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Short Course

Creating & Facilitating Emergency Exercises

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


Course overview

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

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

Level: CPD, Short Course
Delivery: Online and distance learning
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Two days
Module code: PROT003
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Entry requirements

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


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

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