Course Description

Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard Training Castlegreggory

Develop knowledge, skills, competencies and recognised qualifications in surfing, lifeguarding, first aid, instructing and outdoor activities with the view becoming a Surf Instructor or Beach Lifeguard. This course will run in Castlegregory.

What Will I Study?

  • Adventure Activities (006644)
  • Aquatic First Aid & Emergency Response (006642)
  • Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills (005047)
  • Induction – Short Course -H (005048)
  • Life-Guarding Skills (006640)
  • National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (006641)
  • Outdoor Surf and Lifeguard Instructor Integrated Workplace Training (006643)
  • Surfing Skills (006638)
  • Surfing Skills Instructor Level 1 (006639)
  • Work Experience- Surf Instructor and Beach Lifeguard (007677)

Why Should I Apply?

  • 4 full weeks of work experience
  • Unique off-peak upskilling opportunity
  • Practice-led tuition
  • Progression to Outdoor Activity Instructor Training Programme
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryFitness Instruction, Fitness & Sport
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyIndustry Qualifications (IQ)
Awarding Body DetailsSurfing Skills Instructor Level 1 - Irish Surf Association (ISA), National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NBLQ), Aquatic First Aid (AFA) and Cardiac First Response - PHECC (Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council)
Course Start Date2nd December 2024
Course End Date6th June 2025
Course Duration27 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry Requirements-MINIMUM- -Applicants must be 18+ years of age on entry to the course. -Junior Certificate standard or equivalent. -Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. -Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher). Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland. -Must be able to swim 400m in under 9 minutes. -ADDITIONAL- -Surfing experience is desirable. -Previous experience in team-based outdoor pursuits is an advantage but not essential. -Excellent communication & interpersonal skills. -Good numeracy skills. -Basic computer skills. -Working with groups is desirable. -Membership of sports clubs or teams is desirable. -Garda vetting is a requirement for this programme and participation is subject to a satisfactory outcome of the Garda vetting process.
Carear PathParticipation in water based sports and in particular surfing is on the increase in Ireland. This has led to an increase in the demand for highly skilled and qualified Surfing Instructors. Graduates will seek employment in a surfing schools or activity centres on our coastline. Other graduates may decide to seek employment as Beach Lifeguards.
Course Code416179
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