NEC Group unveils training programme for events industry

The NEC Group has launched a scenario-based training programme for the events industry in partnership with Professor Chris Kemp.

NEC Group unveils first scenario-based training programme
NEC Group unveils first scenario-based training programme

The Oncourse Centre of Excellence, which provides health and safety training across the UK, will offer a five-day course that gives trainees the opportunity to learn through simulated venue scenarios.

The programme will begin in December and will focus on five key areas including crowd science, management, dynamics, psychology and social interaction.

Professor Chris Kemp, who has nearly 35 years of experience in the events industry, worked alongside Oncourse to design the new programme. 

Kemp said: "There is a lot of theory surrounding Crowd Science but before now, there has been nothing that enables trainees to put the theory into practise in a real life, real-time situation.

"This course fills the gap in the training market offering practical scenario-based training."

Julie Fletcher, health and safety trainer, Oncourse, added: "We are really excited to be launching such a unique training course to the industry.

"The NEC Group has been running courses for its staff for over 10 years but delivering training to a wider audience through Oncourse is still a relatively new offering."

The course will take place at the NEC from 8-12 December and trainees will receive an accredited certificate at the end of the programme.

Earlier this month, the NEC Group appointed Allan Boyle to the new role of director of event services, Group Convention Centres (GCC), as part of GCC's ambitious growth plans.

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