Hostile Environment Preparedness Course

Our 5-day HEPCO (Hostile Environment Preparedness Course)  prepares participants to operate safely and effectively in a diverse range of challenging environments globally.

The HEPCO course is designed to equip individuals with increased skill sets that can be effectively used when operating in hostile and challenging environments where the situation can deteriorate quickly.

This newly developed course is both unique and bespoke and has been developed to combine personal situational awareness, team security, medical skills, and includes tools, techniques and practical elements to enhance the chances of escape and survival if ever taken hostage.

The content of our HEPCO course has been carefully designed utilising our Instructors extensive experience in this skill-set. Our Instructors are former UK Special Forces, British Intelligence and from the UK’s Tri-Service Survival School

On completion of the course, delegates will be able to recognise and avoid threats to their safety, enabling them to operate effectively in challenging situations.


What You’ll Learn

  • Global threats and recent incidents
  • Cultural and situational awareness
  • International travel and journey management
  • Residence and hotel security
  • Personal security awareness
  • Personal protective and emergency equipment
  • Working alongside Close Protection Officers & the use of armoured vehicles
  • Use of local guides and drivers
  • Vehicle security and carjacking
  • Checkpoint awareness
  • Weapons effects & use of cover
  • Improvised explosive devices (IED) & suicide bombers
  • Mine Awareness & minefield extraction drills
  • Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) recognition
  • Kidnap awareness & survival strategies
  • Practical scenario training

Certificate Award

Certified by XET Ltd

Course Dates & Locations

We can provide this training course at a date and location of your choice.
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Suited Professions

  • NGO Workers
  • Foreign Aid Workers
  • International Volunteers / Disaster Relief Workers
  • Film Crews and Documentary Makers
  • De-Mining and Anti Poaching Organisations
  • Freelance Journalists & Media Teams
  • Remote Area Medical Personnel


There are no pre-requisites for this training course.

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