Training Courses


Our Training Centre

Water Rescue Systems is a Rescue 3 Europe Training Provider offering training and certification in practical and theoretical course aimed at employed and volunteer emergency services and industry professionals in the subject of water safety and rescue. Our courses can be located at a venue near you at our training centre in Kendal, Cumbria, making use of the clean waters of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales which is a World Heritage Site.

We offer courses designed to provide personnel with knowledge and awareness of the hazards created by the still and moving water as well as more advanced courses in Advanced Rescue, Rescue boat handling along with equipment maintance and repair.

We are able to offer courses that meet the requirements of CFOA Inland Water
Technical Group and Defra‟s FRNEP, who have identified particular outcomes that
are required from flood water rescue training. Water Rescue Systems are a Approved Rescue 3 Training Provider.

We also offer National Governing Bodies cerfiicated qualifications such as the International Rafting Federation, British Canoeing along side our technical rescue  and skills courses


DEFRA Module Courses

Water and Flood Awareness

Module 1

Swift Water and Flood First Responder

Module 2

Swift Water and Flood Rescue Technician  

Module 3

Rescue 3 Skills Courses

Swiftwater Paddle Boat Handling

Rescue form Vehicles in Water 

Service and Repair of Inflatables


IRF Courses (International Rafting Federation)

  • Level 1 Raft Guide Training
  • Level 2 Raft Guide
  • Level 3 Trip Leader


WRS are able to facilitate other awarding body certification should this be required, please contact us to discuss. Email Training