Starting Out In Civil Protection: The New Practitioner's Toolkit

Course Details

New to Civil Protection?

If you are starting along your career path and need a great understanding of emergency management arrangements in the UK, this 5-day training course is perfect for you.

This course gives you the best possible start to your new career. It is an intensive experience that guides you through the various disciplines you need to be familiar with. The course includes a condensed version of some of our most popular topics including; risk management in civil protection, writing contingency plans and an introduction to writing and managing exercises.

What our customers say:

About the Course

"Good, clear introduction to the subject. Good amount of detail without being overwhelmed."  - Katherine Granville, Sussex Police

"Great course! I will certainly recommend to other colleagues." - Leanne Grimes, London Fire Brigade - London Resilience Group

"Fantastic course." - Nicole Overton, City & County of Swansea

About the Trainer(s)

"Both trainers delivered excellent presentations. Task and exercises certainly challenged my thought processes." - James Bennett, West Midlands Police

"This was a most enjoyable course which I felt both Helen and Vince delivered extremely well. They covered a wide range with good depth and level of technical expertise and knowledge." - Alex Dawson, Sevenoaks District Council

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their understanding of emergency management, either at an operational or tactical level. It is highly suited to those who are beginning a career dedicated to civil protection and emergency management or who have inherited responsibility for their organisation's arrangements and want to quickly develop a more detailed understanding of the topic.

Class size: up to 16 delegates


To give practitioners who are new to the business of civil protection a developed understanding of how multi-agency Integrated Emergency Management (IEM) is delivered in the UK.


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

  • Identify challenges to multi-agency working in the context of civil protection and their practical solutions.
  • Explain the concept of integrated emergency management (IEM).
  • Explain the main features of the legislation and regulations that support IEM, and the structures designed for its delivery, with particular emphasis on the national Concept of Operations and LRF working practices.
  • Apply the UK civil protection model of risk assessment.
  • Evaluate their community risk register and identify ways of developing it, as a planning and prioritisation tool and as an instrument of public communication.
  • Design and apply a template for the design and creation of generic major incident plans and specific plans.
  • Design a strategy to validate plans.
  • Describe the role of Emergency Assistance Centre operations during major incidents.
  • Enable organisations to prepare, plan for and activate the recovery phase of an emergency.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Additional Information:

This course contributes towards the following National Occupational Standards for Civil Contingencies:

AA1, AA2, AA3, AB1, AC1, AD1, AG4, AH2, AF2, AE1, AE2, AE3, AF1

Ref No. Start Date / Time End Date / Time Venue Cost (Ex VAT) Availability
2019/23/PA 03/06/2019 09:00 07/06/2019 17:00 The Hawkhills £1,950.00 7 Book Online