When you are being deployed and working in high and extreme risk areas, your personal safety and security is vital. You want to focus on the mission and therefore you need the skills to operate safely in these areas.
The Advanced HEAT Course (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) will give you a rational attitude and self-confidence, thus increasing your personal and professional effectiveness in the field. 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.
This course is based on the Entri/CSDC curriculum.
Our simulated exercises, continuous scenario and video news updates are so realistic that you will feel they are really happening. This immersion is the most effective preparation for risk areas.
We are an ISO 9001:2015, Cedeo and CRKBO certified organisation to make sure you receive the best learning experience you ever had.
Safe learning environment
We have an extra psychosocial trained staff member present to guarantee a safe learning environment.
You receive a free professional medical kit and instruction cards to support you during your travels.
Why choose an Advanced HEAT Course?
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 a 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.
Safe learning environment
A safe learning environment is maintained at all times during the course. Your personal safety and well-being are our primary concern. There are more than 20 different trainers and actors involved in this course. There are always professionals present for supervision and to offer advice.
Before and during the course, you can share prior experiences with the trainers. They can discreetly adapt the course for you to make sure this will be the best and safest learning experience you ever had. And if you need extra personal guidance, we will make time for it.
Your own professional medical kit and instruction cards
During the course you will receive a medical emergency kit to take along on your next missions. The content of the kit is specially selected for remote areas without nearby proper medical facilities. During the Medical Accident Control module you will be taught how to use these medical materials.
You will also receive instruction cards. On these waterproof and compact information cards you will find the summery of the most important modules of the HEAT course. You can carry these cards with you on your mission and use them as a quick reminder in case the need arises.
Information about the Advanced HEAT Course
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 HEAT Course, even without former training like the Basic Course. The Advanced Course has all the elements of the Basic Course and more.
- Security & Situational Awareness
- Field Security Plans
- Risk Assessment & Mitigation
- Gender Specific Risks
- Personal Risk Profile
- Contingency Planning
- Hibernation/ Relocation/ Evacuation
- Communication Skills (in the field)
- Radio & Satellite Phone
- Basic Land Navigation
- Map, Compass & GPS Reading
- Convoy Travel Security
- Medical Accident Control
- Life Saving Skills in Remote Areas
- Dealing with Aggression
- Personal Survival and Mental Welfare
- Stress Management
- Hostage Prevention & Survival
- Field Safety Skills
- Checkpoints & Road Blocks
- Active Shooting, Ambushes and Carjacking
- Ammunition and Weapon Awareness
- Simulations and Field Exercises
Acceptance: You can join this course without pre-training
Language: English (incompany also in French and Dutch)
Duration: 5 days, including four evening programmes (44 hours)
Start time day 1: 14:00
End time day 5: 12:00
Breakdown of time: 30% theory, 30% practice, 40% simulations
Group size: maximum 14 (during simulations maximum of 7)
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 that your training stays current by offering you a free e-learning programme after one year.
Location: Amersfoortsestraat 20, 3769 AS Soesterberg, The Netherlands
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Costs: € 3.450,- (2022), € 3.750,- (2023)
Including accommodation (4 nights)*, food & beverage*, all course materials and VAT.
* Accommodation and food & beverage are automatically reserved for all participants for the nights during the course.