Covered in this course

The School Trips Training (For Organisers & Support) course is broken down into 4 sections.

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.

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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.

An image depicting some of the relevant legislation that necessitates this kind of training

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.

A dark cartoon image where an adult figure is showing a child the safest way to go as part of school trips training for organisers

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 the documentation that may be needed for a foreign visit, the rules and regulations and the increased health and safety required abroad.

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School Trips Training for Organisers Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This School Trips Training for Organisers and Support course concludes with a 10 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 Organisers Certificate includes your namecompany name (if applicable), name of course takenpass percentagedate of completionexpiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

School Trips for Organisers Training Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 14 real user reviews.

3.57 out of 5
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.

Extremely long

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.

Well done

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.

Excellent easy to use course

Very beneficial and well structured training.

Not the best

No summary provided

Easy to use

Very detailed, quite long videos, some topics could have been summarised so that they are shorter.


might as well have just read it all in 2 minutes as it was all pretty common sense stuff

Read our full reviews for School Trips Training (For Organisers & Support).

Legislations relating to School Trips

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

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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