Hostile Environment Awareness Training 

Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training course prepares participants to operate safely and effectively in a diverse range of challenging environments globally.

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (2 Day Course)

Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) courses are designed to prepare those who will be travelling to or living in hazardous and remote fragile environments. This innovative course combines classroom based theory with relevant practical scenarios, many of which are based on real life experiences.

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to recognise and avoid threats to their safety, enabling them to operate effectively in challenging situations.

In addition to the standard course, we also deliver two further modules which extend the course to either three or four days, depending on requirements and if necessary can adapt the curriculum to suit individual needs.


Module 1 (2 Days)

Generic Learning Objectives

  • Global threats and recent incidents
  • Cultural and situational awareness
  • International travel and journey management
  • Residence and hotel security
  • Personal security awareness
  • Personal protective and emergency equipment
  • Working alongside Close Protection Officers & the use of armoured vehicles
  • Use of local guides and drivers
  • Vehicle security and car jacking
  • Checkpoint awareness
  • Weapons effects & use of cover
  • Improvised explosive devices (IED) & suicide bombers
  • Mine Awareness & minefield extraction drills
  • Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) recognition
  • Kidnap awareness & survival strategies
  • Practical scenario training

Hostile Environment Driver Training Module 2 (1 Day)

Off-Road Driver Training :

  • Off road driving techniques over varying terrains, incorporating vehicle self -recovery drills

Module 3 (1 Day)

Road Craft Driver Training:

  • Defensive techniques
  • Instinctive & evasive skills

Medical Training:

Basic medical training is a fundamental part of our standard HEAT course comprising of the following subjects:
  • Haemorrhage control
  • Primary and Secondary Survey
  • CPR
In addition to this on the 3 or 4 day course the Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) syllabus will be completed and certificate issued. This will include additional modules pertinent to operating in a hostile environment.

Our Training Team

Our training team predominately consists of former UK military Special Forces personnel who bring a mix of operational expertise and professional teaching qualifications to the design and delivery of our courses

Course fees and Dates

  • Available on application
  • Please complete the course enquiry form or call us on (+44) 01989 550325 for further information on prices and advice

    Our Facilities

    Training takes place at our dedicated facility in Herefordshire but can also be conducted anywhere in the world depending on client requirements.