Advanced Safety & Security Course (HEAT+)

Be prepared for travelling and working in high & extreme risk areas

When you are being deployed and working in high and extreme risk areas, your personal safety and security is vital. 

You want to focus on the mission and therefore you need the skills to operate safely in these areas.

The Advanced Course (Hostile Environment Awareness Training) will give you a rational attitude and self-confidence, thus increasing your personal and professional effectiveness in the field.

This course is based on the Entri/CSDC curriculum.


What participants say

  • ‘The quality of the simulations was absolutely outstanding. The simulation space, the actors, the equipment, and the staging of the exercises was superb.’

  • ‘I feel better prepared to return home safe, and contribute to enabling my colleagues to do the same.’

  • “This was exceptionally well organized, extremely insightful and very useful for future deployments. I really appreciated the professional and upbeat manner of the team, great job!”

How can you prepare yourself for dangerous situations?

During this HEAT training you learn and practice the skills needed to operate safely in high & extreme risk areas.

Regular personal feedback is given to enhance your personal learning in a safe learning environment. After completion of the course you will be able to handle extreme situations with self-confidence.


Practice through hyper-realistic simulations

The course methods are based on role playing, hyper-realistic simulations and a continuous storyline. You will be submersed in a scenario for four days. The course is situated in a war-torn village on a professional exercise centre.

You will be part of a team that will assess a crisis situation in a foreign country. The scenario starts a soon as you arrive at the course location and ends after four days.

Theory and practical learning are combined with situation updates that will require action from your team.

You will travel to several locations and will be confronted with ethical dilemmas, hostile situations and constant pressure due to insecurity.

HEAT Training Participants

Safe learning environment

A safe learning environment is maintained at all times during the course. Your personal safety and well-being are our primary concern.

There are more than 20 different trainers and actors involved in this course. There are always professionals present for supervision and to offer advice.

Before and during the course, you can share prior experiences with the trainers. They can discreetly adapt the course for you to make sure this will be the best and safest learning experience you ever had.

And if you need extra personal guidance, we will make time for it.

Your own medical kit and instruction cards

During the course you will receive a medical emergency kit (value  € 99,-) to take along on your next missions.

The content of the kit is specially selected for remote areas without nearby proper medical facilities. During the Medical Accident Control module you will be taught how to use these medical materials.

You will also receive instruction cards. On these waterproof and compact information cards you will find the summery of the most important modules of the HEAT course.

You can carry these cards with you on your mission and use them as a quick reminder in case the need arises.

About this course

Language: English
Duration: 5 days, including four evening programmes (44 hours)
Start and end time: start at day 1 at 14:00 and end at day 5 at 12:00
Breakdown of time: 30% theory, 30% practice, 40% simulations
Group size: maximum 14 (during simulations maximum of 7)
Venue: Soesterberg, Netherlands
Dietary wishes: vegetarian/vegan/halal/other meals
Certification: on completion of the course you will receive a certificate
Keep your training up to date: We ensure that your training stays current by offering you a free e-learning programme after one year.
Acceptance: You can join this course without pre-training


  • Hibernation/ Relocation/ Evacuation
  • Security Awareness
  • Personal Survival and Mental Welfare
  • Medical Accident Control
  • Stress and Trauma
  • Dealing with Aggression
  • Gender Specific Risks
  • Hostage Survival
  • Field Safety Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Information Security
  • Grab-bag
  • Map Reading: Compass & GPS
  • Ammunition and Weapon Awareness
  • Convoy Travel Security
  • Simulations
  • Field Exercise

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Staff working and/or travelling in high & extreme risk areas. If you are travelling to an area which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has classified as unsafe, this course is the right course for you.

Please keep in mind that even if an area is classified as safe you must make your own judgement concerning the risks.

You can always join the Advanced course, even without former training like the Basic Course. The Advanced Course has all the elements of the Basic Course and more.

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The course starts at day 1 at 14:00 and ends at day 5 at 12:00.

  1. May 31 - June 4, 2021
    Kontakt der Kontinenten

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Training Package: € 3.200,-

  • Including accommodation (4 nights) *
  • Including food & beverage *
  • Including all course materials
  • Including VAT

* Accommodation and food & beverage are automatically reserved for all participants for the nights during the course.

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Some more reviews

Advanced Course participant:

'A very well-designed course providing participants with basic skills needed for deployment in high risk areas. Realistic approach to preparing for field deployment. Qualitative training modules and very realistic simulations allowing participants to practice skills obtained. '

Advanced Course participant:

'The most I learnt about myself, than about group dynamics, and it was very helpful not to feel helpless'

Advanced Course participant:

'The benefit to my situational awareness, my ability to reason through responses to different scenarios, and ultimately my sense of preparation and confidence, was very significant.'

What makes us special

Hyper-realistic training

We believe that hyper-realistic training enables the steepest learning curve and is the most effective preparation for risk areas.

Safe learning environment

Anyone can take part in our training. Your personal safety and well-being are our primary concern.

Highest quality

We have been awarded the score of 9.8 by CEDEO, an independent institute, for our quality, continuity and customer focus.

Personal equipment

You receive a professional medical kit and instruction cards to support you during your travels.

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