Request a place MTA Responder Course

Course Details

  • Course duration: 3 days
  • Course category: Command, Resilience
  • Start/finish time: 08:15 - 17:30hrs Days 1 to 3
  • Course notes: This course is designed to standardise the response to an MTA incident and focuses on clinical interventions in this environment.

    This course in not designed for those who have recently attended a HART IRU course or a NARU MTA course within the last 12 months.

The MTA Response course is aligned to Edition Four of the JESIP Joint Operating Principles (JOP’s).  During the course the current threat will be discussed as well as the application of these JOP’s within a training MTA environment. This will ensure staff are fully aware of the role with which they have agreed to undertake.

Once familiar with the JOP’s, Personal Protective Equipment, clinical and extraction devices, Delegates will then be given the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the safe systems of work within the MTA Warm Zone.  This will be carried out in a number of realistic and challenging scenarios, utilising the excellent training facilities available at the NARU Education Centre.

Course overview

Utilising the experiences of the faculty and incorporating lessons learned from exercises and events overseas this course will ensure MTA clinical skills are up to date and staff are capable of working effectively and safely in this challenging environment.

The content of the course is fully aligned to the Joint Operating Principles (JOP’s) and the JESIP Joint Doctrine: The interoperability framework.

Students are advised that this is a competency based course and they will be formally assessed throughout its duration with a final written exams.


Course Programme contents

The course content includes:

  • Introduction to Casualty Management JOP’s
  • Warm Zone working
  • Sectors/zones and terminology
  • Clinical Options
  • Safe Systems of Work
  • Practical application of PPE and Clinical skills

Intended Audience

This course is only available to those nominated by their Trust to join the MTA training programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Delegates must be nominated by Trust and will have successfully completed the MTA Physical Competency Assessment (PCA) prior to attending.

Methods of Delivery

  • Subject matter Experts
  • Theory and discussion sessions
  • Practical application of skills and procedures
  • Written exam

If you have any additional education needs which may impact on your learning please ensure the course lead is made aware prior to your attendance.  You can also contact

Dress Code

The dress code for the course is normal Trust uniform.  This must consist of a collared shirt or polo shirt as per the Mess rules below.

Please be advised that the dress for all guests in the mess is respectable and non-revealing.  Delegates are reminded that they are representing their Trust (and the Ambulance Service) whilst on a military establishment and must act accordingly.  The following items are not to be worn in the public rooms (Dining Room/Bar/TV Rooms) of the mess at any time:

  • T-shirts without collar
  • Sweatshirts/shirts without collar
  • Rugby/football tops
  • Ripped, torn or faded denim jeans
  • Skirts/dresses shorter than mid-thigh
  • Shorts, shell/track suits and clothing worn for sports and physical training
  • Trainers, flip-flops, sandals or slippers
  • Bomber/ski jackets, hoddie and body warmers including fleece jackets (cloakrooms are provided for outdoor coats)

Course Location

NARU Education Centre
Defence CBRN Centre
Thorneydown Road
Winterbourne Gunner
Wiltshire SP4 0ES

View map and directions here.

Photo identification is required for access to DCBRNC.  Please ensure you arrive with enough time to complete the security process, this may take an additional 15 minutes or up to 1 hour during busy periods.  May we suggest that you visit the site the day before (anytime as it is open 24hrs) to get your photo security pass and allow quicker entry on the morning of your course.


Accommodation is provided as part of the course at Winterbourne Gunner. You can check in from 1200hrs on the day before. No food is available until breakfast on day one of your course.

Please note some rooms do not have on-suite facilities. Winterbourne Gunner is a military site, we have no control over the accommodation.  Rooms are allocated on the day of arrival.

Please bring your own towel and toiletries.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is provided during the course, starting with breakfast on day one and finishing with lunch on the final day.

There is a café, cash bar and gym on site. Wi-Fi is available in the accommodation block, however, there is a charge, please speak with the Mess Manager for details.

Pre-read Downloads

Please study the NAMSED Triage Sieve Algorithm diagram below as there will be a short exam on day two to ascertain your understanding and knowledge of this.

Students are advised that this is a competency based course and they will be formally assessed throughout its duration.

Please complete the JESIP E-Learning module which is a mandatory pre course requirement. Bring a copy of your certificate as proof of completion on the first day of the course.

Equipment Requirements

  • MTA PPE including coveralls
  • Body armour
  • Eye protection
  • Helmet
  • Boots
  • Whistle.

Training consumables will be provided


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