Postgraduate Certificate in Emergency Preparedness and Management 2020/21 entry

Course code:

ECT127

Study options:

8 months - 2 years

 

How to Apply
Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2021
September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

ECT127

Study options:

8 months - 2 years

 

How to Apply
Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2021
September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Course code:

ECT127

Study options:

8 months - 2 years

 

How to Apply
Location:

100% online study

Starting:

May 2021
September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4700


onlinedegrees@coventry.ac.uk

Overview

Those of us that witness the impacts on the public, organisations and individuals from increasingly complex risks and threats know that we need to move beyond traditional emergency management training. We need innovative and courageous professionals to drive the systemic changes needed to develop true resilience. No matter what your experience, if you want to lead change for the better then this course is for you.

The team at Coventry University are passionate about the benefits of postgraduate study in emergency management and resilience. We consult and review with employers and national government to ensure this postgraduate certificate meets the current and emerging needs of the sector in the UK and across the world. 

Our Learning Platform

We have partnered with FutureLearn, a leading social learning platform, to deliver online degrees to learners across the globe. 

From short taster courses to postgraduate diplomas and certificates, and fully online degrees, the platform provides you with a seamless high-quality learning experience, on mobile, desktop and tablet. You can pay for each program in the degree as you go, making it possible to gain a qualification in a flexible and affordable way, to fit in with your lifestyle.

Flexibility

Short 2-week learning blocks combined with a pay-as-you-go payment model

Value

Spread the cost with our flexible pay-as-you-go payment options

Employability

Earn a full Coventry University degree upon successful completion

Community

Truly international in scale, learn with over 8 million other users across the world

FutureLearn

Coventry University has partnered with FutureLearn*, a leading online social learning platform, to deliver 100% online degrees to learners across the globe. From short taster courses to undergraduate and postgraduate diplomas, certificates and fully online degrees, we aim to offer a seamless high-quality learning experience on your mobile, desktop or tablet. You can pay for your degree module by module, making it possible to gain a qualification upon successful completion in a flexible and affordable way that can fit your lifestyle and existing commitments. *Please note that the platform provider may be subject to change.

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Tutor Says:

This course is designed to give you an understanding of recent developments in emergency management at a local, national and global level.

Upon successful completion, it will give you the skills and knowledge required for an interesting and rewarding career in emergency planning and crisis management, both in the UK and overseas.

 

 

Course information

Historically a classroom-based delivery, the on-campus version of this course has been running since 2007. It enjoys an excellent reputation, with many students enrolling on the basis of professional recommendations.

This course now offers students the option to study online. It is designed to give you the essential knowledge, skills and competencies upon successful completion of the course, and this can be necessary to fulfil duties that fall upon organisations in the UK and internationally. It aims to prepare you for known and emergent risks and upon successful completion, equip you with skills to deliver more effective responses to realised risks and threats, and plan and implement successful recovery strategies.

 

Upon successful completion, the course also helps you develop a critical approach to the effectiveness of traditional emergency management approaches and challenges you to evaluate the potential for more creative solutions.

Modules

Overview

Modules

In more detail...

The risk, emergency preparedness, response and recovery is covered in the context of wide-area emergencies which affect the public and require a multi-agency response. The course is designed to provide an understanding of the issues that underlie many problems faced by emergency management practitioners and how these issues may be addressed in practice. All of this with a view to enhancing organisational resilience and integrated emergency management.

The course is primarily designed to be studied part-time by students currently in employment, but is open to all.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, you must successfully complete four mandatory modules worth a total of 60 credits.

For each module, we provide engaging video lectures and a variety of interactive content and activities. The online contact between lecturers and colleagues aims to help you stay motivated and committed to learning.

 

 

This online course allows busy professionals to fit their studies around other commitments and maximise work-study balance.

Mixed assessment modes offer students a range of opportunities to demonstrate their achievement of the learning outcomes. There are a series of activities provided through the module relevant to end of module assessment, where the tutor will provide feedback to you so that you are well placed to undertake the end of module assignment. Assignments may take the form of a report, poster, proposal or business case for example.

 

On successful completion, you should be able to demonstrate: 

  • A comprehensive evaluation of risk, its components and influencing factors, approaches to assessment, prioritisation and role in planning, managing and recovering from crises and emergencies.

 

  • A detailed knowledge of policy and approaches for mitigating, preparing for, managing and recovering from emergencies or crises for responding agencies and organisations and affected communities.

 

  • A thorough comprehension of approaches to assessing complexity and interaction and developing, monitoring and evaluating resilience in processes, systems, organisations and communities at risk from known and emergent threats in a sustainable way.

 

  • A detailed analysis of multi-stakeholder engagement, communication, co-operation and governance in all aspects of policy and strategy development, implementation and management at all scales.

 

  • An ability to manage information, evaluate uncertainty, ambiguity and complexity in knowledge, method and management, and make appropriate and defensible decisions.

Entry Requirements

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.

Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.

Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Normally a 2:2 undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline.

Applicants with a lower class of degree and/or with a qualification in other subject areas will be individually considered and will usually be interviewed prior to being offered a place on the course.

Relevant work experience and/or a professional development qualification will also be considered.

English as a Foreign Language Participants whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in verbal and written English language equivalent to IELTS 6.5 overall with no component less than 5.5, or TOEFL 600. If you have IELTS 6.0 you may be eligible to study our online pre-sessional English course.

Starts

Fee


May 2021

£4,900 (per year)


September 2020

£4,900 (per year)


January 2021

£4,900 (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2021

£4,900 (per year)


September 2020

£4,900 (per year)


January 2021

£4,900 (per year)


Starts

Fee


May 2021

£4,900 (per year)


September 2020

£4,900 (per year)


January 2021

£4,900 (per year)


Module Code Module Name Credits Fee per module
7089EXQ Risk, Incidents and Leadership 15  £1,166.66
7099EXQ Emergency Planning & Preparedness 15  £1,166.66
7101EXQ Integrated Emergency Management Policy 15  £1,166.66
7093EXQ Training & Exercise Design & Delivery 15  £1,166.66

Career prospects

We strive to develop our successful students into professionals who can evaluate complex systems, anticipate potential issues and make difficult decisions while being culturally sensitive, conscious of safety and security issues and legal and political ramifications of their actions.

The course focuses on enhancing the capabilities required by emergency response organisations, private sector consultancies, national government and local authorities.

Where our graduates work

Previous graduates from associated disaster and emergency planning and management courses work in a range of organisations with emergency response duties, including local government, the uniformed services, health and other public sector agencies, as well as private sector companies.

Our previous graduates have gone on to work for organisations nationally and internationally such as civil defence, fire and rescue services, the police, utility companies, infrastructure, highways and transport, local and regional government, the military, civil servants in the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat, DEFRA, DCLG, Red Cross and the Environment Agency.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with Coventry University, a Student Contract will be formed between you and Coventry University. A copy of the student contract will be made available to you via the dedicated Admissions Teams, during the enquiry/application stage. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the University will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol with the University.

Postgraduate UK/EU students
The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus will apply. If the duration of the course is longer than one academic year, we may increase the fee for each subsequent year of study but any such increases will be no more than inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

Postgraduate international students
The tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.

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