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Training and Rescue Courses.

For the last 8 years we have provide skills training and technical advice to a range of outdoor centers, outdoor guides, rescue personnel and teams, film crews, scout leaders and youth workers. Using registered providers like Rescue 3 and UK canyon guides to provide though industry standard competencies.
Please see the list of courses on offer below.

Rescue 3 International

We provide a full range of water rescue training course Internationally recognized we can provide everything from Water Awareness to Swift water Rescue Technician Standard courses skills include:- hydrology, river search, boat handing, rigging and haul systems, we either use our base in Fort William or come to a venue near you.

UK Canyon Guides

Learn all of the skills required to descend canyons on your own. Technical workshops include:- Abseiling, belays, knots, flash flood awareness, canyon topography. Our courses also include canyon guide training and assessment.

International Rafting Federation

IRF –Learn to steer and guide a raft our 5 day Raft guide training courses will teach you all you need to know to get you started with a Rafting Career skills include flip drills, unpinning of a raft, water safety, boat handling and much more....

1st aid training

We teach first aid and pre-hospital trauma care to a wide range of clients and ability levels. From beginners to doctors. Our courses are out door based and very practical covering all the necessary parts to ensure we meet the syllabus of the HSE first aid at work. All of our courses are recognized by governing bodies.

Coasteering Guide Training - National Coasteering Charter

The NCC was set up by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) in 2010. It focus was to create a set of safe practice guidelines for companies to work to within coasteering guiding and adventure sessions. Vertical Descents have been heavily involved in setting up these guidelines and now provide coasteering guide training. These courses include:- Waves, Tides, jumping, risk management, swimming, rescue,

Technical Advise / Risk Management.

We have worked with many stunt coordinators, celebrities, TV units and film crews to create and achieve their goals. We provide technical Advise to outdoor centers and event organizers helping them with risk management and safety. Some of our clients include. BBC / iTV / Sky / CountryFile /Pirates of the Caribbean /Harry Potter and other British Movie units.