Creating and facilitating emergency exercises PROT003 Short Course

Creating and facilitating emergency exercises PROT003 Short Course


Unexpected events can occur in all walks of life and can effect businesses, local authorities, hospitals, municipal buildings and local communities, to name just a few; not just those that are regarded as high hazard or risk businesses or companies. 

Being able to plan and prepare for an emergency event can go a long way to securing a situation, preventing loss of life or damage to property, preventing loss of business or allowing a business to continue to run and restoring an incident in the most timely fashion.

An emergency plan cannot be valid until it has been trained for, tested and exercised.

This course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for creating table-top and live exercises to test or validate business continuity and emergency plans.

The course takes the attendee through a systematic process that will enable them to create draft table top and live exercises by the end of the course

Topics covered in the course include:

- Benefits of creating exercises to validate emergency plans
- Link between training and exercising
- The process of creating live and table-top exercises
- Resources needed, including exercise staff
- Different types of tests and exercises
- The components, and structure of table-top and live exercises
- How to create exercise reports
- How to direct an exercise

 

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Level:

Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Full time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Two days

School:

School of Forensic and Applied Sciences

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

5-6 September 2019 | 16-17 October 2019 | 4-5 November 2019

Entry Requirements:

No formal entry requirements are require but the course would benefit someone working in an appropriate area

Course Content

Course Outline:
This course is aimed at anyone with responsibility for creating table-top and live exercises to test or validate business continuity and emergency plans.

The course takes the attendee through a systematic process that will enable them to create draft table top and live exercises by the end of the course

Topics covered in the course include:-

- Benefits of creating exercises to validate emergency plans
- Link between training and exercising
- Resources needed
- Different types of tests and exercises
- The components, process and structure of table-top and live exercises
- How to create exercise reports
- How to direct an exercise

 

Highlights of the course

- Provide experience in the creation of different types of table-top and live exercises
- Create skeleton draft table-top and live exercises and how to transition these into facilitated emergency exercises
- Small group delivery
- Supported by a course workbook which includes all training materials and handouts
   Improves employability
- Certificate of attendance from the University of Central Lancashire

Learning Environment & Assessment:

The courses will be delivered in the university Hydra Minerva suite and will involve a large degree of small group and collaborative learning.

Academic Expertise

Fully developed and delivered by UK leading emergency and crisis management practitioners.

The team’s expertise comes from a wide range of backgrounds including the emergency services, local authorities, health authorities, the nuclear industry, COMAH sites, utilities, the military, port and aviation authorities, and academia.

By the end of the course attendees will be able to:

Identify:

the benefits of creating exercises to validate emergency plans
the link between training and exercising
resources needed for an exercise
the skills and attributes required by exercise writers and directors

Describe:

the different types of test and exercise 
the main components of an emergency exercise
the process for creating an emergency exercise
good practice in creating emergency exercises
how to structure table-top and live exercises
how to create exercise reports
how to direct an exercise

Create:

a set of exercise aim and objectives
an exercise scenario
exercise Injects
a Master Events List for a live exercise
a Pre Exercise Briefing Note

Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

Industry links & professional accreditation

Public sector agencies and private businesses are benefiting from the services available through UCLan PROTECT, the specialist crisis and emergency management centre which has been established to help organisations improve emergency preparedness and become more resilient.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

Testimonials

UCLan PROTECT’s team of experts has already been working with Tata Steel, the second largest producer of steel in Europe, to support the company in developing capabilities and improving skills in emergency and crisis management.

“Since partnering with UCLan, our emergency resilience has improved, we have gained vital knowledge about our own processes and made a number of changes as a result.”

Scott McKinnon, Head of Health, Safety and Environment, Tata Steel

Progression Routes

As a leading provider of higher education courses and consultancy services, UCLan PROTECT employs a holistic approach to crisis and emergency management combining specialist knowledge with academic expertise.

Services include independent reviews, mentoring and expertise in relation to business continuity, cybercrime and counter terrorism.

Courses range from emergency plan preparation, incident and decision logging and responding to emergencies at strategic, tactical and operational levels. Because all organisations have different objectives and resources, the courses can be tailored to meet the specific needs of any business.

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Course cost: £420

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Book your place through the University's Online Store.

For any queries please contact:-

Dr Janine McGuire
Business Development
UCLan PROTECT
University of Central Lancashire  
01772 894385
jgmcguire@uclan.ac.uk

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk