The ISA qualification allows you to seek employment at hundreds of surf schools in Britain and in countries all over the world. The course covers all aspects of surf education including surf safety, surfing & coaching techniques along with group management. Successful trainees go on to work as professional surf coaches, introducing beginners and helping improvers enjoy wave riding or take their surfing to the next level.
ISA Level 1 & 2 Surf Coach Awards
- ISA Level 1 Surf Coach Award £275 per person (2 Day Course)
- ISA Level 2 Surf Coach Award £375 per person (3 Day Course)
- Combined Course Package RLSS Beach Lifeguard & ISA Surf Coach Level 1/Level 2 £500/£600
- Transfer BSA Surf Coach Awards to ISA for £130
- A current Beach Life Saving Qualification acceptable to the ISA/SGB.
- At least two years personal surfing experience.
ISA Level 1
The ISA Level 1 Coach will demonstrate that their personal surfing ability is of an acceptable standard along with good communication skills with delivery of a lesson to peers on the course. They will further demonstrate that they are competent to coach beginer surfers over 20 hrs logged coaching experience with a recognised ISA/SGB Surf School.
Level 1 is aimed at individuals 16+, with experience of surfing, who are new to surf/sports coaching and who wish to coach beginner to intermediate lessons. The Level 1 Award is the minimum requirement for Surf Coaches wishing to work for SGB/ISA Approved Surf Schools.
ISA Level 2
Level 2 is aimed at individuals, who are aged 18+ and have completed the SGB/ISA Level 1 and held for at least 2 years.
This SGB/ISA Level 2 Award is aimed at SGB coaches wishing to develop their skills as a coach in order to coach intermediate to advanced lessons. This is also seen as the most desired Award by most SGB/ISA schools for Lead coaches, and is also the necessary award in order for the candidate to be able to run their own SGB/ISA Approved Surf School. This also allows you to work with junior Squads, Advanced and competition surfers.
All Awards are valid for 1 year from the date of the Coaching Accreditation Course whereby an annual registration fee is payable to the ISA or until the relevant lifesaving qualification expires (whichever is earlier).