Incident Command Gold Command - Multi Agency

Course overview and learning outcomes

Due to changes in the governance structure for the delivery of the Multi Agency Gold Incident Command (MAGIC) Course, we are writing to inform you of the changes, which will come into place on the 1st November 2019. To assist and support the continued improvement in the design and delivery of MAGIC the College of Policing (CoP) have signed a partnering agreement with the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) and the National Ambulance Resilience Unit (NARU), to ensure continued monitoring and improvement of the course.

The national MAGIC programme will continue to be delivered at The Fire Service College, however joining instructions and payment for Fire Delegates, from this point onwards will be administered by the National Resilience team at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service.

To check availability, make bookings or ask any questions relating to existing bookings please visit the College of Policing website.



The Magic course is a Tri-Service venture between the Fire Service College, College of Policing and the National Ambulance Resilience Unit.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the programme delegates will be able to:

  • Establish relationships between personnel from partner agencies who will be working in close liaison during a major incident.
  • Facilitate and promote the exchange of information, discussion of best practice and the development of mutual understanding in roles between participants.
  • Test communication and liaison between partnership agencies.
  • Raise awareness of the individual roles and responsibilities of each of the partnership agencies involved at a major incident / emergency.
  • Be confident in taking part in /chairing a Strategic Coordinating Group (SCG) representing their organisation.

Who should attend and key benefits

This course is aimed at Category 1 responders from 'blue light' services and partner agencies who would normally perform strategic (Gold) command for their organisation during a major incident/civil emergency and also participants from Local and Central Government, the Ministry of Defence and other Category 1 and 2 responders. It meets the requirements under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 (Contingency Planning) Regulations 2005 for the carrying out of exercises and training of appropriate Category 1 staff with a role in dealing with major incidents at a strategic (Gold) level.

It has been designed to develop confidence, understanding and ability to perform the role of Gold Commander in a multi-agency context by planning, implementing and reviewing a multi-agency strategy to ensure the timely resolution of a major incident / civil emergency. It is designed to develop the ability to make decisions and work within a multi-agency team during a major incident and is particularly suitable for anyone with the responsibility for a geographic area with the potential for a multi-agency response to a major incident / emergency such as airport, port, large shopping centre or large industrial area.

How is the course assessed and accredited?

This course is not assessed on its own, however it does form part of the ICL4 – Strategic Incident Command in the Fire and Rescue Service (QCF) Qualification also offered by the Fire Service College.

The course is aligned to the following National Occupational Standards: EFSM1, ICF109, ICF919, ICF938, ICF3181, ICF928, CCAH1-2, CCAA1-3, CCAC1, CCAD 1 and 2, CCAE1-3, CCAF1-2, CCAG1 and 4.


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02/10/2023 - 05/10/2023

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04/12/2023 - 07/12/2023

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