Valid for 3 years Valid for 3 years
City & Guilds Accreditation
On-site training / mobile On-site training / mobile
Training Tunnels Equipment Training tunnels
Employed Trainers (100+) - Over 100 employed trainers Over 100 employed trainers


1 day course
Theory 205 minutes
Practical 125 minutes
Assessment 150 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £243

This low risk confined space training course is for anyone working in a low-risk environment, such as meter pits, valve chambers and stairwells, and includes preparing to enter and work safely, entering and exiting confined spaces safely, using equipment and tools, following procedures, and dealing with emergencies. NC1 classification.

This course is taught at our training centres across the UK – and includes practical training which takes place in simulated confined spaces such as indoor tunnels. It is available as a City & Guilds Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6160-01) for an additional fee of £60.

Due to the nature of the training course and the emphasis placed on communication, there is only a provision for the assessments to be undertaken in English. Therefore, candidates for this type of training must be able to understand and speak the English language. 

This training course covers what you need to know to work safely in low risk confined spaces including how to enter and work safely, how to recognise an emergency has occurred and then how to deal with it. It also includes updated National Occupational Standards and Water UK National Classifications (NC’s). NC1 classification.

A low risk confined space is one where there is adequate natural or mechanical ventilation, where access appears simple and unobstructed, and where there is no likely risk of flooding. Examples of low risk confined spaces include pub cellars, valve chambers and stairwells. 

Candidates will learn how to:

  • Prepare to work safely in low risk confined spaces.
  • Enter and exit low risk confined spaces safely
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow working procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Understand the principles of working in low risk confined spaces
  • Understand standard protocols for working in low risk confined spaces

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is taught by highly experienced instructors. All of our trainers have worked in hazardous environments – so they understand the issues and working conditions a delegate may face at work.

The majority of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who have been part of emergency operations in the UK and around the world.

Delegates need to pass a written test and a practical assessment to pass this course and receive certification. Those who complete the course can choose to receive an MRS Training & Rescue certificate or for an additional fee, a City & Guilds certificate. The MRS Training & Rescue certification aligns with the City & Guilds Working in Low Risk Confined Spaces Level 2 Award (6160-01).

Certification lasts for 3 years. 


Our courses have a maximum of 10 candidates per course. If you wish to train a larger group of employees, contact us to learn more about our bespoke training courses and on-site training units.

1 trainer to 10 candidates (1:10):

  • Theory training
  • Written test

1 trainer to 5 candidates (1:5)

  • Practical training & assessment

If you book this course online, you can pay for the course by debit or credit card.

If you wish to pay via an invoice, please enquire about the course and our team will contact you to complete the booking.

Courses start at 8.45 am and finishes at about 3.30 pm

Yes – all candidates are required to bring the following for practical exercises: • Hard hat • Overalls • Safety footwear • Gloves

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed. City & Guilds certificates are emailed as soon as we receive them (usually within 2 weeks).

Joining instructions are sent by email – which are usually received on the same day but always within 48 hours of booking.

Yes - subject to our terms and conditions.

Yes, free parking is available at all our UK training centres for course candidates.

We had a very interactive training session with Derek & Joe from MRS. Derek has a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience which made the delivery of the course more engaging, as he had 'been there and done it!
Colin Richardson
Luke and Leo were very helpful throughout the training course and showed that they both have brilliant knowledge in their field of expertise. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who would like to be trained in confined spaces.
Alex Clinch
I attended MRS to do Confined Space training and was extremely impressed with the professional but friendly attitude towards training and the high standards of the facility. I'm one of many from my company who have used their services, and all have agreed that they are a high-quality company with an excellent knowledge base.
Lawrence Campbell
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The Benefits

  • We are a leading authority in confined space and at height technical rescue and we never rest in our goal to keep people safe.

  • We practice what we preach – our trainers are also operational rescue team members – so have real life stories to make the theory come alive.

  • We deliver best-in-class training so that anyone attending courses leaves capable of applying the knowledge to real-life situations.

  • Most of our courses are highly practical and feedback from delegates is excellent.

  • Nationwide service from our eight Training and Rescue Centres across the UK.

  • Are employed by us and trained to our own exacting standards.

  • Have real-life experience of working in high-risk environments and often share these with candidates.

  • Understand recognised learning styles and quickly adapt their delivery based on the needs of those being trained.

  • Ensure delegates are engaged by punctuating training with tests, quizzes and practical sessions.

  • Where possible, include information specific to delegates’ working practices so they leave ready to apply the learning in their day-to day roles.

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