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The Emergency Planning College delivers multi-agency training in support of national resilience. It is the United Kingdom's centre for civil protection issues, and the only training organisation with a multi-agency focus. We train some 6,500 people each year in a wide range of subjects at our state-of-the-art facilities at Easingwold, North Yorkshire and at venues throughout the UK.

Our courses are:

Derived directly from the latest national guidance publications; 'Emergency Preparedness' and 'Emergency Response and Recovery' and other relevant guidance.

The Annual Programme of Residential Courses

Our residential courses run over two, three or four days. This allows you to focus on learning away from the day-to-day pressures of work.

The Learning Environment

The Emergency Planning College is located 12 miles north of the historic city of York on the picturesque Hawkhills Estate near Easingwold. As the North of England's newest, and arguably finest, residential management training centre we offer you the right mix of the latest technology and personal service in beautiful and tranquil environment.

The Training Centre

Our new state-of-the-art training centre is set around the main 125-seat lecture theatre. In addition 12 complementary seminar rooms equipped with the latest technology including integrated AV with ceiling mounted digital projectors, overhead projectors, flip charts and whiteboards are available. These seminar rooms can accommodate groups of up to 100.

Library and Information Centre

The College's Library and Information Centre is home to the UK's largest collection of emergency planning information and is the official UK Documentation Centre for Emergency Planning.

The resources available from the library are wide-ranging, and include books, journals and reports; a comprehensive collection of emergency plans; live and tabletop exercises and CD-ROMS. The Information Centre offers a fully equipped media suite with a remarkable archive of documentary and news footage, computer and display support and wi-fi broadband internet access. The Library offers a truly complete research package.