University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Management of Passenger Transport Emergency Incidents

Students examine and critically analyse existing emergency incident plans and procedures within the public transport sector and examine the legal, commercial and social requirements associated with passenger transport providers having plans in place. Students engage in a process of scholarship and research that includes exploring the role of managers, staff, stakeholders, the emergency services and other responding organisations and identify the criticality of briefing and training associated with such plans. Upon completion students are able to write incident management plans and objectively and critically review those already in existence.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree or level 6 / 7 study achieved at or above a minimum pass grade or equivalent. If English is not the applicant's 1st language they need to have a TOEFL score of 550 or above, or an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, or evidence of English proficiency equivalent to these scores. Students should have experience of working in emergency planning settings or have had previous employment in this area. Accreditation of prior experience and learning (APCL) (students may apply for up to 30 credits of APCL (accreditation of prior certificated learning and/or accreditation of prior experiential learning) subject to the guidelines set out in the SH&W APL Guidelines).

Course modules

Modules include: planning; risk; communication and investigations.

Assessment methods

Students complete a number of self-study projects in the subject area which include case study reviews into previous incidents specifically identifying cause and effect, response and business impact, lessons learned and acceptance, rejection and implementation of recommendations.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time October 2016 - 1 years
PgCert Part-time October 2016 - 6 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

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