Dates & Venues
SUITABLE FOR ASPIRING, NEW AND EXISTING EVCS WISHING TO UPDATE PRACTICES AND POLICIES This certificated course is based on the National Guidance provided by the Outdoor Education Adviser’s Panel (OEAP).
Learning outside the classroom has always been a hugely important component of a child’s education. The benefits of time away from the classroom are indisputable.
The EVC’s role is to help the school fulfil its Health and Safety obligations for off-site school visits by being involved in the planning and management of all educational visits.
Safety management practice and procedures are ever-changing. The issues faced by School EVCs change over time and, although EVC training does not formally lapse, it is accepted good practice for EVCs to revalidate their award by attending update training. Many organisations include a three-year requirement for EVC revalidation. All OEAP Trainer delivered courses are inclusive of certification fees.
- Safeguarding: including issues raised by EVC’s attending the course
- Trips in a climate of heightened security and Health & Wellbeing concerns
- Appropriate risk management procedures
- School policy documents
- Travel post Brexit
- Review of contemporary resources from DfE, HSE, DofE, AALS and other recent publications
- Learning outcomes from recent incidents
- What the papers say!
- Inclusion/exclusion of pupils on visits, inc Equalities Act
- Quality badges and selecting providers
- Training and monitoring of staff & visits
- Online approval systems
- Provision of high-quality outdoor education
- Scenarios and solutions
- Mini buses and other transport matters
1 place £189
2 places £319
4 places £499
Course runs 10am – 3.30pm. Prices include refreshments, lunch and resources. 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.