Surviving Hostile Regions Training Course (BTEC IV)
Surviving Hostile Regions is AKE's world-renowned, five-day course designed for companies and individuals working in a challenging or hostile environment. Established in 1993, the course was the first of its kind and has since become the benchmark for hostile environment training in many sectors. Surviving Hostile Regions will show you how to reduce risks, increase your effectiveness, and maximise control of any situation you're in.
Since each situation is unique, we deal in proven principles rather than suggesting that a situation will unfold in a specified manner - to think that is a risk in itself. We show you what you can predict and how to think through the most likely scenarios, so that you are able to preserve your safety. We encourage self-reliance, and enable you to stay in control.
The skills and knowledge taught on Surviving Hostile Regions fall into four categories:
The training is delivered in a blend of lectures and practical scenarios, supported by video footage, demonstration weapons and materials. The programme is comprehensive and interactive, culminating in a series of challenging and realistic training exercises where you put what you've learned into practice.
AKE's Surviving Hostile Regions course is accredited by Edexcel. This means the course is externally audited to ensure it meets a consistently high standard of excellence. On successful completion of the course graduates are awarded the BTEC Level Four qualification.
Complimentary Trial of Global IntAKE
Course participants have the option to try Global IntAKE, AKE's country intelligence website; offering up-to-date analysis of international politics and security risks, what to do on arrival in-country, medical updates, detailed safety guidelines and a great deal more.
The Surviving Hostile Regions course is complemented by comprehensive Medical Notes, Cultural and Medical Considerations for Women, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Notes, and a pocket-sized Aide-Mémoire, which reprises essential course material in bullet-point form.
Working in Challenging Environments
Working in Challenging Environments is AKE's three-day course designed specifically for professionals and executives whose work takes them to a challenging or sometimes hostile environment. Our clients include energy, media, aerospace, engineering, NGOs, accountancy and mining companies.
Working in Challenging Environments is taught at one of AKE's international training centres, or we can bring the course to the location of your choice. Rather than offering a set course irrespective of your profession, we prefer to learn about you and your objectives first, and arrange course dates and a location that suit you, so you receive the most effective training possible.
The skills and knowledge taught are in four categories:
Travel Security Awareness
Security Planning & Contingencies
Working in Challenging Environments is complemented by an introduction to Global IntAKE, AKE's country intelligence and information website, comprehensive Medical Notes and Cultural and Medical Considerations for Women and AKE's Security Aide Memoire. Course participants may want to consider purchasing AKE's personal security pack, which is designed for business or private travellers.
Travel Safety Awareness
AKE's safety awareness and travel courses act as a stand-alone course or to reinforce and expand on the client organisation's policy and procedures for its personnel while travelling. We help you put the risks into perspective and give personnel the skills and confidence to deal with situations and thereby remain in control.
Our safety awareness and travel courses are taught at one of AKE's international training centres, or alternatively we can bring the course to a location of your choice. Rather than offering a set course irrespective of your profession, we prefer to conduct a training needs analysis with the client, find out what their objectives are first, and then arrange course dates and a location that suits them, so they receive the most effective training possible.
Depending on the client's travel needs and itinerary the course can be delivered as a targeted country workshop of a day's duration or as a Safety Awareness Travel Course over two days. The course is delivered in a blend of lectures and practical scenarios, supported by video footage and materials. The programme is comprehensive and interactive, and can include a series of challenging and realistic training scenario-based exercises where you put what you've learned into practice.
The skills and knowledge taught include the following categories:
Preparation & Travel Planning
Hotel & Residential Security
Medical & Prevention of Disease
Risk Assessment & Contingencies
Vehicle Travel & Security
AKE's safety awareness and travel courses are complemented by an introduction to Global IntAKE, AKE's online intelligence and information website, comprehensive Notes and Cultural and Medical Considerations for Women Travelers. Specific items of equipment appropriate to the business traveller are also available to purchase.
Surviving Hostile Regions Refresher/Advanced Course
It's important to keep the skills and knowledge you learned on Surviving Hostile Regions course fresh - you never know when you're going to need them. After a couple of years you may find that your skills are a little rusty, in which case it's essential to renew them, so you continue to have the confidence to deal with any problems in the field.
AKE's Surviving Hostile Regions Refresher/Advanced course is a three-day course taught in four complementary components: Awareness, Medical, Self-sufficiency and Planning with the emphasis on maintaining control and being self-sufficient.
The course is comprehensive, interactive and includes practice and planning sessions, including an overnight training exercise. You'll also learn new and additional skills not covered on the Surviving Hostile Regions course. The course is delivered in a 'hands-on' practical approach exercising much of the theory during practical scenarios.
The Refresher/Advanced course is complemented by Pre-Course Medical Notes with self-assessment questions, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Notes and Cultural and Medical Considerations For Women.