Educational Visit Coordinator Training

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).

The focus will principally be upon potentially hazardous activities, such as sports fixtures and tours, ski trips, outdoor education and cultural visits overseas. 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. Adopting National Guidance removes the need for each employer or establishment to write and maintain their own comprehensive guidance 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.

The seminar is dually certified by PALOES and the OEAP. 

  • 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
  • Risk benefit analysis and management
  • Awareness of recent incidents
  • 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
  • Threat due to terrorism

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£175 plus VAT for one person

£295 plus VAT for two people

£199 for one delegate when course is outside UK

£359 for two delegates when course is outside UK

Accommodation available for the Prague course - please request information when booking

Includes lunch and resources

Course runs 10.00am to 3.30pm. Includes comprehensive resources, refreshments and restaurant lunch.

Guest Speakers

Andy Weston

Andy has more than 25 years of experience as a Director of Sport, Head of Outdoor Education and EVC in a variety of schools in the UK, Europe, New Zealand and South America. He now manages PADSIS and PALOES (The Professional Association of Directors of Sport and Leaders of Outdoor Education respectively) and consults in a number of related areas. He is a certified EVC trainer with the Outdoor Education Advisers' Panel with a specialism in Independent and International Schools. 

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