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Short Course

Media Training for Emergency Responders

This course is for anyone who is responsible for acting as a spokesperson during or after an emergency or crisis affecting the organisation.


Study Mode: Part time
Duration: One day
Module code: PROT0014
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Course overview

The course covers topics such as how the media works, what journalists want, why some stories are covered and not others, how stories evolve and the importance of a rapid media response.

The course includes practice interviews on camera with a professional TV camera operator.

Entry requirements

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

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.


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

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