FREE Water Safety Online Course

It should take 20-30 minutes to complete, and can be done in one sitting or in bitesize chunks.

To start the course, just register here (or log-in if you are already registered)

Note that your username is the name that will appear on your certificate.

Once you’re registered you will see the first unit below become red and clickable.

Note on registration: Don’t worry, you are not signing up to any mailing list or spam, and we will never share your details.It’s just a requirement of our website software that you need to register. We delete all account details every couple of months to minimise the risk of any data breach.

Module 1 Introduction
Unit 1 Welcome to the course  
Module 2 Drowning
Unit 1 What is drowning?  
Unit 2 How does the body react?  
Unit 3 How does the cold affect the body?  
Unit 4 Where do drownings occur?  
Unit 5 Who is most at risk of drowning?  
Module 3 Water and how it behaves
Unit 1 How rivers flow  
Unit 2 Lakes and pools  
Unit 3 Flood water  
Module 4 Hazards in water
Unit 1 Sharp objects  
Unit 2 Foot traps  
Unit 3 Strainers  
Unit 4 Weirs  
Unit 5 Disease and infection  
Module 5 Safety Precautions
Unit 1 Call for help  
Unit 2 Tell someone where you're going  
Unit 3 Don't cross flooded streams  
Unit 4 Don't go onto ice  
Unit 5 Look after your mates  
Module 6 Rescue Techniques
Unit 1 Talk  
Unit 2 Reach  
Unit 3 Throw  
Unit 4 999  
Module 7 Resuscitation
Unit 1 Resuscitating a drowned person  
Unit 2 Congratulations