Welcome to NRC Hostile Environment Awareness Training (NRC HEAT)!

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Is this course for me?

HEAT is a form of high-fidelity stress exposure training that combines theory with high-stress and highly realistic simulation training. This is a well-researched concept in the field of psychology that is commonly used to train people working in high stress environments.

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How will I benefit from this course?

By the end of this training, participants have a firm grasp of managing:

- basic first aid and psychological first aid

- personal safety and security

- safety and security mindset

- communications equipment

- capture and captivity

- behaviour under fire

- threats in the field

- fire safety

- basic negotiations skills

- understanding how to build individual situational awareness in high risk environments

- unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices (IED) threats

The training is gradual: starting with theory, it then moves to guided exercises to make participants comfortable with each concept. The intensity levels increase each day so that participants can practise their new skills under more realistic conditions.

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How long will it take?

Hostile environment awareness training (HEAT) is a 5 days face to face training.

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How much does it cost?
Other Humanitarian organisations: 2600USD
Non-humanitarian organisations: 3000USD

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will receive a certificate once you have have completed the training!

The word START and a question mark in a circleHow do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the       Join course        button. This will take you through to the course page itself. You don't need to complete the course in one go - you can always continue later from where you left off.

Data protection and consent

This course was created and is administered by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). By joining this course you are consenting to NRC being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymized before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email kayasupport@nrc.no