Hostile Environment Operators (PSD) Course

No choreographed contact drills – No unrealistic scenarios – No micro-managing range safety staff.

This course is simply designed to get you ready for deployment to hostile environments by putting you through complex (British Military Stage 4 & 5) and realistic LIVE FIRING “Team” contact drills, as well as challenging scenario based training exercises, all of which will test you in a way that you may not have been tested before.

course description

The course is seven days of carefully selected tradecraft and mechanics, specifically pertaining to working in an “armed” capacity in a non-permissive, urban environment. Using an integrated learning approach, the course will cover numerous skills, subjects and techniques, in order to provide you with more effective, realistic and flexible tactical “response options” to situations that you may encounter when working in non-permissive, urban environments. The course is delivered in such a way that you will be able to adapt them to your own operating procedures, in your respective areas of deployment.

You will be taught how to fight your way out of violent situations and conduct several variations of live firing foot and vehicle contact drills and you will experience the challenges of extracting and advancing under LIVE FIRING conditions, in a purpose built “Street Scene” environment, where the normal confusion, noise and communication challenges, of an urban contact, are exacerbated by the inability to physically see your other team members, which changes the entire dynamic of a team contact drill – ‘lil bit different than doing it on an open range.

You will be put through numerous hostile environment scenarios, where you will be given a threat picture, a client and a task. Your soft-skills will be tested and you’re not-so-soft-skills will be expected to show themselves at the appropriate times, which will be for you to decide when that is. You will also be put through uncomfortable and cringingly awkward conflict management scenarios, where role playing “characters” will not make it easy for you. We place a lot of emphasis on your ability to think for yourself and deal with a situation in the way that YOU believe it should be dealt with. You will pre-brief and de-brief your team.

You will be taught our self-developed and unique “Surveillance Survey” procedure, which will teach you how to identify surveillance triggers and box locations, in order to identify where a surveillance team may set up on you.

We do NOT teach “J” turns or handbrake turns, simply because it is rare that a busy urban street environment will allow you the luxury of doing those evasive driving manoeuvres successfully, particularly in a 4-ton B6 G-Wagon.

We also cover House / Building / Vehicle Takeovers as extraction / safe haven, emergency response “options”.

Course Requirements

The course is designed for individuals and teams from the following communities:

> Hostile Environment Close Protection / PSD Teams
> Serving Military personnel

To attend the course, you must meet one of the criteria below:

> Be employed in an armed, CP / PSD capacity
> Be a newly qualified close protection operative wishing to deploy to hostile environments
> Serving military personnel

As part of Go Noisy’s code of ethics, transparency, oversight, accountability and personal liability process, you will be required to meet one of the following criteria, in order to attend this course:

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​> Have a valid and in-date SIA License (UK students only)
> Have a Criminal Background Check.
> Have a valid and in-date Military ID Card
> Have a valid and in-date Police ID Card
> Hold UK / US / NATO / FVEY Security Clearance

Please note the following:

> This is a physically demanding course and a good level of fitness is required.
> A minimum of 8 participants are required for the course to run effectively.
> The course is capped at 12 participants.
> You MUST hold a valid and In-date Drivers License.

We neither employ nor assist people with employment opportunities, after the course.

DISCLAIMER: Go Noisy reserve the right to refuse entry on the course to anyone who, we believe, is not acting in an honest and transparent manner. Furthermore, Go Noisy do not accept liability for what any individual may do with the firearms training they have received, once the course has ended and all course participants will be required to sign a firearms waiver, during the course booking process.

Materials Needed


> AR & Pistol platforms.
> Ammunition is supplied.


No military/camouflage clothing is required during the course. This is a CP/PSD course and we encourage course participants to dress in the same manner as they would “normally” work.

> Robust trousers/jeans
> A light jacket/blazer
> Shirts/t-shirts (preferably larger than normal)
> Shoes/boots/sneakers (no military type boots please)
> Suitable clothing for the Surveillance phase of the course
> Robust belt

Please bring comfortable trousers and soft footwear for the integrated combatives training.

Please avoid wearing expensive clothing on the range as there is a risk of them being ripped/torn/damaged.

Absolutely no short-shorts / boob tubes or flip-flops on the range please – you know who you are!

On the last evening of the course, we organise a BBQ at the range facility and you can absolutely wear what you want…we promise!


Please bring your own “operational” belt kit and equipment as it’s crucial that you train from a familiar platform. As a guide:

> Belt kit
> Pistol holster
> Magazine pouches/carriers (pistol & rifle)
> Rifle Sling
> Eye & Ear protection
> Bodyarmor

Course Dates

  • Oct 02-08
  • Nov 20-26
  • Dec 11-17

payment options

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  • YOUR DEPOSIT SECURES YOUR PLACE ON THE COURSE. Remaining balance to be paid within 14 days of the course start date.

  • Including breakfast, lunch, evening meal and all ammunition. (Accommodation can be booked directly through Force Center USA at…enter/accomodations/)


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