Hostile Environment Awareness Training – HEAT Course

“ProQual Level 3 Award in Hostile Environment Awareness”

“Empowering your people through real world training”

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Course Overview

This is a Level 3 Award in Hostile Environment Awareness, with the aim to raise the level of knowledge and understanding for individuals working or planning to work in hostile or potentially hostile environments.

The awarding organisation for this 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).

This course is based on pre course e-learning followed by 1 day Instructor-led combined theory revision and practical and then 2 days, Real life Immersive Role-Play Scenarios Training

Performance Objective

The Course objectives includes, but are not limited to:

  • Empowers Student with ability to remain safe in hostile areas
  • Provides Student with knowledge relevant to travel in sensitive regions
  • Gain an understanding of Gender based violence and mental health awareness
  • Provides the tools to remain safe during a terrorist attack
  • Students find their inner levels of strength during real life role play scenarios
  • Gain a deeper knowledge of emergency first aid and the confidence to apply the techniques
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Course Director

Mr. Stephen Amphlett Director of Operations Staff Defence Ltd Former Royal Marines Commando and Hostile Environment protection officer

Course Instructors

Stephen Amphlett: Former Royal Marines Commando with Hostile Environments experience.

  • Level 3 Education and Teaching
  • First Aid Instructor

Jim Berry: Former British Army with Hostile Environments experience.

  • Level 3 Education and Teaching
  • First Responder Emergency Care Level 4
  • First Aid Instructor
  • Conflict Management Instructor

Tony Fowles: Former Royal Marines Commando with Hostile Environments experience

  • Level 3 Education and Teaching
  • Offshore Medic
  • First Aid Instructor

Course Assessment

Continuous Assessment, Immersive role-play scenarios, Highfield multiple-choice Emergency First Aid at Work test and Staff Defence multiple-choice test

Course Certification

ProQual Level 3 Award in Hostile Environment Awareness, Staff Defence Attendance Certificate, Highfield Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work Certification

Course requirements

Must be aged 16 years or over

Course Location

Pippingford Park
East Sussex
TN22 3HW

Course Attendees

We run this course with a Minimum Number of Attendees - 5
and a Maximum Number of Attendees - 18

Course Outline

  • Travel Safety & Cultural Awareness
  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Situational & Crime Awareness
  • Terrorist Attack and Carjacking Awareness
  • Kidnap & Abduction Awareness
  • Gender based Violence and Safe use of Helicopters
  • Journey Planning
  • Road Travel Management and Checkpoints
  • Personal Security and Surveillance Awareness
  • Environmental Dangers

"Empowering your people through real world training."

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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.