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 either be located at a venue near you,  or from our training centre in Kendal, Cumbria, with access to the clean waters of the Lake District National Park and Yorkshire Dales which is also 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 swift water rescue courses, 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 certificated 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


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