Learn the value of building your skills to prepare for and respond to disasters
Emergency and disaster response organisations need to continuously review and improve their skills to successfully perform their jobs. On this course, you will explore the benefits and limitations of training and exercising to prepare for emergencies and disasters.
You will evaluate the role of training and development within the risk management and emergency preparedness process. You will examine the types of skill exercises that can benefit organisations and how they successfully address specific training needs.
What topics will you cover?
Capabilities for preparedness and response
Capabilities vs capacity
Introducing training and development as a cycle
The emergency management professional
Benefits and limitations of exercising
Types and scales of exercise
When would you like to start?
Date to be announced
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the role of training and exercising in risk management and emergency preparedness
- Assess training and development as a cycle and a lifelong process
- Evaluate some key challenges in exercise design
- Assess the value of various types and scales of exercise
Who is the course for?
This course is for people with roles in emergency and disaster planning and response. It would benefit those with a role in business continuity planning and training exercise designing within organisations.
Please note that the individuals detailed in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below, are current staff members and may be subject to change.
What's different about this course?
Since 2017 you have been able to take a degree on FutureLearn. This free course is a bit like a starter course for a degree — it should give you a flavour of the degree subject but can also be your first step towards a degree qualification.
If you enjoy this course you can apply to join the program it’s part of to start working towards a degree on FutureLearn.
Don’t worry, you can still take the course without doing a full degree!
How do degrees work on FutureLearn?
Which program and degree is this course part of?
This course is part of the program Training and Exercise Design and Delivery, which is one of the building blocks that leads to degrees in MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience.
Improve training through an understanding of demands in the emergency sector and the learning needs of individuals and emergency teams. Plus, test capabilities and assumptions to ensure a readiness to