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NEPS e-learning course: Responding to Critical Incidents

NEPS e-learning course: Responding to Critical Incidents

While we all hope that critical incidents will never occur, the sad reality is that they do. Our experience over many years, supported by extensive research, shows that well-prepared schools cope better in the event of a critical incident occurring.

This e-learning course has been developed by the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) section of the Department of Education.




>This course is designed to support school staff in preparing for and responding to critical incidents.

> The course is based on the 2016 publication ‘Responding to Critical Incidents: NEPS Guidelines and Resource Materials for


> It is aimed specifically at a school’s Critical Incident Management Team, but open to all interested staff.

> The format allows for self­directed, self­paced learning.



Responding to Critical Incidents: NEPS eLearning

Course for Schools


> The course incorporates the voice of schools who have experienced critical incidents.

> It consists of 10 modules and takes approximately 3­4 hours to complete.

> A certificate is awarded upon completion.

> Downloadable resources are available to save for future reference.

> The course will be available in English and Irish.

> A summary PowerPoint presentation is available upon completion for participants to

share with their school community as part of a whole staff input/training.

> For any questions about completing this course, or if you encounter any difficulties with the registration process, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 01-09-2023 9:00 am
Course End Date / Time 28-06-2024 12:00 am
Cut off date 28-06-2024 12:00 am
Course Fee Free
Location Online Course

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