You arrive in country to take up a new post, but it soon becomes clear that there is no one there to meet you despite the fact that you’d been told, prior to departure, that your transportation had been arranged. Do you:

a) Wait?

b) Call HQ?

c) Make your own way?

Based on sound learning theory developed by sector professionals, the HEAT training course from Resilience Academy will help you develop the skill set to keep you safe whilst on mission ensuring you respond appropriately to similar situations in the field.

HEAT course content

The Hostile Environment Awareness Training, or HEAT, course is divided into six modules covering:

  • Pre-deployment
  • Arrival & Cultural Awareness
  • In the Field
  • Crisis Management
  • Surviving Captivity
  • Post-deployment

Pre-deployment covers all areas around embarking on a mission, including mission and context analysis, deployment documentation, medical considerations and equipment requirements.

On deployment is split into four modules covering arrival and cultural awareness, working in the field, crisis management and surviving captivity.

The final module covers the post-deployment protocols including advice on stress management and PTSD.

A blended learning approach

In addition, the course is supported with a series of practical video demonstrations, quizzes and supplemental downloadable resources to enhance learning and provide a blended learning approach.

Underpinning the "On Deployment" modules are unique, interactive scenarios that test theory by placing learners in the real-life situations they will most likely face in the field. The learning experiences are real and relevant. Allowing learners to practise in a safe environment, ensures they are best placed to respond effectively should the worst happen.

A Hostile Environment Awareness training course is a must-have for anyone working in or travelling to potentially dangerous or unsettled regions and territories. It is also a good idea for students looking to do a gap or placement year abroad by providing them a grounding in basic safety principles and practices.

To find out the answer to the above question, register for HEAT training