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WRc Academy Training Courses

Our courses cover the basics to the cutting edge via in-person, virtual and hybrid delivery. Purposeful and focused solutions enhance existing employees' expertise and develop new recruits’ knowledge of the water, environment and sustainability sectors.

Courses

From our vast knowledge-store, we have hand-picked problem-focused, expert-led modules to support and guide your training, so that you can fill your knowledge gaps and rise to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

This page is under development to reflect our live course offerings. We also create and deliver bespoke training programmes based on clients' requirements. If you’re unable to find the exact training module you need for you and your team, please get in touch.

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Asset Quality and Leak Detection Management (Stage 1)

This training course equips water supply and regulation professionals with a critical understanding of: leakage and pressure management; leakage estimation and detection; and the key elements of asset quality; for effective pipeline repair and rehabilitation.

Duration: 4 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced)

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Business Change Management Training

This course provides those adopting a change strategy, and early-career Change Management staff, with an extensive understanding of: the context behind business change and transformation; overcoming resistance; implementing strategies based on intended value; process mapping; and creative problem solving.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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CCTV Sewer Inspection Awareness Training

Delivered by a leading wastewater specialist and experienced trainer, this course develops learners' knowledge of sewer deterioration and use of CCTV condition surveys in sewer rehabilitation planning, as well as the manuals (e.g., MSCC) used to identify and code faults in drains and sewers.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person

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Cost & Carbon Model Software (TR61) Training

This course provides hands-on experience of the capability and features of WRc’s TR61 software, which collates cost and carbon estimating models for the construction, renovation and operation of water treatment and infrastructure assets, delivered by its developer and trainer, engineer David Sivil.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person

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Ensuring Drinking Water Quality (Stage 1)

Delivered by a Water Safety Planning specialist, this training course provides water industry graduates and early career-starters with the fundamental knowledge to ensure the quality of drinking water for customer supply; from sources and infrastructure impacts through to regulations and mitigation strategies.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Ensuring Recycled Water Quality (Stage 1)

Developed by a water recycling and reuse specialist, this course provides water industry starters and operational staff with the knowledge to ensure the safe end-use of reclaimed water: its applications, processes, and regulations, as well as customer and environmental risks and mitigations.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Foundations of Water Quality and the Environment

This course provides water and environmental professionals with the foundational (or refresher) knowledge and skills for the assessment and management of water quality impacts, including pollutants, monitoring strategies, and legislation that drives investment decisions.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person

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Grease Management Training for FSE Staff

Developed by a technical specialist in sewer operations, this course enables food service management staff to understand problems caused by Fat, Oil & Grease (FOG) disposed to sewer systems, and its effective management including kitchen practice, appropriate devices and their maintenance.

Duration: 3 hours

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Hydraulic Network Modelling Training

This course provides clean water network modellers, engineers, and technicians with an introduction to network hydraulics. Covering assets such as pipes, valves, pumps and reservoirs, learners will be equipped to use GIS software in the construction and application of hydraulic models.

Duration: 1.5 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Introduction to Clean Water Metering - Source to Tap

Delivered by flow and metering specialist, Andy Godley, this course provides meter (and meter data) users with increased understanding of water meter technology, regulations, applications, and how to improve the collection of water flow data from source to tap.

Duration: 1 or 1.5 days

Delivery: In-person

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Introduction to ISO55001 for Asset Management

WRc's engaging and interactive training course provides early-career management professionals and support personnel with a basic introduction of how an Asset Management System (ASM) operates as specified in ISO 55001 - from policy and performance measurement to audits and reviews.

Duration: 3 hours

Delivery: In-person or Online (live or self-paced)

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Introduction to Pump Station Maintenance

This training course provides technicians, service engineers and asset planners with an introduction to mechanical and electrical maintenance aspects of various clean and wastewater pump stations, providing staff with the ability to ensure reliable, safe, cost-effective and efficient operations.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person or Online (live or self-paced)

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Introduction to Statistics in R

This training course enables utility & regulatory industry professionals to take their spreadsheet data analysis to the next level, with an accessible and practical introduction to R: the widely-used, free open-source programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: Online* (self-paced + 1hr mentoring)

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Introduction to Wastewater Metering - Drain to River

Delivered by flow and metering specialist Andy Godley, this course provides meter (and meter data) users with a fundamental understanding of wastewater meter technology, selection, installation, verification, regulations, and how to improve the collection of flow data from drain to river.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person

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Introduction to Water Microbiology

This course offers offers students, graduates and career-starters with introductory training on water microbiology, with the aim to develop an understanding of waterborne disease and pathogens, indicator organisms and principles of hygiene in water supply.

Duration: 0.5 day

Delivery: Online (self-paced + 30min mentoring)

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Introduction to Water Quality Modelling Software

This course provides an introduction to water quality modelling, focusing on Monte Carlo simulation as well as use of the Environment Agency’s software River Quality Planning Tool and MPER (metals bioavailability) Tool, for water industry professionals and those involved in discharge permitting and compliance.

