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Exciting New Course for Journalists and Media Teams

As everyone is coming out of their varying Lockdowns around the world, journalists and media teams need to get ready to start travelling again. Some of us, have been travelling for essential work during these difficult times, when it has sometimes been necessary to still travel, but many journalists have concentrated on domestic news.

Do you need to start travelling?  Not travelled since Covid-19 stopped your travel?  Not sure or forgotten where to start and even forgotten how to pack your suitcase? (only joking!)

Do you need training to deploy on an overseas assignment to medium or high-risk locations?

Do you need your Hostile Environment Training (HET)/ Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) qualification but want to take advantage of blended learning?

We have now adapted our HET/HEFAT courses and developed a course which works with the restrictions we are findiing ourselves in.

The good thing is that our exciting new courses for journalists who plan to head off to challenging environments is that they can do this training in their own home or in the office in our virtual classroom. The thing we love the most about the virtual classroom is that you can be anywhere in the world in any time zone; we organise the whole thing for you via our online platform. We always make it interactive and use videos, breakout rooms, whiteboards and various other techniques to make you think you are still in a real classroom. It is definatley NOT death by powerpoint!!

For journalists and Media Teams, we are offering:

Option 1. Refresher First Aid/Trauma online course - 6 hours - designed for those who hold an in date Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) certificate. You will receive a certificate of attendance to use as CPD.

Option 2. Hostile Environment Training online course - 2 days - designed for those who want to do the security and planning element but who may chose to do their First Aid in their home country. You wil recieve a certificate of attendance.

Option 3. Hostile Environment Training course - 3 days 2 days online and 1 day face to face (UK) - designed to cover all our subjects, with the face to face day being the First Aid element allowing them to gain the Level 2 EFAW certificate - training location is near Bracknell (South of England) or in Cumbria (North of England)

Option 4. First Aid and Trauma for journalists Face to Face (UK) - 1 day - allows those who need to get back in date with their Level 2 EFAW certificate to do so, as well as those who feel rusty and want to do a refresher. Training location is near Bracknell (South of England) or in Cumbria (North of England)

How do I train staff in First Aid, if I do option 2, where there is a bit of First Aid but not extensive enough for what I need?

If they can come to the UK, we can run a full 1 day course. If travel restrictions make this difficult, then we wil help you and suggest the subjects you may wish to cover on a First Aid course in your own country. We can often assist you to find a First Aid trainer, as we have contacts worldwide.

Our Virtual Classroom

Our virtual classroom allows you to run any concerns by our experienced trainers and we make it personal, so small groups of 6 people. At the end of the training you will receive a certificate of attendance and access to our online handouts and videos.

Our MD, Caroline said, "It was weird travelling at the beginning of Covid, as you saw noone in the ariport, a cross between spooky and thinking that the world had ended. I saw noone from when I parked my car to when I got to the x ray machines. Even though I am an experienced and frequent traveller, it made me think about my personal security more than usual".

Contact us for more information on how we can assist your organisation on [email protected] or call us on + 44 (0) 1225 290210. At the moment, we are not running open courses for individuals, but watch this space as that is coming soon.