HEAT is an intensive course aimed at training professionals to deal effectively with high-risk and emergency situations in hostile environments. The completion of HEAT is a prerequisite for any mission with the risk rating ‘high’ or ‘critical’. These missions currently include e.g. Central African Republic, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Somalia and South Sudan. However, HEAT training is valuable in any civilian crisis management operation. If you intend to apply only for low or medium risk missions or Secretariat positions only, you do not need to complete the HEAT course.
The course has been certified by Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi), which proofs that the Course is coherent with the minimum standards requested by ENTRi/European Union (EU). Through the certification process, ENTRi aimed at ensuring harmonisation of training standards among training providers working on civilian crisis management.
4.-8.11.2021 in Tampere/ Jämijärvi, Finland
The training is expected to improve participants’ understanding of the minimum behavioural field requirements when working as a team member of an international field operation irrespective of their national or professional background.
The overall objectives of the course are:
(1) to improve participants’ knowledge of multiple threats present in hostile field environments and of ways and means of dealing with them in an effective manner; and
(2) to rehearse and practice safety and security procedures according to specific threats.
The target group for this training is mission staff selected for or recently deployed to low/ middle/ high/ critical risk missions. The participants have preferably attended at least a general introductory course on civilian crisis management operations, or gained relevant experience in international field operations. Military, police and civilians looking to work or travel in hostile environments are also encouraged to apply.
- For applicants in CMC Finland’s expert roster, course tuition fee, full-board acommodation in shared team cottages and travels during the course are covered by CMC Finland.
- For applicants outside CMC Finland’s expert roster, the course fee will cover tuition, meals, accommodation and travel during the course. The course fee for HEAT is 1800 €, and it will be invoiced after the course.
- For the selected national staff members of civilian crisis management missions, there is no course fee.
Application deadline for HEAT 2-2021 is Sunday 10 October 2021 at 23:59 (UCT +3:00). You can find the link to the application form from this site: Link to the application form.