf school industry and considered to be the industry standard amongst instructors worldwide.

If you are also looking to improve your staff skills why not include within this course our SLSGB First Responder Award.

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