Dates & Venues
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not have any courses scheduled. We will be releasing dates as soon as regulations change.
This seminar is aimed at Educational Visit Coordinators, or other teachers with a significant part of that role (Directors of Sport, Heads of Outdoor Education). It is suitable for teachers newly appointed to this role, as well as current incumbents.
The focus will principally be upon potentially hazardous activities, such as sports fixtures and tours, ski trips, outdoor education and cultural visits overseas. However, it will consider all off-site trips. It will look at the special responsibilities incurred by residential trips. The course is based on the National Guidance produced by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel and comes with their resources. Adopting National Guidance removes the need for each school to write and maintain their own comprehensive guidance (School Visits Policy) and gives users easy access to regularly updated and nationally recognised guidance. The content of this guidance is endorsed by the Health and Safety Executive, and also by the National Association of Head Teachers. A section of the seminar is devoted to Government advice and the Panel’s guidance in light of recent terrorist attacks.
This training is certified by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel.
- The role and responsibilities of the EVC and Visit Leader
- Consideration of resources (HSE, AALA, OEAP)
- Sports and cultural tours – hosting and accommodation arrangements
- Legal perspectives
- Resources and information for the EVC to provide Visit Leader training
- Awareness of recent incidents – some scenarios
- Preparing for Inspection
- School policy documentation
- Transport issues and minibuses
- Outdoor expeditions
- Contracting to Third Parties
- Staff to Pupil Ratios
- Emergency Procedures exercise
- Assessing competency of leaders and assistants
- Threats owing to terrorism
1 place £189 2 places £315 4 places £499
Seminar runs 10.00am – 3.30pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.
Paul is chair of the south-east region of the Outdoor Education Advisory Panel (OEAP) and sits on the National Executive. He has 30 years of experience in the outdoor industry in both the voluntary and the statutory sector as a practitioner and adviser. He was involved in the formulation of the new British Standard for expeditions and adventurous activities (BS 8848) and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.