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UKLSI was established in 2003 with the help of funding from the National Lottery,  to share best practice in Lowland Vulnerable missing person search. Since then our Nationally recognised courses have continued to develop into what we are able to offer you today. All of our training is based on National and International research by academics and SAR professionals - you get the latest thinking in SAR as well as the opportunity to meet new people with varied experiences of search. UKLSI courses are open to all agencies and we continue to train members from Mountain Rescue, Coast Guard, Police and Chaplaincy.

Lastest in Lowland Search Techniques


"I loved the weekend. It was great to experience and I feel equipped to now carry out my role with confidence and the practical exercises were spot on, realistic and challenging."

"A very useful course, well presented and discussed. Feedback was very helpful …would recommend"

"Practical exercises although intense at times worked well to simulate the pressures that would be experienced in real life."

"Warm friendly trainers, good atmosphere"

"Reinforced positives and learning opportunities, not negatives"

Our training venues are chosen carefully, to provide the best possible facilities whilst maintaining our incredibly low prices. We provide you with good food and comfortable facilities. Those wishing to stay in a local hotel or B&B are welcome to do so.

Frank Chapman Centre , Bewdley, Kidderminster
Full accommodation and catering within 90 acres of woodland and grounds

Oxenwood Outdoor Education Centre, Great Bedwyn 
Fully catered courses in the beautiful surrounding countryside of Wiltshire.


Nationally Recognised Courses


Providing Lowland Search and Rescue training in the U.K.



13 - 15 November    
Frank Chapman Centre
Lost Person Behaviour

Search Technician

4 - 6 December
Frank Chapman Centre
Search Operations

NNAS (National Navigation Awards)

Point of Find

Our instructors are all experienced searchers drawn from ALSAR units with many being qualified Search Managers & holding key roles in their units. Regular Instructor training sessions are held, and all are encouraged to engage in continuing professional development.

Whilst it is not possible to go through the lengthy and expensive process of gaining formal qualifications for all, the training process is managed and overseen by staff with Post Graduate Certificates in Education (PGCE), Certificates in Education (Cert Ed) and NVQ Assessors awards.

All of our trainers are subject to a trainer Quality Monitoring (TQM) process.