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HUET - Helicopter Underwater Evacuation Training (Breath Hold Only)

About this course

This course is designed to enhance the safety of marine personnel who are engaged in helicopter transfers at sea.  It covers both normal and emergency safety procedures and includes dry evacuation training and practical underwater escape training using breath hold techniques.

Upon completion of the course, delegates should have sufficient knowledge:

  • to escape from a capsized helicopter
  • of inflation and use of lifejackets
  • of in-water procedures, including individual and group survival techniques
  • of rescue by one of the recognised methods available offshore.

Refresher training is recommended within four years.

The course is run on demand, please contact the Admissions and Recruitment Team for information or forthcoming availability. 

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.

Course information


Continuous assessment.

Teaching methods

Theory and practical sessions include:

  • use of helicopter simulator

  • helicopter personal survival equipment

  • aviation liferaft.



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