The RLSS UK, SLSA Wales and SLS GB have teamed up to developed a new National standard for beach lifeguarding. NVBLQ complies with the International Life Saving Federation beach competency framework. It is offered by all three organisations and is endorsed by the RNLI.
The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification will provide the learner with an introduction to all elements of beach lifeguard theory, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, pool skills and open water skills. The course is physically demanding and will include swimming to set times and lifting. The NVBLQ is comprised of a variety of units and all must be successfully passed to attain the qualification.
The courses are minimum 40 hours long and are followed by a practical assessment.
Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of lifeguard training courses, running in the UK. The full list of courses could be found on the websites of the governing bodies.
North and East
These courses are running in the North and East of England. If you would like to join a course please email the contact for each course.
RLSS NVBLQ (Lifeguard Course)
These courses are running in the South West of England. If you would like to join a course please email the contact for each course.