Training Courses

Training Courses


Our Training Centre

Water Rescue Systems offer 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 centres in the North West of England, making use of the clean waters of Yorkshire and the Lake District (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 Advacanced 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 Outreach Rescue Organisation Training Centre.

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 First Responder

Module 2

Water Rescue Technician  

Module 3

WRS Rescue Skills Courses

Paddle Skills Course - Rescue Sleds

Paddle Skills Course - Rescue Rafts

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