Course: Beach Lifeguard (NBLQ)
The National Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NBLQ)
The NBLQ qualification in the UK & Ireland is designed to be generic and is accepted as the standard qualification for Beach Lifeguards on most UK beaches.
The NBLQ qualification comprises of a 5 elements including lifeguard theory, resuscitation, pool and open water work. Additional modules have been developed that will become applicable based on the beach environment, these include paddlecraft, personal fitness and personal water craft.
Awarding Body: Royal Lifesaving Society UK
Course Duration: 6 days
- Beach Lifeguard theory - Teaching of the theories and practices of Beach Lifeguarding, most of which relates to the primary role of a lifeguard in preventing incidents.
- Open Water rescue skills - candidates will gain experience using a range of equipment to perform simulated rescues in the sea using a torpedo buoy.
- Life Support - candidates will receive thorough training in resuscitation techniques for adults, children and babies up to Life Support 3, RLSS UK's highest life support award. Candidates can also be trained in Extended Life Support which is the use of Automated External Defibrillators and oxygen therapy.
- First Aid - Candidates will also be trained in First Aid and many go on to complete the HSE First Aid at Work, which is a valuable qualification recognised by all employers.