Full course description
While we all hope that critical incidents will never occur, the sad reality is that they do. Our experience over many years, supported by extensive research, shows that well-prepared schools cope better in the event of a critical incident occurring.
This e-learning course has been developed by the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) section of the Department of Education.
The course is based on our 2016 publication 'Responding to Critical Incidents: Guidelines and Resource Materials for Schools’. It is designed to support school staff to prepare for and respond effectively to a critical incident. It is aimed primarily at staff who have a lead or managerial role in the school, and/or those who would be centrally involved in responding to a critical incident. We suggest a minimum of 2 staff members complete the course in each school.