Helping to prevent drowning through lifeguard training and peer to peer education
The Graduate lifeguard programme is a comprehensive lifeguard training and peer leader programme that helps to develop future beach lifeguards and actively encourages them to promote water safety within their local community and peer groups.
The programme focuses on Beach lifeguard skills and techniques and will suit any junior club member interested in becoming a patrolling lifeguard or assisting their surf life saving clubs in active beach patrols in cooperation with the RNLI and Council services.
Our Graduates have so far, delivered their own presentations to 800 children across Devon and Cornwall, prepared for the board paddler and tube rescuer awards and assisted in surf life saving club activities.
Graduates will, over a three year period, complete all modules featured in the SLSGB NVBLQ Beach or surf lifeguard award, developing and embedding key lifeguard knowledge and skills. Each year is divided into winter and summer terms, each containing three units, allowing an extended period of time to practice and develop. On completion of each unit, your club Trainer/Assessor will declare that all aspects of the unit have been successfully completed and that you have achieved the performance competency levels required.
The Graduate Lifeguard Programme is a personalised record of an individual’s progress. Graduates will be encouraged to reflect on their own performance and knowledge levels and set their own targets in order to improve. The work pack will show how each person has developed over the programme and prepared themselves for the final Beach or Surf Lifeguard award.
Over 75 Surf Life saving club members from eight Surf Life saving clubs have already signed up to the programme. Don’t miss out. Whether a member or a club, follow the link on this page, complete the form and register your interest.
- Current SLSGB and a Slsc member.
- Be in school years 9-11
- A club Trainer/Assessor
- SLSGB Level 2 coach
All volunteers must be suitably qualified in the surf life saving elements that they will be leading
|Health and Fitness||Beach Environment||Lifeguard Leader|
|Communications||Board Paddler||Tube Rescuer|
|First Aid||Working Practices||Casualty Care|
|Beach Patrol||Still Water Rescue||Advanced Lifeguard Skill|
The Complete Package
For the Graduate
When you have registered on the programme, you will receive everything that you will need including:
Technical sports clothing
Branded GLP t-shirt and sports shorts . Your club Badge can also be added to your kit at additional cost.
(GLP hoodies, jogging bottoms, shorts, rash vests, caps and other items also available on request)
At the start of the Programme, you will receive a GLP Folder which is yours to personalise and the first set of units. Every 6 months you’ll receive a selection of new units to add to your folder and complete. Your workbook is designed to interact with your club training night so that all the activity link towards the National Vocational Beach Lifeguard. Set your own goals and record your progress throughout the Programme.
For the Club
Clubs delivering the GLP to its youth members will receive a Tutor support pack which outlines the main elements for each unit as well as sample answers and exercises, a GLP launch to attract media attention, an introductory guidance session for all club volunteers helping to deliver the programme and on-going support from SLSGB staff.
GLP Trainers kit is also available from Cornish Granite Sports
GLP Clubs are encouraged to help their participants get involved and volunteer with their local beach patrol, prepare, train for and participate in water-based camping expeditions and help out as Junior Coaches at Nipper sessions.
If you would like your club or your child to sign up to the Graduate Lifeguard Programme, contact Mark at email@example.com for further details.
We want you and your club to carry on having a great time in the sea whilst improving on water confidence, raising awareness of drowning prevention and water safety awareness!