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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 3 sections
- 1 Management Responsibilities
- 2 Risk Assessments for School Trips
- 3 Costs and Consent
This section looks at who is responsible for doing what in relation to school trips and what the legal requirements are.
In this section we consider the questions which should be asked when doing a risk assessment. We look at the different levels of risk and how risk assessments are done.
There are certain things schools can and cannot charge for. We look at this in relation to school trips and we look at the different insurances which are required for school trips.
About this course
This School Trips Training for Management programme looks at how the risks associated with School Trips are managed, and who is responsible for making sure this is done. It also looks at legal requirements, costs, contributions and consent.
It’s all about making sure that school trips are carefully planned, appropriately risk assessed and well managed.
In the past, the HSE have prosecuted schools that showed "recklessness or a clear failure to follow sensible precautions" whilst on school trips. Keep your students and staff safe when on school trips and avoid any health and safety breaches with our school trips training programmes.
There are two programmes on School Trips. This is the first. This one is for the Management team – the people in a school who are responsible for school trips.
The second programme is for the person who organises the trip and is also useful for anyone who helps out on a trip, including school staff and non-school staff acting as volunteers and helpers. The person organising a trip should do both courses.
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School Trips Training certificate
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Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.
This School Trips Training for Management 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.
What does my certificate include?
Your School Trips Training for Management Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.
Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.
15 real user reviews
The first two sections were fine, but the third section on costs had little relevance for the ways in which trips are run in independent schools. Overall, it didn't really get down into any examples or case studies of the types of risk mitigation measures that could be implemented - it was all very abstract and superficial.
Ver good course
This course has made me knowledgeable into having more of an insight as to when a school trip takes place as to what is fully involved. I enjoyed it.
Comprehensive and wide ranging
Video and Transcript provision is excellent. Website trial sessions exceptional.
Simple to follow and understand
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
very informative and detailed
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
Clear training. Test limited.
I thought the question re outdoor activity centres was unclear - I gave two different answers and both were wrong. I revisited the training to look at this again and was interrupted at the very end by a 'phone call from school. I returned to take the test (after 20 minutes) and was unable to do so i.e. could not get to the test and training started to run from beginning again!
A good guide to roles
A good course summarising roles and responsibilities for planning trips
Just let me read
It is tedious waiting for a video to be read, or going through the text one video at a time. If the entire transcript was in one pdf file I would have read it faster and I expect my recall would be better.
Why is this training important?
It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.
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.