ProQual Level 6 Diploma in Hostile Environment Operations


The Level 6 Diploma in Hostile Environment Operations is aimed at personnel deploying within a complex/hostile environment. The qualification demonstrates that an individual has achieved knowledge, understanding and skills which contribute to their safety and survival when operating in a complex/hostile environment.
The awarding organisation for the qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual).
This qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF)
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There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment. This qualification is approved for candidates aged 19+


Candidates must complete the Mandatory unit.
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Candidates must demonstrate the level of knowledge described in the unit. Assessment is the process of measuring a candidate’s knowledge and understanding against the standards set in the qualification.
Each candidate is required to produce evidence which demonstrates their achievement of all of the learning outcomes and assessment criteria for each unit.
Learning outcomes set out what a candidate is expected to know, understand or be able to do.
Assessment criteria specify the standard a candidate must meet to show the learning outcome has been achieved.
Evidence can include:

  • assignments/projects/reports
  • worksheets
  • portfolio of evidence
  • Recognition of Prior Learning
  • candidate test papers


  • instructor
  • Training equipment
  • Exams
  • Awards
  • Classroom
  • Range (where applicable)
  • Ammo (where applicable)
  • Kitchen with microwave and Fridge

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

    14 DAYS


    ProQual Level 6 Diploma in Hostile Environment Operations

    Course Cost



    USA, UK, Sri Lanka and Thailand


    Course Dates

    Any time of the month


    • ProQual Level 4 Award in Close Protection in a Hostile Environment – Firearms and Tactics
    • UCP Level 3 Certificate in Hostile Environment Awareness
    • Or Equivalent with Instructor’s Approval


    UNIT R/616/9243

    Learning outcomes are listed below, full details about the Assessment Criteria are provided
    to approved ProQual centres

    1. Effectively plan and prepare for operating in a complex/hostile environment
    2. Competently operate within a crisis management team.
    3. Demonstrate personal security strategies.
    4. Demonstrate an understanding of foreign liaisons
    5. Understand the dynamics of radio procedures.
    6. Be competent in incident management.
    7. Have a generic understanding of weapons and mines.
    8. Understand the generic make-up and deployment of mines.
    9. Mitigate the escalation of civil unrest and demonstrations
    10. Understand Improvised explosive device generics and their methodology
    11. Conduct vehicle search.
    12. Provide crisis management within an active shooter scenario.
    13. Follow methodology for conduct under capture/hostage taking
    14. Be competent in escape and evasion techniques.
    15. Show techniques to sustain life
    16. Be able to plan safe routes of passage.
    17. Conduct vehicle ambush drills.
    18. Conduct vehicle mine strike drills.
    19. Demonstrate vehicle breakdown techniques in remote locations.
    20. Understand ballistics and their capabilities.
    21. Show an understanding of firearm characteristics and manipulation.
    22. Identify the reasons for the covert carry of a firearm.
    23. Gain close quarter combat skills (CQC – Self Defence).
    24. Be able to conduct surveillance within a complex/hostile environment.
    25. Be able to conduct Building/Venue reconnaissance.