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Covered in this course
This training course is broken down into 4 sections
- 1 Planning a School Trip
- 2 Health and Safety on a School Trip
- 3 The Trip
- 4 Residential Trips and Trips Abroad
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.
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.
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.
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 the documentation that may be needed for a foreign visit, the rules and regulations and the increased health and safety required abroad.
About this course
In this School Trips Training for Organisers and Support programme we take a look at some of the things that must be considered when planning and delivering school trips, both in the UK and abroad.
School Trips for Organisers and Support Staff is a programme for the person who organises the trip, or anyone who helps out on a trip, including school staff and non-school staff acting as volunteers and helpers.
It may seem that there’s a lot to think about when planning a school trip, but this programme has been written as a guide to the process. It will support any procedures and guidelines already in place in a school, and will explain how to practically manage the risks associated with leaving the classroom.
There are two programmes on School Trips. This is the second. The first programme is School Trips for Management (the people in a school who are responsible for school trips.) We recommend that the person organising a trip should do both courses.
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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 Organisers & 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.
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Your School Trips Training (For Organisers & Support) 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.
18 real user reviews
Very clear and informative.
Well presented information which was easy to understand and retain.
A lot of unnecessary information.
Too many time consuming videos.
This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars
I found it very useful to have the details explained of local and international trips. There were lots of things that I had not thought to cover which I will now put into place. The pace and content of the course were were excellent.
A lot not relevant and basic
Videos were rather monotonous and time consuming particularly when a class based teacher. Yes important but limited time available and must be better ways to present the relevant info. A lot was very basic and obvious almost teaching us 'to suck eggs'. Key points only needed.
Although this covers a vast array of information regarding school trips a lot of the information is common sense or already known to those who go on trips. The course is an hour long and could easily be condensed into a much shorter course ensuring first aid, risk assessing and general info such as insurance is covered. Or it could be split into 2 courses, one covering local trips and a second covering residential as residential (domestic or abroad) is not needed by all teaching staff.
Really helpful tool to learn
Took way too long.
This could all be accomplished far quicker and more effectively. Why are TED talks the length they are? The information is fine but why take so long to put it across and then assess. Twenty minutes is achievable and could be far more positive.
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.