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Training centre SWISSINT

Training courses for peace support missions 2022

46th contingent: January to April 2022 (national)
47th contingent: July to October 2022 (national)

Brief description: Operational preparations and training of the Swiss contingent for participation in the Kosovo mission of KFOR. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

 

LOT 36: January to April 2022 (national)
LOT 37: July to October 2022 (national)

Brief description: Operational preparations for the participation in the mission EUFOR ALTHEA in Bosnia-Herzegovina. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

 

SUNMOC 2022:  16 June to 8 July 2022
(international, course language English)

Brief description: UN certified course with international attendance for training and preparing for deployment of UN military observers of the United Nations (UN). The course language is English. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email

 

Cours 1/2022: 17 January to 28 January 2022 (national)
Cours 2/2022: 18 July to 29 July 2022 (national)
Cours 3/2022: 19 September to 30 September 2022 (national)
Cours 4/2022: 14 November to 25 November 2022 (national)

Brief description: after successfully completing the deployment preparation course SUNMOC Swiss officers are trained in a special driving course for civilian categories. C1/D1. The two week driving course includes both theoretical and practical education. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

 
 

HEAT 2022: 30 May to 3 June 2022
(international, course language English)

Brief description: international basic course for specific security relevant issues in crisis regions such as mine awareness, map reading, radio speech rules, personal safety, first aid and off-road driving training. This course is primarily designed for civilians who are engaged in areas where there is an increased risk. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

 

ICPSO 1/2022: 25 April to 6 May 2022 (national)
ICPSO 2/2022: 17 October to 28 October 2022 (national)

More courses on demand.

Brief description: A course to provide basic PSO knowledge and key security skills. Details of the course can be found in the course brochure, which is available below. Do you have specific questions? Then please contact us by email.

 
 
 

PSOR 1/2022: 10 January to 12 January 2022 (national)
PSOR 2/2022: 11 April to 13 April 2022 (national)
PSOR 3/2022: 11 July to 13 July 2022 (national)
PSOR 4/2022: 10 October to 12 October 2022 (national)

Brief description: The course is primarily designed to ensure and confirm that personnel who have previously completed the ICPSO are up-to-date with skills and knowledge. On successful completion of the course you will be recertified for deployment in your particular function. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

 

BWT 1/2022: 4 April to 8 April 2022 (national)
BWT 2/2022: 3 October to 7 October 2022 (national)

Brief description:  The course prepares participants on weapons handling for their deploy­ment in peace support operations within KFOR SWISSCOY in Kosovo or EUFOR LOT in Bosnia and Herzegovina. It also includes the ROE (Rules of Engagement) valid for the respective area of operation. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

TCCC/T3: 14 November to 18 November 2022
(national)
TCCC/T3: 21 November to 25 November 2022
(international, course language English)

Brief description: This course is intended to build up the essential skillset necessary for you to effectively provide care to wounded personnel in combat situations. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

Brief descripton: this five-day training of trainers course is run as a stand-alone module for Military Medical Personnel in the Balkans Area and the Balkan Medical Task Force. A specialized military medical team prepares for the challenges of international deployment. This course is conducted in Skopje (The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and admission is upon invitation only. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage. For more detailed questions, please send us an email.

 
 
 
 

Brief description: The Training centre SWISSINT offers its expertise to the Geneva Centres. As such the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GSCP) Swiss Peacebuilding Training Course is hosted and conducted in association with TC SWISSINT. The GSCP offers a two week professional training course on peacebuilding on behalf of the Swiss Federal Departement of Foreign Affaires for members of the Swiss Expert Pool for Civilian Peacebuilding and selected international participants.
Additionally the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) Non-Technical Survey Training (NTS) is delivered within the training facilities of TC SWISSINT. You find more information about the course in the course guide further below on this webpage or over the links GICHD and GSCP.

 
 
 

Mission-related training KFOR SWISSCOY and EUFOR LOT

SUNMOC: the Swiss UN Military Observer Course

More information about the training centre SWISSINT

The SWISSINT Training Centre is assigned to the SWISSINT Centre of Competence in Stans-Oberdorf. The Training Centre, which is located in the same town at the Wil Military Training Area, is where SWISSINT carries out its operational training. All members of the Swiss Armed Forces who will be deploying on a voluntary peace support mission are trained here by experienced professional and conscript soldiers and instructors from partner nations. Courses are continually adapted to requirements, operational needs and to include lessons learned in real-life missions. The Centre offers a wide range of courses that are geared toward civilians and members of the military from both Switzerland and abroad.

In the preparatory course for the deployment of unarmed UN military observers and staff officers (the Swiss United Nations Military Observer Course, SUNMOC), Swiss officers and foreign course participants undergo training in English – the language predominantly used in UN missions. SUNMOC is where experienced Swiss and international military observers put training into practise. In the summer of 2010, experts from the UN Headquarters in New York paid a visit to SUNMOC and positively mentioned the practical aspect of this course. The Training Centre was then certified by the UN as a recognised training establishment. This certification has since been regularly renewed. Training for UN staff officers at the SWISSINT Training Centre is now also UN-certified. 

Under the term Fo(u)r-Peace Central Europe (4-PCE), the SWISSINT Training Centre cooperates closely with training centres in the Netherlands, Germany and Austria to carry out its military observer course. The focus of 4-PCE is on sharing experiences and exchanging operationally experienced instructors to lead courses and ensure training remains up to date. International training is concluded with the joint BLUE FLAG exercise in the Lake Constance area. All partner nations contribute to this cross-border exercise that is carried out in Baden-Württemberg, Voralberg and Appenzell, and is designed to simulate a UN observer mission.

The biannual SWISSCOY and EUFOR LOT contingent training courses, which are up to 14 weeks long, are the most extensive and comprehensive courses members of the Swiss Armed Forces can take to prepare for deployment to Kosovo or Bosnia-Herzegovina. 

For their own safety, anybody staying in a crisis area has to undergo extensive training before deploying and observe certain rules while abroad. Training Centre instructors share their experience with local and foreign staff members of the FDFA / SDC before they deploy on humanitarian missions abroad, and with participants of practical security courses at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD). Civilian specialists receive personalised training to prepare them for peace support missions all over the world. Training modules include topics such as mine awareness, map reading, radiotelephony procedures and foreign cultures. The aim is to increase participants’ personal safety awareness and ensure they are able to move around safely in their areas of deployment.

Depending on the course, participants are housed in the barracks, in the course building or in the container camp at the Wil Military Training Area in Stans-Oberdorf. The camp is directly adjacent to the barracks and was designed to simulate camp life on deployment. It includes 234 office and housing containers, and has workspaces and accommodations for up to 216 people.

SWISSINT

Training Centre SWISSINT Kaserne Wil
CH-6370 Stans-Oberdorf
Tel.
+41 58 467 55 55
Fax
+41 58 467 55 66

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