5 Day Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)


The Training Is Designed For CEO’s, Managers, Corporate Executives, Development Managers In Minerals, Aid Workers And Journalists And Celebrities And Anyone Who Are Deployed To High-Risk / Hostile Environment Countries. Anyone Wishing To Enter The Medium To High-Risk Industry Of Close Protection Armed Sector. The 5-Day UCP HEAT Course Also Gives The Learner The Minimum Requirements To Apply For Overseas High-Risk Jobs Such As Middle East, Africa, And South America.
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Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) Is An Intensive Practical Course With Hands-On Activities That Allow Participants To Explore Their Behaviour And Learn, Apply, And Experience Lifesaving Behaviours Through Realistic Simulations In A High-Risk Environment.

The Aim Is To Improve Personal Security And Self-Awareness For NGO Workers. Our Well-Tested Learning Process Builds On 3 Phase Methodology Of (1) Learning Theory, (2) Putting Classroom Learning Into A Practice, And (3) Testing Your Newly Gained Skills In Realistic Simulations.

5 Days Of Intense Training For Hostile Environment Covering All Aspects From Theory To Practical With A Multiple-Choice Exam To Complete The Course.

 Anyone Wishing To Enter The High-Risk Industry Would Seriously Need To Take This Type Of Training This Qualification Is Designed For Those Learners Wishing To Apply For A Job In The Overseas High-Risk Industry. The 5-Day UCP Course Also Gives The Learner The Minimum Requirements To Apply For Overseas High-Risk Jobs Such As Middle East, Africa, And South America.

Minimum Required Kit List

  • Casual Jeans Or Dockers; Gym Clothing
  • Laptop With Microsoft Word And Power Point,
  • USB Memory Stick With 10 GB Max
  • Pencil And Pen, Eraser
  • Tactical Belt
  • Tactical Boots
  • Tactical Pants And Shirt


  • instructor
  • Training equipment
  • Exams
  • Awards
  • Classroom
  • Range (where applicable)
  • Ammo (where applicable)


  • Accommodation (where applicable)
  • Food and beverages
  • Flights (where applicable)
  • Airport Transfers (where applicable)
  • Safety Glasses (where applicable)
  • Ear Defenders (where applicable)

Course Length


Course Cost



UK, Thailand, Italy, Lebanon, USA, Spain, Sri Lanka, Singapore, New Zealand and Iraq


Course Dates

16th - 20th of every month


  • Internally Set And Internally Assessed Practical Tasks
  • The Program Requires You To Complete A Project From Initial Planning, Right The Way To The Final Project Evaluation, Encompassing Briefs To All The Major Parties Involved With The Project From Stakeholders To Investors


This Qualification Looks At Hostile Environment Awareness. How To Plan For And Work Within Hostile Environments. How To Assess And Manage Risks On This Practical And Workshop-Based Programme. Establish And Maintain Organisation, Communication, And Information Systems. Monitor Project Progress, Agree Corrective Action, And Communicate As Appropriate With Relevant Persons. Also Sets Out The Skills, Knowledge And Understanding To Maintain Personal And Operational Security Through Anti-Surveillance Techniques And Maintaining Situational Awareness Allowing Monitoring And Minimising Of Patterns And Habits To Avoid Predictability And The Opportunity For Attack On Self Or Others

Work In Challenging Or Hostile Environments Requires A Great Deal Of Planning And Co-Ordination. The Level 5 Certificate In Hostile Environment Security Operations Provides The Standards That Must Be Achieved By Individuals Who Are Overseeing Operations In A Hostile Environment.

Skill Prerequisites


*All prerequisite awards should not be expired
so please check the expiry date before applying
*All Candidates should have a reasonable level
of personal fitness


  • Survival Skills (Water, Food, Shelter)
  • Landmines, UXO & IEDs
  • Navigation & Topography
  • First Aid
  • Abduction & Hostage Taking
  • Coping With Sexual Violence
  • Stress Management & Defusing
  • Field Communication & Equipment
  • Security Planning
  • Context & Risk Assessment
  • Familiarization With Weapons
  • Checkpoints & Roadblocks
  • Crossfire
  • Travel Security
  • Cultural Awareness & Security Strategies
  • Better Awareness Of How I React Under Stress.
  • Improved Understanding Of How An Individual’s Behaviour Can Affect A Team In Stressful Situations.
  • Increased Understanding Of The Need To Analyse Situations Ahead Of Time; And,
  • Appreciation For Thinking/Sensing/Analysing Before Acting.