Level 5 Designing and Delivering Incident Command Training


The aim of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills to design and deliver incident command training. The qualification is aimed at incident command trainers for emergency services, including fire and rescue, police, military, ambulance and others. It reflects the aim of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Program (JESIP) to standardise multi-agency command of incidents. It is written in such a way as to enable individuality and focus on the needs of each specific service.


At the end of the course the delegate will be able to:

1. Understand the cognitive processes involved in dealing with incidents.

2. ​Understand service-specific and multi-agency incident command procedures

3. ​Understand the political dimension of incident command.

4. Understand the legal and organisational requirements in relation to incident command.

5. Understand exercise types for incident command training.

6. Understand simulation types and their application in the context of the training environment.

7. Understand exercise design and facilitation tools.

8. Understand the components of exercise execution.

9. Be able to set up working arrangements to design and deliver incident command training.

10. Be able to compile a marking strategy for command assessments.

11. Prepare an exercise.

12. Deliver an exercise.


Learners wishing to take the qualification must already hold a recognised training qualification and have experience of delivering training. Learners must also have a minimum of three years command experience, or demonstrate competence in a command role if less. Learners must also demonstrate a thorough understanding of the current frameworks, policies and environments that commanders are expected to operate within.


Eighty hours of guided learning and assessment, consisting of taught input modules, professional discussions using video conferencing and practical simulation.

Activities include syndicate and individual tasks, taught input from a qualified and experienced tutor, case studies, assignments and simulation.

Evidence is collated using an e-portfolio.

An online course page and tutorials using a chatroom, forum, Skype or FaceTime is offered.


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​£6487 plus VAT per course at your centre, a maximum of 4 delegates.

£3078 plus VAT per individual place at one of our Kent centres. Minimum of 2 delegates per course.


Peter Stanley Training is not responsible for the non-attendance of the client’s delegates at the client’s venue for a booked event. Cancellations due to delegate non-attendance or other foreseeable business activity disruption (i.e. operational requirements or industrial action) are subject to the following charges:

(i) less than seven days from the reserved date, the full cost of the course is due

(ii) between 8 to 14 days prior to the reserved date, 50% of course cost (to cover pre-booked tutor hotels, loss of business payment to sessional tutors, student awarding body registrations and other associated costs)

(iii) more than 14 days prior to the reserved date, cancellation incurs no charge.

Contact peter@peterstanleytraining.com or call 07972259970 for more information.