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National Water Hygiene Self Guided E-learning Course

£189.00£199.00 (exc VAT)

Energy & Utility Skills now issues a “Virtual Card” though an app on your smart phone, so a plastic card is no longer required. However, if you want a plastic card in addition to the “Virtual Card” for your smartphone there is a small additional cost for this.

National Water Hygiene Self Guided E-learning Course. SmartPhone app with Vicarda. Optional plastic smart card.

The UK National Water Hygiene Scheme (known as the ‘Blue Card Scheme’) is an educational course providing workers who undertake tasks on the UK’s drinking water assets and networks with the required knowledge on protecting the UK water supply.

All the UK drinking water suppliers require that individuals working on clean water operations – known as ‘Restricted Operations’ must obtain the Registration. Types of locations where the Registration is required are service reservoirs, water treatment works, spring and boreholes and the water distribution network.

What you get

National Water Hygiene Scheme Training Course and Test.
National Water Hygiene Scheme Registration with Energy and Utility Skills
SmartPhone app with ‘Vicarda Registration’.

With this course you can have an Optional Plastic National Water Hygiene Card. Everyone will only receive the ‘virtual card’ through the SmartPhone App ‘ Vicarda”.

What do our customers say about our service

‘The right place to take the training.’ from Mihai Nafareanu, Sept. 2023

‘Just completed my national water hygiene course though Alison. The information provided by Alison from start to finish made the process to run very smoothly. Thanks once again.’ from Allen Smith, Sept. 2023.

‘Training was online but Peter’s communication was excellent, as always. Recommended for anyone seeking first class professional training.’ from Mike Rush, 2021

Further Information about the National Water Hygiene Scheme (NWHS).

It is an educational program developed in collaboration with all UK drinking water companies to ensure the protection of public health and promote good water hygiene practices. The scheme requires individuals entering clean water sites or working on the clean water network, known as ‘Restricted Operations’, to hold a National Water Hygiene EUSR registration. This includes working on service reservoirs, water pumping stations, water treatment works, wells, springs, boreholes, as well as working on the network of water mains and service pipes. The scheme consists of four modules: the importance of water, water as a carrier of disease, potential contamination and its consequences, and preventing contamination. Since 2023 the NWH scheme consists of face-to-face training, remote/e-classroom training, and e-learning/e-assessment programs. All NWH training is assessed through a multiple-choice question test. The test contains 25 questions and the pass mark is 22. Once you have successfully completed your National Water Hygiene training and assessment (and the essential Health Declaration stating that have not contracted diseases such as Typhoid, Dysentery and Cholera in the last year), you will understand the vital part you play in maintaining clean and safe drinking water and protecting public health.


Updated 15 December 2023

Select from the options below

Virtual Smartphone app only – No Plastic Card, With Plastic Card (Virtual Smartphone app included)