Want to work on a beach? As a beach LifeGuard of Surf Instructor?
National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)
The National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ) is the core qualification for anyone seeking employment on UK Beaches as a lifeguard or surf instructor.
The NVBLQ ensures that the qualified lifeguard has the knowledge and skills required to operate effectively across a range of beach environments.
The NVBLQ course is a minimum of 40 hours long followed by a practical assessment on beach theory, life support, first aid, swimming pool practical and open water practical.
NVBLQ Course Prerequisites
Every candidate attending a NVBLQ course must:
Be 16-years-old or over at the time of the assessment
Have a good level of fitness
Surface dive to a depth of 2 metres
Be competent at swimming in the sea
Before the course, candidates must be able to swim at least 200 metres in a pool (of recommended length 25 metres, but no less than 20 metres) in five minutes or less
For the assessment, candidates must be able to swim 400 metres in a pool (recommended 25 metres, but no less than 20 metres) in eight minutes or less using a continuous front stroke and showing urgency
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