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Diploma Programme in Public Transport Security

Classroom, Dubai (UAE)
9 Sep. > 24 Oct. 2024
8.00AM CEST time (UTC+2) - 10.00AM Dubai Time Zone
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Diploma Programme in Public Transport Security

UITP MENA is launching the Diploma Programme in Public Transport Security in September/ October with Dubai Transport Police.

This diploma programme will include 3 modules:

  • Module 1: Fundamentals of Transport Security – 09-11 September 2024
  • Module 2: Prevention and Preparedness – 11-13 September 2024
  • Module 3: Incident management and emergency response – 22-24 October 2024

Public transport networks are susceptible to a range of incidents, which can impact service and need to be prepared for and managed. From accidents to weather events to terrorist attacks, incidents can range from a relatively minor localised routine emergency to a full-scale crisis and everything in between.  Planning and practicing response is sound practice to ensure business continuity and a resilient network. Training is essential for staff to have the skills necessary for the issues they face. And when something happens, a coordinated and well-managed response is essential.

This training programme aims to provide participants with the necessary knowledge and tools:

  • to create or benchmark their emergency preparedness and response plans,
  • to understand the role and challenges of involved stakeholders and
  • to set up efficient cooperation schemes.

The programme includes case studies from experienced networks, as well as a table-top exercise in emergency response.

Description of the modules

Module 1 – Fundamentals of Public Transport Security

This module provides the basic foundation of public transport security know-how. It gives an overview of:

  • Security concepts
  • Relevant threats and assets in public transport;
  • Tools and safeguards available;
  • Risk assessment principles for crime and terrorism-related challenges

Participants will be familiarized with the basic plans and concepts that need to be set up and benefit from international best practice case studies illustrating robust approaches from public transport operators worldwide.


Module 2 –Prevention and Preparedness

This module provides operational know-how for common public transport security challenges. It gives an overview of:

  • Security audits and available safeguards;
  • Principles of crowd management and the organization of large events;
  • An available course on counter terrorism awareness for field staff.

Participants will be involved in a table-top exercise simulating a realistic incident scenario and learn to understand their role within a crisis response organization, to take decisions under stress and to continuously re-evaluate the situation as the events unfold.


Module 3 –Incident Management and Emergency Response

This module focusses on plans and strategies responding to disturbances and incidents. Participants will be able to discuss first-hand experience from PTO’s that were exposed to crisis situations and gain insight into best practices for:

  • Crisis organization set-up and management
  • Crisis communication
  • Incident response and business continuity

The module will be concluded by a table-top exercise.

*UITP reserves the right to make amendments to the programme or any related activity at its discretion.



Reach your objectives:

  • Learn to construct a comprehensive security concept
  • Build sound emergency preparedness & response plans
  • Learn the basics of crisis communication
  • Define training needs for relevant staff
  • Practice emergency response with a table-top exercise
  • Benchmark your practices and tools with your peers
  • Listen the best practices from around the world

A top-level methodology

  • Get inspired by our trainers, understand the main concepts and learn from successful best practice
  • Participate in interactive plenary sessions with introductions by course leaders, presentations by trainers and open discussions with participants
  • Challenge your practical knowledge on emergency preparedness and response
  • Address the topic from an international perspective, enriched by different cultural approaches and points of views
  • Participate in workshops allowing you to apply to a concrete case the main principles and tools learned
  • Benefit from a unique exchange of knowledge and experience between professionals

UITP Training Programmes and all related processes are certified for ISO29990:2010 – the standard for learning services for non-formal education and training.

    Who is it for?

    • Professionals with a role and interest in protection of and emergency preparedness in public transport
    • Police officers
    • Security managers
    • Operations managers
    • Other public transport professionals engaged in emergency preparedness, security, safety, crisis management, risk managers from public transport operators and authorities
    • Experienced professionals as well as newcomers to the topic

    This course is suitable for those who are fluent or have a high level in English.

    Inspiring trainers

    Our skillful trainers are composed of international experts and professionals with extensive experience and knowledge in the safety, security and crisis management.

    Certification and Accreditation

    The Academy of Dubai Police will be Assessed by UITP Academy and will be certified to organise UITP Training Programmes on agreed topics in collaboration with UITP.

    The Trainees will be able to obtain:

    • A Participation Certificate: The participant who attended %90 percent of the courses.
    • A Successfully Completion Certificate (Professional Graduation Diploma): The participants who get the average score of %70 of the module exams and the final exam.
    • A Completion Certificate from Dubai Police: After the programme approved by Dubai Police the participants will obtain a Successfully Completion Certificate which is accredited by the Government Institution.


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