Freewave Training provides courses and qualifications in First Aid, Beach Lifeguarding, Surfing and Stand Up Paddle boarding (SUP). The course are open to anyone looking to become qualified as part of their own personal progression or as a requirement for employment. We work with communities, education centres, businesses and individuals.

Freewave Training is based in Bude, Cornwall. Bude is an beautiful coastal town with some amazing natural training assets. Our NVBLQ beach lifeguard training is delivered using these unique coastal assets to help you learn and develop your rescue and first aid skills. This includes the Bude Sea Pool which is a 93 meter open air tidal swimming pool, a sheltered harbour bay with gently breaking waves and several beaches all of which provide different types of beach lifeguard training oppertnity. Bude is also home to the oldest surf lifesaving club in the UK so lifeguard training is a part of Bude's and the UK's surf lifesaving history.

Our first aid trainers are able to travel to your work place coming to your work place, our first aid training can be delivered at a range of locations in and around the Bude area.

First aid training statistics:

  • 8 in 10 people lack the knowledge and confidence to act if someone collapsed and was unresponsive and not breathing.
  • 69% per cent of people aged 16–24 say they would be willing to help someone who is unresponsive and not breathing. However, just 16% said that they have the confidence and knowledge to help someone.
  • In 2021/22 in the UK 565,000 workers reportedly sustained non-fatal injuries at work.

Each person, organisation or education centre has different training needs. You may be an employer looking to train your team, a prospective employee looking to gain employment or an individual looking to boost your confidence to be able to help someone in need. Whatever the reason for choosing to get qualified, each person comes away with the ability to deal with a range of first aid incidents.

First Aid and Beach Lifeguard Training by Robin Ross

first aid beach lifeguard training by Robin RossFreewave Training was set up by Robin Ross in 2012. Freewave Training was initially set up to provide National Vocational Beach Lifeguarding Qualification (NVBLQ) courses to outdoor education centres. It has since taken on the role of also providing first aid courses to local businesses, individuals and communities.

Robin first qualified as an RLSS (Royal Life Saving Society) Beach Lifeguard in 2001. He then retrained under the SLSGB (Surf Life Saving Great Britain) as a Surf/Beach Lifeguard in 2008 which he still currently holds. Robin acquired SLSGB Trainer/Assessor Status in 2012 which allows him to deliver the SLSGB’s Beach safety standards. He has since guided many candidates through their National Vocational Beach Lifeguard Qualification (NVBLQ)Surf Coach Safety & Rescue qualifications and Lifeguard Proficiencies. In 2016 Robin completed his Level 3 in Training & Education to allow him to teach the separate first aid elements to work places and educational centres.

Along this journey Robin has continued his professional development in the first aid and rescue sector as an Community First Responder for the South West Ambulance Service. This role entailed responding to Emergency 999 calls where it is essential for the patient to receive immediate life-saving care prior to an ambulance arriving.

Robin has three years of experience as and RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institute) Beach Lifeguard, is a Lead Coach at Crackington Haven Surf Life Saving Club and is the Chief Instructor at Freewave Surf Academy. His passion for teaching enables everyone that he trains to receive the very best of support and guidance through their chosen training pathway.

Courses Available

Freewave Training offer courses throughout the year for individuals, groups or businesses. From beginners to professionals needing to fulfil CPD requirements we offer solutions to your needs. Have a look at our current provision and get in touch to start your journey.