SLSGB Beach Lifeguard (NVBLQ) Qualification

Training Venue

Whitesands/Newgale, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

01-November-2021 - 05-November-2021

Closing: 18-October-2021


E learning platform pre and during course to practice theory.
Practical equipment

Bring to Workshop

Water Clothing



Refund Policy

This course is booked direct with another Training Provider.  See Training Overview below.

Course Fee

Big Blue Experience.  Flat 1, Newgale House Newgale Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 6AS Wales

Free parking at venue.

The SLSGB Beach Lifeguard qualfication covers all elements of beach lifeguard theory and practice, enabling you to apply with the RNLI. It is a physically demanding and intensive course that will involve running and swimming to set times.

The course provides you with an introduction to all elements of lifeguard theory, basic life support, aquatic and intermediate first aid, open water and appropriate surf skills, beach environment, beach patrolling and working practices, communications, Tube rescues and board rescues.

Pre requisites
Minimum 16 years old at date of assessment. Be a current member of SLSGB. Swim 200m in a 20m or 25m pool within 5 minutes. Swim 400m in under 8 minutes by the completion of the course.

24 months from assessment date.

Schedule Course            
SLSGB Beach Lifeguard                    
Mon-Friday. 1-5 November 2021.  9am to 5pm   (5 days)

Certification and Delivery 
Certificates are issued through SLSGB. 
Delivered by Phil Sadler (ASI Trainer), Pembrokeshire Surf School  

Enrolment and Payment 
Payment is separate to ASI. 

Complete the enrolment form and the trainer will be in contact with you regarding payment.

Or you can contact the Phil Sadler direct to enrol and pay.  Email:
Ph: UK: +44 7881937605

The courses are run by Phil Sadler SLSGB Trainer/Assessor and Senior Lifeguard.

Being a senior lifeguard for the area, Phil brings local knowledge of lifeguarding along with over 20 years of surfing experience giving the highest standards in ocean based rescues.  


  • Duke of Edinburgh Inn (B&B)  (5 mins walk to training venue). From ₤55 per night
    Ph:  +44 1437 720586  website

  • Southwood Farm B&B (1 mile - 20 minute walk)   From ₤55 per night  website

  • Newgale Lodge  (1.5 miles - 20 minute walk)  From ₤22 per night  website

  • Broadhaven YHA Youth Hostel (6.5 miles - 15 minute drive)  From ₤16 per night  website

  • Newgale Camping Site  website

  • Holiday Cottages  website

  • A selection of other accommodation options at Big Blue Experience website

Closest airport:  
Cardiff Airport (2 hr drive)


Bristol Airport (2.5 hr drive to training venue)
Train goes from airports to Pembrokeshire.
Car rentals available at airport.

Closest train station:  
Haverford West, Pembrokeshire.  (15 min drive to training venue).
Pick up from train station available.  
No charge.  Contact ASI Trainer: Phil Sadler

Closest bus station:  
Newgale bustop (3 mins walking distance)  

E learning platform pre and during course to practice theory.
Practical equipment

Training manuals are extra. Lifeguard manual is £25, first aid manual £5

Pembrokeshire, tucked away in South West Wales, is a remote but beautiful corner of the UK, with spectacular coastlines on three sides and gorgeous countryside alongside highly picturesque towns such as Tenby, Fishguard and Haverfordwest.

The county is home to Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, the only coastal national park of its kind in the United Kingdom. Over the years Pembrokeshire's beaches have won numerous awards, 39 beaches recommended by the Marine Conservation Society (2011).

The area is a surfer’s paradise.   There is a large range of surfing locations, great surf breaks and there is always surf.

Newgale is a very small village, located on a stunning 2 mile sandy beach right in the heart of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. There is a large variety of conditions for surfing from Atlantic swells to sheltered wooded estuaries and reservoirs.  This area of the UK is renowned for its scenic coastline, natural beauty and variety of bays, beaches and rivers.   

Wales has an incredible history and cultural heritage. In Pembrokeshire. there is evidence of stone age settlements, medieval castles and naval shipping history.   Check out the local attractions with numerous castles scattered across the countries, cathedrals, picturesque towns or walks along the coast in the national parkland.

It is a place of immense beauty, great surf, history and fun adventures.