The Water Rescue Advanced Technical Skills course enables students who hold Water Rescue One Technician qualifications to move on to the application of high line systems, search methods and advanced boat rigging.

Students will learn to set up and operate rope rescue rigging especially adapted for use in water dominated environments.

Advanced rope work is used to enable rescuers to evacuate causalities from the water using casualty strops and stretchers. Rope systems for use with non powered craft are also introduced and developed to increase the range of rescue options available. The search element includes night work enabling personnel to experience all the potential issues associated with work in this environment.

The core skills are assessed practically and through a written paper at the end of the course.

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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

  • 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) (Pages 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 262GED for full diploma module information or 270GED for a Certificate module.

For more information Call 01248 601 546
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Water Rescue Two

Days  - 5

Code - YWR2

Course - £970

Course with food and Accommodation - £1210

Dates & prices

Mon 1 - Fri 5 April 2019

More dates available on request