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Courses and workshops

Community resilience training 

Free learning resources for community volunteers to help you and your community become better prepared for  emergencies.

Latest Communities Prepared online courses

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Heatwave Awareness awareness session

  • Wednesday 3 July 2024 6.00 pm


Monthly Q&A session 

  • Wednesday 19 June 2024 6.00pm

Flood Volunteer Session 

  • Thursday 20 June 2024 6.00pm

Community Emergency Planning Workshop - Part 1

  • Thursday 27 June 2024 5.15 pm

Community Emergency Planning Workshop - Part 2

  • Thursday 3 July 2024 5.15 pm

This session is an introduction to those considering what to do when an incident happens. 

In this session, we will look at the roles of the statutory and non-statutory resilience partners including the role that your community can play.  

For access free online training, online workshops, handbooks and guidance visit their website at and register with the Communities Prepared Hub.

Met Office online community resilience course prospectus 2024

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Community responders and the voluntary sector play a crucial role in the resilience of the UK. Our training prospectus is aimed at those who work or volunteer in the local community to make them more resilient to severe weather events.

The Met Office have a key role under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 to provide information to Category 1 and 2 responders but also to warn and inform the public around severe weather. The courses contained in the prospectus will provide an opportunity for community responders and the voluntary sector who work closely with local responders to increase their knowledge and find sources of information to assist them as they respond to severe weather.

Courses include a 2-hour courses on Summer Weather Hazards (covering Hot weather and Heatwaves, Thunderstorms, Drought, Air Quality, Pollen, Wildfires, Weather Ready Campaign)  scheduled for: 


Download the 2024 prospectus here 

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