Postgraduate certificates

We offer a wide range postgraduate certificates on a rolling basis each year. Providing excellent value for money, they comprise four credit bearing short courses (modules). They offer the busy professional with an effective way to gain a high level qualification which can be topped up at a later date to an MSc.

If you can provide evidence of your professional qualifications such as emergency planning college courses, we will consider them for accreditation against our modules. All assessment is industry based and can be applied to your working environment.


PG Cert Disaster, Risk and Resilience

Aimed at those who work internationally within the disaster response, humanitarian, disaster risk reduction, climate adaptation and development sectors and wish to synthesise and develop their knowledge. The certificate seeks to provide the knowledge and skills needed to ensure interventions under any of these banners meet the long term needs of the communities we work with. Our students come to us from NGO’s, government agencies, health, the military, and engineering and specialist response organisations.

  • Disaster Risk, Resilience, Adaptation and Sustainability
  • Humanitarian Principles, Preparedness and Response
  • Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience
  • Disaster Interventions, Evaluation and Learning
PG Cert Crowded Places and Public Safety Management

Aimed at those who work or are intending to work in sector and wish to synthesise knowledge of risks and threats in public places, planning and management techniques to maximise public safety, and how to work effectively with other agencies to ensure security. Our students come to us from emergency services and events safety and security organisations working for public safety at mass gatherings, festivals, sporting events and concert venues.

  • Managing Crowded Places
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Risk, Incidents and Leadership
  • Emergency Planning for Public Safety and Security
PG Cert Emergency Preparedness and Management

Aimed at those who wish to develop and formalise their knowledge and skills in assessing risks, designing preparedness arrangements, co-ordinating and developing plans, testing and training emergency response capabilities. Our students come to us from emergency services, government, civil defence, hazardous industries, utility companies and the military.

  • Emergency Planning and Preparedness
  • Integrated Emergency Management: Policy and Issues
  • Risk, Incident and Leadership
  • Training and Exercise Design and Delivery
PG Cert Emergency and Incident Management

Aimed at those who wish to develop and formalise their knowledge and skills in incident management and command, incident readership, interagency co-ordination decision making and interoperability. The course links emergency preparedness capabilities and community resilience with incident response in order that those with a tactical and strategic incident management role can consider the wider impacts of their actions.

  • Risk, Incident and Leadership
  • Integrated Emergency Management: Policy and Issues
  • Emergency Planning and Preparedness
  • Community Preparedness, Recovery and Resilience
PG Cert Crisis, Security and Resilience

Designed for those who have a role in organisational resilience. We critically evaluate traditional approaches to business continuity and help you identify effective approaches to managing emerging risks and security threats in an uncertain world.

  • Business Continuity and Crisis Management
  • Risk, Incident and Leadership
  • Training and Exercise Design and Delivery
  • Resilience, Security and Emerging Technologies

For further information, please email e.parker@coventry.ac.uk

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