The course is due to be launched in spring 2023, working with Surfing England accredited surf schools and senior surf coaches around the country to deliver the award and give new surf instructors the best possible start to their surf coaching careers. The following information may evolve slightly as course details are finalised before launch.
Course length & assessment
Course training delivery options
Online learning modules at your own pace, anywhere, anytime
2 ‘classroom’ days within a surf school setting
approx. 20 hours +/- of trained & mentored practice on the beach plus assessment
Cost £300 GBP
Scope: This award is designed for new surf instructors and aims to ensure a minimum level of competence for safe working within a surf school environment, delivering beginner lessons in primarily wading depth water in safe conditions to groups of no more than 8. Holders of the qualification will need to work within the guidance and safety management systems of an accredited surf school or club, taking account of local conditions and location specific risk assessments and operating procedures. New instructors taking the award with a disability that limits their physical ability to deliver or demonstrate the content will be qualified to surf instruct only in partnership with a fully qualified beach lifeguard or suitably experienced surf coach.
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