Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

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Duration: 4 Days

Course cost: £500

(The course price shown above excludes VAT. VAT is applied when the course is added to the basket) 




Onsite accommodation including breakfast can be reserved at a cost of £45 per night.  VAT is not applicable on the cost of accommodation.

For a full cost breakdown, please download our UK Course Price List. 

Payment for the cost of accommodation must be paid upon arrival and not prior to your course commencing.

If selected your room will be made available for you to access from 15:00 hrs the day before the course commences until 10:00 hrs on the final day of the course.


Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course has been specifically designed to cover all the relative subjects that relate to non-governmental organisations, media, listed charities, aid agencies, private security companies and blue-chip companies operating in potentially volatile areas around the world.  Whether it be in a humanitarian, disaster or war zone situation, various risks arise from working in these hostile and challenging environments.

Our course includes both security and medical related subjects to ensure that learners are fully aware and trained for the environments they may operate in.  Security lessons consist of planning, risk assessments, site security, crisis management, kidnap, detainment, conflict management, cash security and bribery and corruption to name a few.  The medical portion of the course teaches learners basic first aid to begin with, then brings these skills to a higher level to deal with trauma related injuries.  

At the end of the course, learners are put through a series of scenarios that are based on real life situations that have occurred to test the skills learnt during the course.  After training, students will be able to confidently deal with trauma related injuries in a calm and professional manner.  


Students who successfully complete this course will be issued with a Horizon certificate of completion.