Beach Lifeguard

Beach Lifeguard Course in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, RAK, Ajman



Who should attend?

Anyone who works, or wants to work as a professional lifeguard at a beach. The beach

environment has specific risks and lifeguards, therefore, need to be trained specifically for

these. They must show a higher level of fitness and endurance than a pool lifeguard to

ensure that they can deal with the additional difficulties posed by the open sea.


What will they learn?

Students gain the skills and knowledge to deal with emergencies that may occur in the open

sea and at the beach. They learn the principles of effective Beach Lifeguarding, diverse

rescue techniques, how to save lives and prevent further injuries. They will gain confidence

to use these skills through practical application on themselves, manikins in pool and beach



Course Content


Rescue skills in the sea

Towing techniques

Casualty recognition

Use of rescue equipment

Rescue and treatment of an unconscious casualty

Defences and releases

Hazards on beaches and in the sea

Accident prevention and beach safety

Observation and supervision

Systems of work and communication

Dealing with the public

Spinal injury management on the




First Aid

• Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (adults, children and babies)

2-operator CPR

Use of pocket mask

Legislation and SOP’s


Course duration

5 days (full course)


3 day update for candidates that hold a valid Highfield L2 Award in Pool Lifeguarding



Continuous assessment during the course, plus a final independent assessment (practical

and multiple choice) where candidates must show competence in applying beach lifeguard

skills promptly, safely and effectively.


Certificate and Validity

Internationally recognised Beach Lifeguard qualification from Highfield Body for Compliance is valid for 2 years.


Entry requirement

Participants should have Basic English skills and very good swimming abilities. They must

be able to swim 400m in 8 min and dive 2m deep in the sea. Minimum age: 16 years.



Course Location


Our beach lifeguard courses can be offered in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and all other Emirates of the UAE.