Coventry University program

Training and Exercise Design and Delivery

Explore how training and exercising are effective approaches to building emergency and disaster management capacity.

Training and Exercise Design and Delivery

This program is part of the MSc Emergency Management and Resilience and MSc Disaster Management and Resilience degrees offered by Coventry University

Design and develop effective emergency training and exercise programmes

When resources are tight, it’s crucial that we maximise our capability and capacity to prepare for emergencies and disasters.

This program will identify circumstances when training is of maximum benefit in developing the knowledge of individuals and emergency teams.

You will focus on designing training that develops adaptive expertise and work on exercises that test processes, systems and their underlying assumptions. You will understand the importance of monitoring and evaluating when making your business case for future training and exercise programmes.

Courses

5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

Coventry secured a gold rating in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is the University of the Year for Student Experience 2019 in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Please note that the staff described in the 'Who will you learn with?' section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

El Parker

El Parker

Principal Lecturer in Disaster Management, 18 years experience working internationally and in the UK. Teaching and research interests in risk, resilience, climate change and community engagement

Learning outcomes

  • Appraise the importance of training and exercising in the discipline of disaster, crisis and emergency management for capacity building and validation of arrangements.

  • Evaluate and apply models and theories related to training and learning; simulation, gaming and exercising appropriately in the context of training and exercising for emergencies.

  • Critically analyse processes and challenges in developing and delivering training exercises.

  • Evaluate approaches to exercise debriefing, evaluation and review.

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