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EVC Update Training Day

with Paul Bond, Tuesday, 2 March 2021, 1.00-4.00pm via Zoom

Dates & Venues

    Learning outside the classroom has always been a hugely important component of a child’s Education. The benefits of time away from the classroom cannot be underestimated in this day and age. It enables pupils to build on their personal and social skills.  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.

    Nowadays, safety management practice and procedures are ever-changing. This course gives EVCs at all schools the chance to examine current guidelines in more detail and share good practice with other EVCs – this constitutes an invaluable part of the day.

    The issues faced by School EVC’s change over time and although EVC training does not formally lapse it is good practice for EVCs to ‘revalidate’ their award by attending update training.  Many organisations include a three-year requirement for EVC revalidation. This course will address current issues including:

    • Safeguarding: including issues raised by EVC’s attending the course
    • Trips in a climate of heightened security
    • Appropriate risk management procedures
    • Homestays
    • School policy documents
    • Review of contemporary resources from DCFS, HSE, AALA and other recent publications
    • Learning outcomes from recent incidents
    • What the papers say!
    • Inclusion/exclusion of pupils
    • Quality badges
    • Training and monitoring of staff
    • Online approval systems
    • Outcomes from school inspections
    • Analysis of the underlying benefits of educational visits
    • Provision of high-quality outdoor education
    • Scenarios and solutions
    • Mini buses and other transport issues

    Individual £60
    Group Subscription £120 (log in on up to five separate devices).  Prices exclude VAT.

    Webinar runs from 1.00pm to 4.00pm via Zoom. This will be a live event with no recording offered after the event

    Paul Bond

    Paul Bond

    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.

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