Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management – Online

Qualification…………….. BTEC Level 4
Duration…………………. 30 hours

In today’s world it is essential that organisations recognise and prepare for potentially disastrous events. This starts with a true exploration of risk.

Whether fire, flooding, terrorism or other potentially devastating events, organisations need to recognise the risks and be prepared to handle both crises and disasters as part of an effective continuity strategy.

The aim of this course is to show you how to identify threats and prepare and plan effectively. The course will provide a broad spectrum of knowledge relating to risk, crisis and disaster management within organisations, including the composition and operation of the Crisis Management Team.

Core content

  • The importance of risk management
  • The risk culture
  • Risk communications
  • The business impact analysis (BIA)
  • Business continuity planning
  • The elements of crisis management
  • Formation of the crisis management team (CMT)
  • CMT operations
  • Command and control Structure (bronze, silver and gold)
  • Contingency planning
  • Liaison with the emergency services

Assessment method

At the end of each module, learners will undertake a learning confirmation quiz enabling them to progress to the next module.

Assessment is via a workbook and a written case study, designed to enable learners to demonstrate their knowledge of the learning outcomes.

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