Duration: 0.5 day

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced + 30min mentoring)

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Microbiology for Clean Water Professionals

This course offers water industry professionals comprehensive training on water microbiology, with an understanding of regulatory parameters, waterborne disease, and frontiers such as faecal pollution diagnostics.

Duration: 3 half-days

Delivery: Online (live)

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MSCC5 CCTV Sewer Inspection Course

Delivered by leading wastewater specialist and author of WRc's Manual of Sewer Condition Classification 5th Edition (MSCC5), this course provides delegates with extensive understanding of commissioning sewer CCTV inspection surveys and asset condition assessments, supporting rehabilitation programs.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery: In-person

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Risk-Based Planning of Water Assets (Stage 1)

Aimed at engineering graduates and early career starters, this course explores best practices, asset deterioration, and the application of risk-based methods in the maintenance planning and execution of water network infrastructure such as pipes, valves, pumps and meters.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Understanding N1 Tests for Leak Management

This course allows new starters to the leakage industry to understand how the N1 exponent relates to leakage; to use best practice techniques to plan for and carry out an N1 field test; and to analyse N1 test data to inform water loss management strategies within supply networks.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: Online (self-paced)

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Understanding Water Quality Statistics (AARDVARK)

Drawing on expertise from statistics specialists, water quality scientists and modellers, this course arms learners with the skills to quickly and easily visualise and analyse routine environmental, drinking water and effluent monitoring data, including through use of WRc's AARDVARK software.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: Online (self-paced + 1hr mentoring)

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Understanding Water Quality Statistics (Excel)

Delivered by a seasoned statistics specialist and lecturer, and drawing on expertise from WRc water quality scientists and modellers, this course uses hands-on exercises to introduce key concepts and statistical methods used to visualise, interpret, analyse, and evaluate water quality data.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: Online (live)

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Urban Pollution Management (UPM) Course

Delivered by industry-leading environmental modelling specialist Dr Karen Murrell, this course provides practical experience and confidence in using UPM for implementing policy for permitting wet weather intermittent discharges from water company and other wastewater systems.

Duration: 1 or 2 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (self-paced)

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Use of Clamp-on Ultrasonic Flowmeters

Delivered by flow and metering specialist Andy Godley, this course provides users (and those directing use) of clamp-on ultrasonic flowmeters with a practical demonstration and detailed exploration of their operation, applications, performance and limitations for effective water flow measurement.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person

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Valve Operations Training

This training equips water network technicians, engineers and operational leaders with the skills to operate valves efficiently and carry out step tests to mitigate leakage effectively. This course forms part of our 5-day 'Water Loss & Leak Detection Operative' training.

Duration: 1 day

Delivery: In-person and Online (self-paced)

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Water Loss & Leak Detection Analyst Course

This course enables leak detection analysts to increase their understanding of best-practice principles and implement real-world solutions for: effective design and targeting of DMAs and TMAs; leakage control and strategy; and analysis of spatial data using GIS technology.

Duration: 4 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Water Loss & Leak Detection Operative Course

Designed to address the pressing need for skilled leakage engineers in the UK, this training course enables field operatives to effectively identify, locate, and mitigate leaks; ensuring learners can apply advanced techniques and best practices for water loss management.

Duration: 5 days

Delivery: In-person

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Water Network Asset Technician Course

This training course introduces new starters to the leakage industry, with a focus on maintenance best practices for assets such as PRVs and meters, equipping them with the understanding of effective leak management in the supply network.

Duration: 5 days

Delivery: In-person

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Water Network Operations Training (Stage 1)

This course provides engineering graduates and early-career technicians & operators with a detailed insight into managing flows and pressures in the water supply network, including different types of valves, their functions and how network valving can affect water quality.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Water Network Operations Training (Stage 2)

This course provides clean water network practitioners with an intermediate level of knowledge and skills to ensure the highest quality of service supplied to the customer. Topics include: mains flushing, field tests, managing incidents, and using GIS and hydraulic models to solve problems.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery: In-person or Online (live)

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Water Pumping Stations Training (Stage 1)

This course provides engineering graduates and early-career starters with a detailed insight into water pumping stations, covering topics ranging from design considerations to pump performance characteristics and measurements.

Duration: 2 days

Delivery: In person

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Water Safety Planning Course

This training course equips water supply operators and consultants with the required knowledge level to develop a Water Safety Plan (WSP), in line with WHO guidance and BS EN 15975-2, from hazard identification through to strengthening SOPs, enabling them to provide the safe potable drinking water.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery: In-person / Online (live)

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Water Treatment Processes Training

This training programme enables water treatment process professionals to develop the required skills and knowledge to effectively address and resolve various challenges and ensure processed water is safe to humans and the environment, including Chlorination, RO Desalination and UV Disinfection.

Duration: 3 days

Delivery: Online (live)

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