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Course Date

November 22, 2019

Course Cost

£110.00 per day

This is a two day programme. Day 2 - 20th January 2020

Course Time

10:00 - 15:30


Radisson Blu Edinburgh

80 High Street
The Royal Mile

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Cancellation and refund policy

  • Cancellations must be advised in writing/email 6 working 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 working days prior to the event.
  • For residential courses cancellation must be advised 28 days prior to the event.

Course Description

All teachers leading school trips and school trip 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, Monday 20th January).

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