Security, Safety, Awareness, Training
Edu type:
Course or training
Start date:
Study Load:
40 hrs
5 days
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The Advanced Safety and Security Course HEAT+ (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) prepares you for working and travelling in high & extreme risk areas.  

How can you prepare yourself for dangerous situations?
During this HEAT training you learn and practice the skills needed to operate safely in high & extreme risk areas.
Regular personal feedback is given to enhance your personal learning in a safe learning environment.
After completion of the course you will be able to handle extreme situations with self-confidence.


Safe learning environment
Anyone can take part in our training. Your personal safety and well-being are our primary concern. 
Before and during the course, you can share prior experiences with the trainers or the host. They can discreetly adapt the course for you to make sure this will be the best and safest learning experience you ever had. 
Because there is a host present at the course (apart from the trainers) we make sure you can take a time-out whenever you need one. Out of the situation and the group, the host is able to support you.
The trainers and host support you in a learning process. If you need extra personal guidance, there is time for additional support.


Practice through hyper-realistic simulations
The course methods are based on role playing, hyper-realistic simulations and a continuous storyline.
You will be submersed in a scenario for four days. The course is situated in a war-torn village on a professional exercise centre.
You will be part of a team that will assess a crisis situation in a foreign country. The scenario starts as soon as you arrive at the course location and ends after four days.
Theory and practical learning are combined with situation updates that will require action from your team.
You will travel to several locations and will be confronted with ethical dilemmas, hostile situations and constant pressure due to insecurity.


Your own professional medical kit and instruction cards
During the module "Medical Accident Control" our specialists teach you to use a professional medical kit specifically designed for remote areas. You will receive this medical kit (value €99,-) for free to bring home and on your travels. 
At the end of each segment of the HEAT training, you will receive an instruction card with a summary of everything you have learned. The instruction cards are waterproof, so they are handy and practical for carrying in the field.


For whom?
Staff working and/or travelling in high & extreme risk areas.
If you are travelling to an area which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has classified as unsafe, this course is the right course for you. Please keep in mind that even if an area is classified as safe you must make your own judgement concerning the risks.
You can always join the Advanced course, even without former training like the Basic Course. The Advanced Course has all the elements of the Basic Course and more. 



  • Hibernation/ Relocation/ Evacuation
  • Security Awareness
  • Personal Survival and Mental Welfare
  • Medical Accident Control
  • Stress and Trauma
  • Dealing with Aggression
  • Gender Specific Risks
  • Hostage Survival
  • Field Safety Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Information Security
  • Grab-bag
  • Map Reading: Compass & GPS
  • Ammunition and Weapon Awareness
  • Convoy Travel Security
  • Simulations
  • Field Exercise


Further information

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 5 days, including four evening programmes (44 hours)
  • Breakdown of time: 30% theory, 30% practice, 40% simulations
  • Group size: maximum 14 (during simulations maximum of 7)
  • Venue: Weeze, Germany
  • Dietary wishes: vegetarian/vegan/halal/other meals
  • Certification: on completion of the course you will receive a certificate
  • Keep your training up to date: we ensure you that your training stays current by offering you a free e-learning programme after one year
  • Acceptance: you can join this course without pre-training


For more information about the costs of the course, please click here.


Please feel free to contact us for more information.