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Emergency and Incident Management PG Cert

Coventry University

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Coventry University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    13-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Overview

In our complex and interdependent world, escalating incidents can quickly become extremely challenging for first responders and lead to significant and unanticipated cumulative and cascading effects. Such events can ultimately have enormous consequences with respect to life, property and infrastructure and leave significant recovery challenges.

Emergency and incident management standards in the sector are high, but they need to be higher. Employers are now demanding that those with an incident response remit are trained, qualified and accountable.

This short postgraduate certificate course is for professionals working in public and emergency services, private sector or consultancy with a responsibility for incident response, minimising risks to the public, facilitating early recovery, informing public and organisational risk management practice and preparedness, training others and designing and running emergency exercises.

The four modules have been have been externally reviewed by an external expert in the Civil Contingencies Secretariat (UK Cabinet Office) and meet the requirements of government and other organisations, helping to ensure that our graduates have the skills and knowledge to deal with complex and large-scale emergencies upon successful completion of the course. Modules from this programme can be taken forward and count towards the MSc in Emergency Management and Resilience qualification.

Coventry University understands the current challenges facing our incident response and emergency management community, and so our curriculum and assessment is designed and constantly refreshed, making it suitable for those who are already working as well as those looking to embark on a career within the field.

This course will provide you with the opportunity to further develop the core knowledge you need to drive forward excellence in incident leadership and coordination, anticipating and minimising risks to the public, the environment and infrastructure, preparedness, organisational learning and developing a culture of resilience within your organisation and for those you serve.

Course information

The four credit-bearing modules which comprise this postgraduate certificate are created to provide you with the opportunity to gain a master’s-level qualification in a directly relevant discipline.

Employers recognise that the challenges found in postgraduate study positively changes the way you analyse problems and create solutions. This course provides you with a space to network with others from a diverse range of experience and disciplines, to learn and apply concepts, theories and academic skills to professional practice.

The course’s flexibility and delivery pattern of 4.5-day blocks enables full-time students to develop their knowledge alongside opportunities to gain practical experience, while the part-time route allows those already working to balance their studies and other commitments and apply academic rigour to their practical experience.

Career prospects

Through the course you will explore how modern society is creating ever more complex risk and interdependency. The impact of features such as societal inequalities, social tension, extremism, global supply and economic instability, reliance on technology, severe weather conditions, pandemic disease and climate change means that there are currently many career opportunities in this field.

Upon successful completion of this course, you can expect to pursue or further a career in sectors including national and local government, public and uniformed services, healthcare, utilities, petrochemicals, environmental organisations, business or consultancy.

Application deadline

31 August 2021

Tuition fees

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University information

Coventry University

  • University League Table

    54th

  • Campus address

    Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry, Warwickshire, CV1 5FB, England

Typically more than 13,000 non-UK students study at the university's UK campuses each year, with over 18,000 more studying in partner institutions worldwide.
A variety of pre-sessional English courses are available to help students prepare before starting their course. Additional costs apply.
PhD and MRes students can apply for financial support towards a project or placement via the international experience scheme (subject to availability).

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    57th out of 123 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    115 53%

    78th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    29th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.07 81%

    33rd

    1

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