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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 Management Responsibilities
  2. 2 Risk Assessments for School Trips
  3. 3 Costs and Consent
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Image showing who is involved in school trips and their responsibilities as part of school trips training for management

This section looks at who is responsible for doing what in relation to school trips and what the legal requirements are.

Image representing the levels of risk on a school trip

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.

Image highlighting the different types of insurance that are available for schools as part of school trips training

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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Keith Wickham, a presenter of School Trips Training for Management

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Keith Wickham

The importance of School Trips Training for Management

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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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 10 question multiple choice test with a printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questions 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.

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School Trips Training for Management Certificate

25 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
Very useful content for the school staff

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

easy to follow

This user gave this course a rating of 4/5 stars

Relevant, concise, accessible.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Good explanations and able to review

This course is very good, it is clear and informative. You are able to go back to revisit learning, this is quick and offers a clear explanation. I like the extra button that offers extended information in some sections.

Good overview

This is a good short course to provide an overview of a school's responsibilities and highlights areas for consideration such as individual roles.

Very straightforward. Easy to listen to.

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Informative and very useful

This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very informative

It was very informative and helpful as I’m involved in booking trips

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.

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