The Beach Lifeguard which is part of our Lifeguard courses Qualification is for any individual or company wanting to safeguard their beach or open water area. The Beach Lifeguard Qualification requires a high level of focus and fitness. The Beach Lifeguard Qualification is different to The Pool Lifeguard Qualification since it enables students to learn how rip currents are formed, the different types of waves, Flags, hand signals and further vital and interesting topics.
The Beach Lifeguard Qualification is suitable for all beach and open water operators and companies operating a beach or area of open water and requiring a licenced lifeguard. This includes hotels, Beach Clubs, Public and private beaches, residential and community open water areas, outdoor adventure operators, water sports rental providers and water parks open to members of the public.
It is also suitable for individuals wishing to qualify as lifeguards for the first time, and those currently qualified and wishing to renew their qualification. The course is also beneficial for swim coaches, school teachers, leisure facility staff, security guards/staff and anyone with a duty of care/safety role to protect people/keeping people safe around beach’s and open water.
1- Be at least 16 years of age
2- Swim 200 metres non-stop in a comfortable manner in open water
3- Recover a 4kg weight in open water in a depth of 5 metres
4- Be able to tread water for at least 10 minutes
5- Be able to read and speak basic English
It is recommended that a lifeguard should have 1 to 2 years working as a pool Lifeguard. There are practical and theory elements to the assessment, both must be passed in order to gain the qualification. We will teach you everything you need to know for successful completion
Yes. Upon successful completion of the course and exam you will receive a certificate which is approved by the Dubai & Abu Dhabi Regulators for Lifeguarding. You will also receive a first aid certificate which is approved by the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services (DCAS)
Yes. You must renew your lifeguarding license every 2 years. To renew you must complete the full 40 hours of training to go forward for assessment again. Alternatively, as a renewal candidate, you have the option of completing the Blueguard online e-learning program for lifeguards.