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2 day course
Theory 290 minutes
Practical 490 minutes
Assessment 180 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £451

This medium risk confined space training course is designed for anyone who works in a medium risk environment and includes preparing to work safely, entering, and exiting medium risk confined spaces safely, using equipment and tools safely, following procedures and dealing with emergencies. The course includes updated National Occupational Standards and Water UK National Classifications (NC’s). NC2 and NC3 classification. It is available as a City & Guilds 6160-09 Level 2 Award in Entrant and Entry Controller for Confined Spaces (Medium Risk) for an additional fee of £60.

The course certifies both entrant and entry controller.  If anyone requires just entry controller only, the 3 day 6160-04 City and Guilds Control Entry and Arrangements for Confined Space course is available. 

The medium risk course is taught in simulated confined space environments – such as an indoor tunnel – and covers; safe entry, emergency procedures and escapes using breathing apparatus. 

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 a medium risk confined space. The course certifies entrant and entry controller/ top person.

A medium risk confined space is one where there is a realistic expectation of a specified risk. The course involves working as a team and requires candidates to use environmental monitoring, escape breathing apparatus and access equipment. NC2 and NC3 classification.

Candidates will learn how to:

  • Prepare to work safely in medium risk confined spaces
  • Enter and exit a confined space safely
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow working procedures and work safely
  • Deal with emergencies
  • Understand the principles of working in medium risk confined spaces
  • Understand entry controller duties and responsibilities 
  • Understand standard protocols for working in medium risk confined spaces

To view the full course timetable click here

This course is taught by highly trained and experienced instructors. All of our trainers have real-life experience of working in hazardous environments – which allows them to understand the issues and working conditions candidates might face.

Many of our trainers are also real-life rescuers who attend emergencies across the UK and around the world.

Delegates need to pass a written test and a practical assessment to pass this course and receive certification. Candidates 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 Level 2 Award (6160-09).

Certification lasts for 3 years. If you’re looking to renew your certification, you can opt to take one of our MRS Training & Rescue certificate refresher courses. If you require a City & Guilds certificate you must take the full course again.


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
  • Practical training
  • Written test assessment

1 trainer to 5 candidates (1:5)

  • Practical 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 8.45am and finish at about 3.30pm

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.

I needed some ‘not your average’ confined space training for some quite specific tight spaces – I really didn’t want to just learn about A frames! MRS listened to my needs and delivered a great course.
Hovis Bakery
Yesterday I attended a confined space course at British Sugar Cantley. I have been having training on confined space working for over 25 years and wanted to say that the course I attended yesterday was by far the best one I have ever attended.
Steve White, Site manager, British Sugar Cantley
Training Instructors knowledge and delivery was great. The layout of the training facility itself made simulations and practical training both enjoyable and challenging. Will certainly be sending some of our other staff members here for their initial and refresher training.
Shaun Bell
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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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