Lifeguard Training

Gaining your Lifeguard qualification is a challenging but also very exciting learning new lifesaving skills and improving your fitness levels. Congratulations on choosing lifeguarding as a career or self-development pathway increasing your opportunities to work all around the world in your dream job.
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Why chose Bantham Surfing academy & Surf Coach International for your Lifeguard Qualification?
  • Over 25 years experience in the Lifeguard Service
  • Over 15 years working within Lifeguard Management, Training & Development - Internationally
  • UK & SA highly experienced Lifeguards
  • UK & SA highly experienced Lifeguard Trainer / Assessors
  • Surf Lifesaving Great Britain Lifeguard Trainer / Assessors (SLSGB)
  • Royal Surf Lifesaving Association Trainer / Assessors (RLSS)
  • Surf Lifesaving South Africa Lifeguard Trainer / Assessors (SLSA)
  • Our staff are all qualified Lifeguards and have worked Internationally
  • Our staff have some of the most respected names in Lifeguarding in UK & SA
Lifeguard Courses
  • SLSGB Surf Lifesaver Qualifications
  • SLSGB Beach Lifeguard Qualifications
  • SLSGB Surf Lifeguard Qualifications
  • SLSGB Junior Lifeguard
  • SLSGB Surf Coach Qualifications
  • RLSS Beach Lifeguard Qualifications
  • RLSS Assistant Lifeguard Qualifications
Training Location
All practical training will take place at Bantham beach. The theory-based training will take place at one of several prime locations within the Kingsbridge area. Information will be provided with course bookings.
SLSGB – Lifeguard Courses - £295.00 (5 days training + 1 day assessment)
SLSGB – Junior Lifeguard - £85.00 (1 day)
RLSS – Lifeguard courses - £295.00 (5 days training + 1 day assessment)
What are the entry requirements?
You must must be physically fit and able to swim 400 metres in under 7 minutes 30 seconds, (the first 200m in under 3 mins 30 secs) as well as run 200m on the beach in under 40 seconds.
Who is this lifeguard course aimed at?
People who want to work as beach lifeguards, surf instructors, outdoor pursuits instructors or embark on careers in rescue and emergency care.
What will I be doing on the lifeguard course?
Successful students will have to demonstrate their knowledge and capabilities in the following core competencies; Lifeguarding Theory, CPR, First Aid, Spinal management and open Water Skills including board and tube rescue
Do I need to have experience?
Previous experience is desirable but not essential as all training will be provided during the course. Having basic board skills and a knowledge of the beach and ocean environments will help.
How old do I have to be?
Candidates must be age 16 on the day of the exam.
Do you offer accommodation?
We can recommend accommodation providers in the immediate area.