The Water Rescue Technician course enables students to work safely in flood response and other water rescue situations.

By encountering a wide range of training venues over the five days, students develop an understanding of the diverse risks and problems encountered in these difficult environments. They are given a thorough grounding in all the skills required to work in moving water in a systematic way keeping risks to a minimum. The full range of available rescue options, from basic first response to the use of rescue craft and swim rescues are examined and tested in different hydrology enabling students to make informed judgements at water related incidents. The core skills are tested through a series of practical tests and a written paper.

Required Skills

Although you will be taught various skills on the course, some pre-course practice of simple skills to refresh your own capability will help you get the most out of the course. You should be able to tie the following knots: Clove Hitch Italian Hitch Bowline (including a stopper knot) Figure of Eight on the Bight A number of web sites provide information about these knots. Please note that the final presentation of the knots shown on websites may differ slightly from those taught on course. Further information on this is available in the Fire Service Vol 2 Safe Work at Height (2006) (Pgs 46-50).


Course Certification
& Coventry University

There are options on successful completion of this course to register it towards a Coventry University Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue or contribution towards other higher education awards.

Further information will be provided at commencement of the course.

To obtain a full module descriptor in advance visit the below website and navigate to: CU Portal » Module Information Directory » Business, Environment and Society » Geography, Environmental Science and Disaster Management » Get Modules. Then click on 261GED for full diploma module information or 269GED for a Certificate module.

For more information Call 01248 601 546
or email


Water Rescue One Technician

Days  - 5

Code - YWR1T

Course - £970

Course with food and Accommodation - £1210


Mon 21 -  Fri 25 Jan 2019
Mon 25 Feb - Fri 1 March 2019
Mon 1 - Fri 5 April 2019
Mon 3 - Fri 7 June 2019
Mon 2 - Fri 6 Sept 2019
Mon 21 - Fri 25 Oct 2019