SLSGB Beach Lifeguard (NVBLQ) Qualification

Training Venue

Bude, Cornwall, England, UK



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

11-April-2021 - 15-April-2022

Closing: 28-March-2022


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

Bude Surf Lifesaving Club, Crooklets Rd,  
Crooklets Beach, Bude Cornwall EX23 8NE

Free parking at the venue.  May pay a small fee depending on time of year. 


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                    
Sun-Thurs. 11-15 April 2022.  9am to 5pm   (5 days)

Pre requisites
Minimum 16 years old at date of assessment. Be a current member of SLSGB, Perform a continuous 200m swim in a pool or ocean and run 200m.

for 24 months from assessment date.

Certification and Delivery 
Certificates are issued through SLSGB. 
Delivered by Robin Ross (ASI Trainer), Freewave Surf Academy

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 Robin Ross direct to enrol and pay. 
Ph: +44 7870 472 448

Robin Ross  Biography

Ph mobile: +44 7870 472 448


  • ​Edgcombe B&B.  0.5 miles / 5 min walk to training venue.  website 
  • Premier Inn.  0.8 miles / 10 min walk to training venue.  website
  • North Shore Bude Backpackers.  1.2 miles / 10 mins drive / 25 minute walk to training venue.   website
  • Tommy Jacks. 0.2 miles/ 3 min walk to training venue  website
  • The Beach at Bude. 0.5 miles / 5 min walk to training venue. website
  • Surf Haven B&B. 0.5 miles / 5 min walk to training venue. website



Newquay Airport 
43 miles to Bude.  1 hr drive. (car or taxi)

Exeter Airport   
62 miles to Bude.   1 hr 15 min drive (car or taxi).

Bristol Airport
122 miles to Bude. 
By car or taxi.  2 hrs 40 mins drive.  
By bus, approx 3.5 hours.  
Various options

London Heathrow Airport
210 miles.  4 hours drive to Bude. 


Exeter St Davids
1 hr 30 mins drive. 
Bus service from rail station: to Bude in town. X9 bus.  
Approx. 1 hr 45 mins.   Search time tables: Exeter Devon to Bude

2 hours drive.  Bus service. 

50 mins drive.   No bus service. 


Bude, The Strand (in town).    


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

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

Bude is a small sea-side resort town in North Cornwall, about 4 hours drive south west from London.   

It has a buzzing surf culture and was also the site of the first lifesaving club in the UK.

Bude has some of the best surfing beaches in the UK, with good surfing conditions year round.  It is recommended by Marine Conservation Society 2010 for good water quality.

Beaches include: 

Summerleaze, Crooklets and 'middle' beach, are all within the town

Widemouth Bay is a few miles south of the town and offers a long, wide sandy beach

Sandymouth Beach is owned by the National Trust, and has spectacular cliffs and rock formations with shingle below the cliffs and a large expanse of sand at low tide. 

There are also a number of other coves and beaches to be found and explored in the local area.