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4-day residential HEAT courses for NGOs now only £870 per person!

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As a non-profit social enterprise dedicated to assisting those on the frontlines of civil society, we are always seeking ways to make our services more accessible for high-risk/low-capacity organisations and individuals. As such, we are delighted to announce that we are able to reduce the cost of our flagship Personal Security in Hostile Environments course by over £500! Our four-day course is now only £870 per person, including all training, accommodation and meals.

Commonly known as Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) or Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT), personal safety and security training is essential for humanitarian aid workers, human rights defenders, freelance journalists and others working in violent environments or remote areas. Unlike many courses of this nature, our flagship Personal Security in Hostile Environments course has been designed from the ground up specifically by and for NGOs.

“An incredibly valuable week. The Open Briefing team were extremely skilled at tailoring the training to our needs. An eye-opening, thought-provoking and heart-pounding course.”
Homer Venters, Director of Programmes, Physicians for Human Rights

Using workshops, role plays, demonstrations and realistic scenarios, our four-day residential course teaches students the importance of risk assessments and a security mindset, and trains them to recognise and avoid threats to their safety and security, as well as how to respond quickly and effectively should security or medical incidents occur. Although this course includes classroom sessions, the focus is on scenario-based training, which provides students with genuine experiential learning by immersing them in the training and provides important opportunities for feedback and reflection.

Students that successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Open Briefing plus an enhanced Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work Certificate valid for three years.

Please contact us for more information or to make a booking.

2018 dates

9-13 April

4-8 August

5-9 November

Other dates for group bookings available on request