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City & Guilds Accreditation
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3 day course
Theory 520 minutes
Practical 439 minutes
Assessment 179 minutes

Breaks for refreshments are included in this overall total

Book from £926

This Level 3 award is for anyone who needs to work as a member of a rescue and recovery team in confined spaces. It includes preparing to carry out emergency activities, entering and exiting confined spaces safely, using emergency equipment, casualty recovery and handling devices in accordance with manufacturers' specifications, rescuing and recovering casualties, following procedures, and working safely.

It is available as a City & Guilds Level 3 Award in Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces 6160-08 for an additional fee of £60.

All delegates must have completed a High Risk Confined Spaces course and hold a valid certificate - if completing the City &Guilds accredited course, this needs to be a City & Guilds certificate. 

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. 

During this highly practical course, delegates will learn about job roles and responsibilities when working as part of a rescue and recovery team, along with procedures for dealing with emergencies, incidents and near misses. This includes the importance of following procedures and methods for rescue team working, and procedures for dealing with emergencies that could occur during rescue operations.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Oversee safety checks of the entry and rescue team prior to works commencing
  • Enter and exit confined spaces safely as part of a rescue and recovery team
  • Use equipment and tools safely
  • Follow procedures and work safely as a member of a rescue and recovery team
  • Understand the principals of working as a part of a rescue and recovery team
  • Understand standard protocols for working in rescue and recovery teams

To view the full course timetable click here.

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

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

The Level 3 Award in Working as a Member of a Rescue and Recovery Team in Confined Spaces aligns with City & Guilds 6160-08 award.

The training course will conclude with a written test and practical assessment. On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive either an MRS or, for an additional fee, a City and Guilds 6160 Certificate.

Certification lasts for 3 years.


There will be a maximum of 6 people on this course with an instructor to candidate ratio of 1:6.

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 finishes at about 3.30pm


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

Yes - Those who wish to attend this course must have completed a High Risk Confined Spaces course, and must also be clean shaven as facial hair could prevent a good seal between the wearer’s face and the breathing apparatus mask.

Course materials, refreshments and a light lunch are provided.

MRS certificates are emailed within a week of the course being completed. City and 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.

This company go to great lengths to deliver an excellent service and training experience. I would advise anyone out there who requires this sort of training to get in touch with them. I certainly couldn't fault them. Well done to all at MRS.
Allan Weir
Really good training provider, the instructors are good and help you understand the course you are on. If you need any help just ask and they will do as much as they can to help get you through the training. Good facilities to train with. Thanks I will be back.
Mark Davies
MRS are the best in the business. Relaxed atmosphere, fantastic knowledge. Trainers are confident to deliver and nothing too much trouble. During these difficult Covid times MRS have nailed it, plenty of space, no risk of sharing others apparatus - plenty to go around. I would not book my team on a course anywhere else. Always a pleasure to go back.
Paul Vardy
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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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