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Apprenticeship training course

Resilience and emergencies professional (level 6)

Contribute to the local or national resilience and security agendas.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
40 months
Apprenticeship category
Protective services
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Civil contingencies officer
  • Emergency planner
  • Emergency planning officer
  • Emergency preparedness officer
  • Resilience advisor
  • Resilience and response officer
  • Resilience officer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Apply policies, legislation, regulations and guidance to ensure compliance and resilience.
  • Apply relevant governance structures, standards, policies, and frameworks to evidence and assure performance, impacts, and resilient outcomes.
  • Contribute to the debriefing process (post-exercise or post-incident).
  • Contribute to the accountability process for performance, impacts, resilience outcomes, and areas for improvement to stakeholders.
  • Support lesson learning, improvement and sustainable change.
  • Keep records of decisions, actions, those responsible and rationale.
  • Collect and analyse information in support of resilience and emergencies.
  • Use and improve systems, processes, or applications to gather, manage, visualise, and share information.
  • Scale, coordinate, or integrate activities to maximise resilience and ensure interoperability (locally, regionally, sector wide or nationally as appropriate to role and employing organisation).
  • Assess the information needs across the emergency cycle.
  • Identify, engage, and communicate information with a range of stakeholders.
  • Project manage initiatives or activities within area of responsibility.
  • Evaluate the risk context.
  • Identify and assess risks.
  • Make timely and evidence-based decisions.
  • Facilitate the development, maintenance, or implementation of resilience and emergency capabilities (for example, early warning, communications, technical specialisms, safety, security, resource and supply).
  • Assess the effectiveness and relative value (for example, economic, environmental, and societal) of risk management options.
  • Contribute to the development and delivery of resilience and emergency training.
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of emergency exercises.
  • Apply an all-risks approach.
  • Scope, document, review and update emergency, crisis or continuity arrangements.
  • Support emergency response within scope of responsibilities (in an incident or as part of an exercise).
  • Assess and prioritise recovery needs.
  • Apply recovery plans and exit strategies to a real or simulated emergency or crisis (during an incident or as part of an exercise).
  • Consider financial implications of resilience or emergency activities.
  • Monitor dynamic situations and the effectiveness of interventions.

Full information on Resilience and emergencies professional (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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