Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete online in just 45 minutes
- Fully online and easily accessible format
- CPD & IIRSM Approved Course
- Printable certificate available upon completion
- Essential training for staff working in Schools
- Free trial of this course available
- 'Refresher' courses also available
- Understand your responsibilities as an organiser or member of support staff
School Trips Training for Organisers and Support Course Contents
1. Planning a School Trip
In this section we look at where you’re going, why you’re going there and how you’re going to get there – by coach, minibus or private vehicle.
2. Health and Safety on a School Trip
This section looks at the importance of safeguarding, the need for adult supervision on trips and the requirement for first aid provision. It also includes step-by-step guides for emergency procedures – for managing the scene, contacting people and for preparing a written report about an incident.
3. The Trip
Once everyone is properly prepared, the trip can finally go ahead! This section looks at keeping pupils safe whilst on the trip and getting them home safely. It looks at rules and behaviour, headcounts, rendez-vous points, badges, remote supervision and the importance of good communication between everyone on a trip.
4. Residential Trips and Trips Abroad
Finally, in this section we look at taking pupils on trips that mean staying away from home – either in the UK or abroad.
In some cases this could be the first time a pupil spends a night away from their home and family – an experience in itself! We look at preparing parents and guardians – for example - what do they need to know? We look at documentation that may be needed for a foreign visit, the rules and regulations and the increased health and safety required abroad. We also consider the implications of different languages, customs and laws when going on trips to different countries.
Test & Certificate
This School Trips Training for Organisers and Support course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
Legislations relating to School Trips
The Common Law Duty of Care and The Children Act 1989 require that teachers do all that is reasonable to protect the health, safety and welfare of pupils.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires all employees to care for their own health and safety and that of others. In the case of school trips this means that teachers must take reasonable steps to protect their own health and safety, that of the pupils they accompany and also that of anyone else who may be affected by the delivery of the trip.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 requires risks to be appropriately assessed and measures put in place to reduce or eliminate risks.
The Adventure Activities Licensing Regulations 2004 requires providers of certain adventure activities to be licensed.
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 holds an organisation responsible if their activities were organised or managed in such a way that this caused or contributed to the death of someone to whom they had a duty of care.