Now that I have had time to recover from the week which involved early morning pool swims, actual beach lifeguard training and first aid scenarios/theory, I would like to thank both John Sager and Tina Riggall (Lifeguard International) and our assessor Tony Clare of the RNLI for a very successful week.
Congratulations should go out to Andy Booth and Nick Russell for achieving the award for the very first time and completing what can be a very intensive week.
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Morfa Bay Adventure are delighted to hear the news following an interview today at University of Wales Trinity Saint David that Adam Newell has been offered a place on the Outdoor Education course on the proviso he achieves the required points.
Adam has already spent two seasons working as a trainee instructor at the centre and has already displayed the potential to work in this industry.
Below – Adam assisting Coasteering Summer 2011
Work is in full swing with the upgrading of some of the older buildings and the new build – toilet, shower, wet & dry changing facility. This will be accompanied by a state of the art drying facility purely for the use of visiting clients. Hopefully if the weather stays kind all developments should be completed by the end of March early April.
The RLSS Qualification is being held at Morfa Bay Adventure from Mon 23rd – Fri 27th Jan 2012.
We will be welcoming back course co-ordinator John Sager from Lifeguard and Rescue International Training for the sixth year running.
The NBLQ Includes:
- Beach Lifeguard theory – Teaching of the theories and practices of Beach Lifeguarding, most of which relates to the primary role of a lifeguard in preventing incidents.
- Open Water rescue skills – candidates will gain experience using a range of equipment to perform simulated rescues in the sea, including the torpedo buoy and a range of rescue boards.
- Life Support – candidates will receive thorough training in resuscitation techniques for adults, children and babies up to Life Support 3, RLSS UK’s highest life support award. Candidates can also be trained in Extended Life Support which is the use of Automated External Defibrillators and oxygen therapy.
- First Aid – Candidates will also be trained in First Aid and many go on to complete the HSE First Aid at Work, which is a valuable qualification recognised by all employers.