5 Day Advanced Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

Our advanced HEAT course is fully immersive, hyper-realistic, scenario based and designed for those on missions to high risk, complex environments.

Duration: 5 Days Cost: £0 Per Person Location: Muiry Hill Farm Book Now


5-DAY ADVANCED HEAT - Hostile Environment Awareness Training

For those working in High Risk Areas

Our most advanced HEAT course is for those working in areas destabilised by war, imminent terrorism threat and civil unrest where the threat level is categorised as extremely high.

We guide learners through a rigorous 5-day programme, where training starts the minute participants arrive at our private rural training centre.  Thet enter into an area of unstability and unrest.

"Maps out - risk assessment began and planning was underway to get aid to stranded volunteers through a succession of challenges.  The scenarios were fast paced, we were well prepared by our trainers - of which there were many. The scenarios were so well executed. This is training on another level. I would highly recommend Soteria Risk Training". Kia, NGO 2022. 

Through planning, risk assessment, navigation and SOPs learners work their way through a series of hyper-realistic scenarios designed to test the risk assessment practice and theory modules thoroughly.

Our highly skilled trainers, encourage and empower cohorts to develop rational, decisive decision making and work on self-confidence when faced with adversity.

HEAT training improves mission efficiency, risk analysis, operational planning and team security measures and safety.   

All of our courses are based on the UN model and ENTRI model.  

Our Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) course is a bespoke course designed for those working in the world's most challenging environments.

We work with NGO's, universities, media outlets and governement organisations - our dynamic course can be adopted to organisational risks and security threats of countries deployed to.  

Due to the nature and intensity of scenarios this course is taught at our Dumfries training centre where we utilise our rugged surrounding environments which pose challenges similar to those on deployment.  With our Soteria Risk Training HEAT course you get more! 

  • Diverse training grounds at our highly adaptable residential centre.
  • Our training personnel have both decades of military intelligence and operational management experience coupled with public service sector work such as British Police and Ambulance Service Operations. 
  • 40% practicle and 60% scenario training.
  • Learners receive a hard copy and soft copy of course manual.  
  • Learners and organisations will get pre-deployment risk analysis handouts and risk assessment templates - these are to guide and inform only. 


Learners must be over 18 to take this course. This is an active scenario based course, so please ensure that you are physically able to participate.  A good command of the English Language, both written and spoken is necessary. 

Just some of our course content - not exhaustive

  • Personnel deployed to hostile environments

  • Awareness of threats, associated risks and personal security.
  • Risk management process.
  • Travel security, security procedures for vehicle travel, accommodation security
  • Management of threats related to gatherings, protests, demonstrations, riots and civil unrest.
  • Conflict management.
  • Risk Assesment
  • Cultural Awareness 
  • Weapons, mines, improvised explosive devices (IED’s), and unexploded ordinance (UXO’s).
  • Kidnapping, hostage taking and hostage survival.
  • Situational training exercise (STX).
  • Minefields, UXO’s, IED’s.
  • Hostage survival.
  • Team under attack.
  • Medical training: Health maintenance on deployment.
  • RAFA - Remote Area First Aid training is mandatory on this course - learners must hold a certified First Aid cert before attending
  • Orientation and communications.

  • Map reading and GPS Navigation.
  • Means of communications and communication procedures.
  • Night navigation excercise and scenarios 
  • Field training exercise.

    Convoy navigation through hostile environments. 

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5 Day Advanced Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

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