About Us

Staff Defence Ltd has been established since 2009, as a Training company that delivers Training Courses for individuals and companies, who have personal safety needs when visiting other companies either in the UK or abroad. Some companies require their employees to visit third world countries to provide necessary support, which can mean being confronted by very challenging conditions and situations. Due to the background of our highly-experienced Training Instructors, some of whom have lived and worked for many years in third world environments, Staff Defence can provide the most realistic and authentic training required to empower each individual to overcome hostile and challenging situations wherever he or she may be. Not only that, we pride ourselves on putting our clients first and strive to ensure that all of your training needs are met from the moment we first hear from you until the end of each course, when we ask you to complete a Customer Satisfaction Survey. The Survey enables us to receive desired feedback from our clients and to ensure that we do our job to the very best of our abilities at all times.

Staff Defence is an approved centre for delivery of Level 3 Award in Hostile Environment Awareness with ProQual and for Level 2 and 3 Awards in First Aid along with Conflict Management, with Highfield Qualification.

Overview Of Courses

Alongside Personal Safety and Travel Safety courses, Staff Defence also provides a large range of First Aid at Work Courses, which enables people to become an accredited First Aid Responder and save lives, as and when is required. Other Courses include Conflict Management and CONDO (Contractors on Deployed Operations) Courses, plus many Refresher Courses to ensure that you or your employees are all kept updated on any changes.

Staff Defence understands that companies have a duty of care towards their employees, which is why we are happy to customise our courses to meet the specific needs of an individual or company. We strongly recommend that you take a look at our Courses page, which explains in detail what we cover in each course, price per person, course content, course duration and certification/accreditation.

For our Level 3 Award in Hostile Environments Awareness Training (H.E.A.T.) course, which takes place over 3 days, Staff Defence provides daytime refreshments including lunch, which are all competitively costed into the course. Staff Defence will provide you with local hotels that can provide a discounted rate when quoting “Staff Defence Heat”.

Why choose Staff Defence to train you?

When you’re concerned about personal safety (yours or someone else’s) or you are travelling overseas as a lone traveller or as a corporate organisation and you want to be sure that the training you get to help you is of the highest standard, learnt from real world operations.

Choosing Staff Defence as your training company will give you the knowledge and skills you need, to give you peace of mind to feel safe and confident not only travelling overseas to fragile or hostile locations but also in your daily life.

“It is very satisfying when you can see people after the courses feeling empowered and having a greater level of self esteem and confidence, which can have a big impact on how they approach life as a whole.”

Our Trainers


Staff Defence instructors are made up from experienced real world personnel, former Royal Marines Commando, British Army and the UK Emergency Services background, bringing exceptional operational skills ready for your security requirements.

Every Staff Defence Instructor has gone through a vetting process to make sure that we only provide the best who also have good communication skills and understand full discretion.

It is a must that all of our instructors holds the following qualifications:

  • A recognised Award in Education and Training
  • The Delivery of Conflict Management Training
  • Hostile Environment Experience
  • First Aid at Work or higher

Previous clients

We are a specialist training company in Level 3 Award in Hostile Environment Awareness Training, Travel Safety, Personal Self Defence and First Aid training.

Our clients have been:

  • International Media Corporations
  • Freelance Journalists and Cameramen
  • Non Government Organisations
  • Private International security companies
  • Wide range of corporate clients

Take a look at some of the Testimonials we have received from previous clients .

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Frequently Asked Questions

“Our travel safety and HEAT instructors come from a background in the Royal Marines Commando and the British Army and have been specifically picked for their skills in their fields of excellence from years of experience of Operating and Living in hostile environment.”

“Our Trainers must all have, as a minimum, an accredited award in education and training, first aid at work or higher, and conflict management. They are also all DBS checked, with full insurance cover for their specific disciplines.”

“Contact us now, so that our Instructors can teach you how to stay safe.”

Our courses are held at our training venue in Onley, near Rugby in the East Midlands, where we can comfortably seat up to 30 Delegates per course.

Additionally, we have a training location in the USA.

However, depending on the type of course selected, we are very flexible and our Instructors can travel to a client’s venue, if that is more convenient for you. The only exception is our H.E.A.T. (Hostile Environments Awareness Training) Course, which must be conducted at our training venue, due to the course content and requirements.

Yes, we absolutely can! Before we deliver the course, we always discuss your specific requirements with you, ensure they are embedded into the course, and receive prior written confirmation that you are completely happy with the content of the course.

Prices vary depending on the course you are attending and any specific requirements that you may have. What you need to know is that our prices are some of the best you can find, which is why we encourage you to contact us to receive a full and competitive Quotation.

Yes. Each Instructor is fully DBS checked and possesses a current First Aid Certificate, together with full insurance within the disciplines they teach.

Yes, absolutely. Our Conflict Management courses are perfect for lone workers, since they teach priceless conflict management skills, together with the physical skills necessary to quickly de-escalate a conflict, and the best way to reach a safe area.