This Masterclass will provide a comprehensive survey and in-depth analysis of the growing range of threats from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in military and civilian arenas, including emerging conflict areas; the latest terrorist and insurgent techniques, tactics & procedures (TTPs); attack case histories; how terrorists obtain weapons and expertise; supply chains for IEDs and improvised CBRN devices.


Sessions will focus on the principles of practices and procedures in counter-IED and EOD (explosives ordnance disposal), including:

• Equipment for EOD
• Priorities for training
• Breaking the supply chains – ‘Shoot the Archer not the Arrow’
• The role of weapons intelligence units and forensics in apprehending and convicting terrorist bomb makers


Understand the evolving range of IED threats in both civilian and military settings.

Examine the current capabilities of insurgents and learn about emerging IED technologies and terrorist tactics in various countries.

Learn about bomb disposal techniques and the devises used in first-response operations.

Analyse case study examples from IED attacks and discuss the lessons learnt in terms of policy, training, intelligence and technology with leading experts in the field of counter-IEDs.

Masterclass programme

12:00 Registration & Coffee

12:15 Opening Remarks- A Brief History of IEDs

12:30 The Growing Range if IEDS in Conflict Areas

13:00 Civilian Threats – The range of IED use including Terrorist Threats to Transit Systems

13:45 QUESTIONS at end of Threat Section

14:15 Coffee Break

14:30 EOD and IEDD Principles

15:15 Breaking the Networks and Weapons Intelligence

15:45 Explosives Detection for Civilian Counter IED

16:15 Coffee Break

16:30 Dealing with Threats to Business and Infrastructure


17:45 End of Masterclass



Andy Oppenheimer

Andy Oppenheimer

CBRNE and Counter Terrorism Consultant, Andy Oppenheimer

Andy Oppenheimer

CBRNE and Counter Terrorism Consultant, Andy Oppenheimer
Andy Oppenheimer

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CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.


There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.


Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SAE Media Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.


Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

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We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@saemediagroup.com

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