eLearning courses Outline of the course development
Course development Keith developed the course, Introduction to Crowd Science, over the last 30 years during my PhD research into Crowd Dynamics. He started teaching following an invite from the UK Cabinet Office Emergency Planning College (EPC) in 1999 and continued until 2014 at the EPC. During that time he was a visiting Professor at Bucks New University (High Wycombe) and developed a Foundation Degree module (Introduction to Crowd Science) and a BA (Hons) module (Applied Crowd Science). In 2014, Keith joined Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) as the Professor of Crowd Science and developed a MSc in Crowd Safety and Risk Analysis (over 90 students joined the course). This course was designed specifically for the events industry. In 2018, Keith developed the Public Event Commanders course (PEC's) for the UK College of Policing. That course became mandatory training for all UK Public Event Commanders and is currently delivered in New South Wales (Australia) and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (India).
Early in 2020, with the onset of the Covid-19 global pandemic, it became clear that the "bricks and mortar" model of University teaching programmes would need to change. Keith left MMU in May 2020 to focus on developing online course, the first of these was for the Institute of Place Management (IPM at MMU). We are currently updating the Covid-19: Crowd Safety courses for a wider audience.
Our crowd safety and crowd science courses are accredited via Highfield. We have over 950 learners registered on the system since launch. If you are interested in any of these courses, contact us for details.
Covid-19: Place Management (IPM - CPD) Click on the title for more detail This course was designed for the Institue of Place Management (members only). There are four modules (including the assessment) which cover the key information required to define a place management risk assessment. This course is accredited by the Institute of Place Management (IPM), available to members of the IPM.
Course modules 1 Key information about Covid-19 2 Understanding the risks 3 Risk Assessment 4 Assessment
We produced the Fundamentals of Crowd Safety (FCS) course due to the overwhelming demand for an overview of the Introduction to Crowd Science Course.
"Keith’s Level 3 FCS gives a fantastic overview of the key aspects to crowd safety. This is a perfect course for people embarking on their crowd safety academic route, or people wanting a great refresher. The content is informative and flows well between each module. The assessment process is well thought out and ensures you have developed an in depth understanding of the subject matter. I would recommend this course to anyone wishing to embark on their academic journey, or people for whom academic writing is a scary thought."
Course modules 1 Introduction and Overview 2 DIM-ICE Risk Analysis 3 Crowd Dynamics 4 Crowd Modelling 5 RAMP Analysis 6 Crowd Counting 7 Control Room Information 8 Queueing Systems 9 Crowd Risk Analysis 10 Event Egress Analysis 11 Strategic and Tactical Analysis 12 Emergency Situations 13 Course Summary 14 CV-19: Risk Mitigation and the Events Industry
The ICS course was developed, over the last 20 years, and taught around the world - click here for our new/publication and articles link
"Keith’s Level 5 ICS course was the first course that I had undertaken which contained ‘academic’ writing. Keith made me feel at ease and helped me through the process very well. The course content was in depth and informative, with a number of fantastic ‘real life’ scenarios. Unlike many courses, Keith reflects on his experiences rather than a number of hypothetical scenarios. As a result of this course, I have enrolled onto the MSc Crowd Safety & Risk Analysis programme at Manchester Metropolitan University. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone working in places of public assembly. No matter what your role, we all have a part to play in crowd safety."
Course modules 1 Introduction and overview 2 The DIM-ICE risk model 3 Crowd dynamics and crowd risks (Static and Moving) 4 Crowd Modelling for Events 5 RAMP Analysis 6 Crowd Counting 7 Crowd monitoring 8 Control Room Information 9 Introduction to queueing systems 10 Risk Analysis 11 Site design considerations 12 Event egress analysis 13 Emergency Response Times 14 Crowd Simulations 15 Decision support analysis 16 Emergency situations 17 Course Summary 18 CV-19: Risk Mitigation and the Events Industry