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:

  • Explain the main features of Civil Protection legislation and regulations that support Integrated Emergency Management, with particular emphasis on the national Concept of Operations and Local Resilience Forum working practices
  • Outline the principles of Business Continuity Management
  • Describe the UK civil protection model of risk management and evaluate selected Community Risk Registers as instruments of public communication
  • Outline the 10-step cycle for implementing the communicating with the public duty, as outlined within the Civil Contingencies Act
  • Design and apply a template to create a generic or specific emergency plan
  • Develop a basic multi-agency exercise and post-exercise report template
  • Explain the role and responsibilities of Emergency Assistance Centres during major incidents
  • Outline the key principles of recovery within the context of civil protection
  • Outline the requirement and challenges of working with communities before, during and after an incident

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
2019/36/PA1 02/09/2019 09:00 06/09/2019 17:00 The Hawkhills £1,950.00 5 Book Online
2019/45/PA 04/11/2019 09:00 08/11/2019 17:00 The Hawkhills £1,950.00 6 Book Online