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Civil courses

Members of non-governmental organizations as well as journalists take part in preparatory training for use in crisis and war zones at the training center.

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

In view of the positive response to the courses for journalists, we have established several new course variants since 2005 which are tailored to the requirements of the respective target groups and customers. Under the course title HEAT - another course designed to prepare the participants for their deployments to a crisis region - the centre subsumes those courses that are customised to the training needs of the Federal Foreign Office, the German Association for International Cooperation (GIZGesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit), the Centre for International Peace Operations (ZIFZentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze) and other institutions.

It covers training subjects such as self-protection, first response to threat situations and risk minimisation.

The following details all pieces of information that are relevant for future participants prior to arriving at the training centre.

The course participants learn to recognise, assess, avoid and, if required, respond to threat situations in crisis areas. They learn how to effectively protect themselves and increase their survivability. They learn to apply basic techniques and procedures in response to military force and/or any other form of armed force in crisis and conflict regions.

Course certification: listed

5 - 10 training days


  • Mine awareness
  • Action under fire
  • Familiarisation with battlefield impressions
  • Behaviour at a checkpoint
  • Custody and arrest response
  • Sleeping bag
  • Gloves
  • Wet/cold-weather clothing
  • Robust footwear
  • Towels
  • Padlock
  • Backpack (torch, emergency food ration, water, toiletries)
  • You can bring your own laptop

On Demand

Arrival NLT 11:00 hrs on Monday

Departure from 12:00 hrs on Friday

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