Beach Lifeguard Course at Donegal Adventure Centre...

Donegal Adventure Centre is an official RLSS Training Centre. We run regular Beach Lifeguard Courses here in Bundoran but we also can come to you and run a lifeguard course in your location.

The National Beach Lifeguard Qualification and the National Pool Lifeguard Qualification are awarded by the Institute of Qualified Lifeguards (IQL), and are nationally and internationally recognised as the essential standards of competence.

Each acts as a passport to employment with local authorities, outdoor centres and holiday companies both here in Ireland and throughout the world.

Download Beach Lifeguard Information & Application Form (pdf)

The following dates are for the next NBLQ courses in DAC in 2019 but more may be added due to demand.

New! We are also mobile - if you have a number of candidates and can provide suitable conditions we can come to you - contact us on info@donegaladventure centre.

Courses 2019

We will have regular courses running through out the year - here are just some of the course dates for the next few months


April 2019 Easter course 
Monday April 22nd - Saturday 27th April 

June 2019 Course

Weekend 1 
Friday 31st May - Sunday 2nd June

Weekend 2

Friday 7th June - Sunday 9th June 


Prices & prerequisites

Donegal Adventure Centre: Every candidate attending a NVBLQ course must:
• Be 16-years-old or over at the time of the assessment
• Have a good level of fitness
• Surface dive to a depth of 1.5 metres
• Tread water for two minutes
• Climb out of deep water unaided and without steps
• Be competent at swimming in the sea
• Be able to swim 400m in less than eight minutes
• Swim 100m on the front, 100m on the back and 200m in less than four minuets

 As much of the course will be held outdoors we would suggest that when we move to the beach you bring the following items with you where possible. 

1.      Wetsuit, swim gear, swim fins, running gear and a number of towels.

2.       Warm outdoor clothing including head cover.

3.       Outdoor footwear, runners, booties or old runners for the sea.
4.       A complete change of clothing and footwear.
5.       A bright coloured swim hat preferable Yellow NOT Blue or Black.
6.       Note pad A4, biros etc,
7.     Whistle also required, for training and assessment purposes.
Training prior to attending a training course, it is recommended.

Further Information
For any further information on Beach Lifeguarding see

Numbers are limited to 12 persons per course, please phone to book 071 984 2418.

COURSE FEES :  €395 New Candidate / €210 Renewal fee

A non refundable booking deposit of €200 must be paid 2 weeks in advance of your course, to confirm your place and all balances must be paid before course commences

You can contact us at 07198 42418 or make a payment online with our secure online payment system. 

Download Beach Lifeguard Information & Application Form (pdf)