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Course Date

October 31, 2017

Course Cost


lunch included. Registration & coffee from 9.30 a.m.

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Edinburgh Hilton Grosvenor Hotel

5-21 Grosvenor St
EH12 5EF

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 days prior to the event.
  • We welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no additional cost.
  • A refund will not be granted if a registrant fails to attend or cancels within 6 days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

for School Trip leaders & Co-ordinators; Outdoor Education Co-ordinators

This two day programme is relevant to all teachers leading schools trips and School Trip Co-ordinators, and essential training for all teachers taking responsibility for a school trip for the first time.

The programme aims:

  • To      raise awareness of current issues and best practice
  • To      help schools to comply with local and national requirements
  • To      ensure all necessary steps have been taken to lead to a trouble free trip

The course will be led by Dr Susan Hamilton and Anne Darling, Child Protection Consultants, with input from colleagues in the sector with a wealth of experience in leading school trips, expeditions and exchanges at home and abroad.

Day 1 Preparing for Residential School Trips at Home and Abroad
Through presentations, case studies and discussion, delegates will:-

  • Consider best practice in school trips and exchange visits and working with host      families
  • Be informed of the legal issues applicable to school visits
  • Examine the procedures following a medical emergency
  • Understand the issues regarding medical confidentiality and consent
  • Gain access to resource materials to assist in the planning of school visits      including risk assessments
  • Consider evaluation strategies for school visits
  • Be informed of what to expect if investigated for a breach of Health and Safety legislation.

The SCIS course takes into account the national guidance ‘Going Out There - Scottish Framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits’, developed in partnership by the Scottish Government, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE) and Education Scotland, which provides a toolkit of risk assessment forms and other relevant pro-formas. 

Day 2 Safeguarding Pupils on School Trips: (please make separate registration for this day, Tuesday 23 January 2018)

The aims of this half day course are to:

  • Build on your experience, identify your issues, and be aware of the safeguarding and child protection context of school trips
  • Enhance your skills to screen information, apply thresholds, and take appropriate action
  • Understand the guidance on recording and information sharing, and the procedures to follow.
  • Examine the risks posed by E-technology to pupils and be aware of the curriculum implications.


** Please register as soon as possible, and by Friday 13 October at the latest


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For non members, please complete the name and address of your school for invoicing, or personal address if self-funding. Self-funding applicants are required to pay in advance. Non members will be invoiced before attending a course.

Once submitted a confirmation email will be sent to your email address. If you do not receive a confirmation please email

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