Immersive Learning

This dynamic delivery technique uses both the simulation system and methodology of Hydra, to create the reality of critical incident management.

Our simulations are based on live incidents such as train derailments, plane crashes, riots and armed sieges, and major crime investigations. By being immersed in a realistic environment, participants experience the decision-making process in real time so that they are actively engaged and can more clearly understand the complex issues involved.

Immersive learning is designed and delivered in conjunction with command training led by subject matter experts, with exercises at strategic (Gold), tactical (Silver) and operational (Bronze) levels for multi-agency child protection and critical incident management.

Also included is police-specific management of public order events, critical incidents and major crime, both for UK and international forces.

Immersive learning is embedded within College programmes, from those for the newest recruits in the Initial Police Learning Development Programme through to chief officer level on the Strategic Command Course, including those aspiring to such positions.

New simulations are designed for developing programmes such as Direct Entry Superintendent.

We also provide the highly acclaimed 10,000 Volts debriefing system. This delivers a debriefing tool via networked computers to capture text inputted from an unlimited number of anonymous sources simultaneously. As data is entered, it is immediately visible to all users but remains non-attributable to source. For further information see: 10,000 Volts

Further information and how to apply for immersive learning contact:

To equip Hydra Facilitators and Developers with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage a Hydra event, the College of Policing offer the:
Hydra Facilitators Course

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