Essential Response Training

Preparing you to be an effective member of our team.

  • For all UK-Med Register members with some humanitarian experience
  • Four hours self-directed online learning and one day of live virtual classroom
  • Hosted and developed by UK-Med.

About this course

UK-Med has two training pathways depending on your experience when you join us. Aspiring members of our Register who have no prior humanitarian experience will undertake the Selection Training and Deployment Course. However, if you already have some experience, then you’ll undertake this Essential Response Training instead.

What you will learn

This course will give you an overview of what you can expect on a UK-Med response.

By undertaking this course:

  • You’ll learn the necessary skills, knowledge and information to function effectively as part of a UK-Med response
  • You’ll learn what a deployment process entails
  • You’ll understand how we will prepare you for your first deployment.

How you will learn

This course takes place online. There are five self-directed e-learning modules which will take around four hours to complete, and a live one-day zoom event at the end of the training. 

Who this course is for

This course is part of the Core Training Pathway for UK-Med Register members who have some prior humanitarian experience.

Course details

The key topics you’ll learn on this course are:

  • Cultural sensitivity and awareness
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Safety, security and staff health
  • Media and communications
  • The realities of deployment and the sustainable legacy of a response.

If you are a member and this course is relevant for you, it will be advertised in your bulletin when the next one is available. 


If you aren’t a member yet but want to look at applying you can contact us today.