Open Water Lifeguard

Open Water Lifeguard


The Open Water Lifeguard qualification enables candidates with no previous lifeguard experience to become qualified. By attaining this qualification candidates will have been assessed as competent to provide supervision and rescue cover for planned, organised and risk-assessed activities in open water (still, non-tidal).



The Open Water Lifeguard Qualification delivered over three days, is valid is 2 years and is independently assessed. The candidate manual and trainer resources help the Trainer Assessor deliver through the three sections:

Section 1

The Open Water Lifeguard, environment, hazards and supervision

Section 2

Responding to an emergency and taking action

Section 3

CPR and First Aid

Pre- requsitive

  • 16 years of age
  • Good level of swimming ability
  • Attend 100% of course


You will receive a hardcopy within 3 weeks. Certificate is valid for 2 years.


The course involves an external assessment that is conducted by a RLSS UK approved trainer/ assessor.
The assessment will involve practical and verbal exercises.

Open Water Lifeguard


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