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Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue | Outreach Rescue

The Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue qualification is available as a result of collaboration between Outreach Rescue and Coventry University. It draws upon the strengths of both organisations to provide flexible, comprehensive and demanding multi-disciplinary approaches to these areas of emergency service response.

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The Diploma / Certificate in Specialist Rescue qualification is available as a result of collaboration between Outreach Rescue and the Disaster Management Centre, Coventry University.  It draws upon the strengths of both organisations to provide flexible, comprehensive and demanding multi-disciplinary approaches to these areas of emergency service response.

It brings together the theoretical and practical needs of specialist rescue personnel and offers the opportunity to broaden the understanding of rescue response around those specialist discipline areas.

Tutors are drawn from several disciplines, having extensive experience as rescue practitioners as well as trainers as part of their careers.  Several of our course team are current rescue practitioners.

The combination of enormously experienced rescue personnel with years of tutoring and a passion for their subject is a powerful one.  This coupled to the rigorous standards required to meet University accreditation and validation has helped us, for eighteen years, to maintain the quality of our programmes and to consequently retain the loyalty of our clients.

The modules that make up the Diploma / Certificate are drawn from the existing rescue and disaster response training programmes provided by each of the partners and are delivered on a continuous cycle providing a degree of flexibility as to enrolment and entry into that cycle.

It should be noted that enrolment on any module as part of a Diploma/Certificate involves no additional costs compared to enrolment as a standalone module.

You can contact Outreach to discuss the full details, but in summary to achieve a Diploma in Specialist Rescue, you are required to:

  • Achieve passes in any combination of  20 or 40 credit modules , totalling 80 Credits
  • Each 20 Credit module consists of a residential training course plus a written work based project
  • A 40 Credit Module has 2 residential training course plus a written work based project.
  • The work based project is a written assignment, minimum 2,500 words, to be completed within twelve weeks of the residential course completion.
  • For those who already hold Outreach Rescue or equivalent qualifications in the relevant discipline there is the facility for the consideration of Accredited Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L) for one module (i.e. 25%) – no work based project is required for this module.
  • It is not necessary to enrol on all four modules in one academic year. Up to four years may be allowed for completion
  • Successful completion will result in the award of a Coventry University Diploma which can be presented at the University Graduation ceremony each November.

To achieve a Certificate in Specialist Rescue, you are required to:

 

  • Achieve passes in any combination of 10 and 20 Credit modules, totalling 40 Credits
  • A Certificate cannot be awarded for a pass in one 40 credit module only, an additional module is required to ensure sufficient breadth
  • Each 10 credit module consists of a residential training course
  • Each 20 Credit module consists of a residential training course plus the written work based project (as detailed above)
  • A 40 Credit Module has 2 residential training courses plus the written work based project.
  • For those who already hold Outreach Rescue or equivalent qualifications in the relevant discipline there is the facility for the consideration of Accredited Prior (Experiential) Learning (AP(E)L) for up to 20 credits (i.e. 50%)
  • It is not necessary to enrol for all modules in one academic year. Up to four years may be allowed for completion
  • Successful completion will result in the award of a Coventry University Certificate.

Flexibility of Awards

The awards are designed to enable Certificate programme students, at any time prior to their acceptance of the certificate award or up to 3 years afterwards, to transfer or top up to the Diploma programme and Diploma students to “Fall Back” to the Certificate programme if they are unable to achieve the Diploma within the time allowed.

The Diploma can be used as contribution to certain degree level or other Higher Educational qualifications.
(One diploma is equivalent to 80 CATS Points or 40 ECTS Credits).

(For your information CATS means CREDIT ACCUMULATION AND TRANSFER SCHEME)


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