Course Description

Surf Instructor & Beach Lifeguard Training

  • Surfing skills
  • National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification
  • Life-Guarding Skills
  • Aquatic First Aid & Emergency Response
  • Outdoor Surf and Lifeguard Instructor Integrated Workplace Training
  • Adventure Activities
  • Surfing Skills Instructor Level 1
  • Career Planning and Job Seeking Skills
  • Work experience
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)
Course Start Date14th November 2022
Course End Date19th May 2023
Course Duration27 weeks
Course Fee0
Entry RequirementsApplicants must be 18 years old (minimum) on entry to course Junior Certificate standard or its equivalent Required to swim 400m in under 9 minutes Garda Vetting is required Excellent communication & interpersonal skills Good numeracy skills Basic computer skills Competent written and spoken English (CEFR Level B1 or higher) Surfing experience Previous experience in team-based outdoor pursuits is desirable Working with groups is desirable Membership of sports clubs or teams is desirable Mature applicant route available Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland
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 Code354998
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