EVOLVE and Managing Off Site Visits

Here you will find a range of nationally certificated courses designed for staff that have a responsibility within their establishment for the delivery, organisation and/or authorisation of off-site visits.

The following courses look at different aspects of Managing Off-Site Visits.

 

 

 

 

Educational Visits Coordinator (EVC&Head) Training

Course Overview

This course has been designed for staff who hold responsibility for overseeing advising and checking that the correct procedures have been followed by the relevant people when an off-site visit is organised.

A one day, nationally recognised, certificated course covering the management checks and procedures for offsite visits.  Including; identify benefits and barriers and the EVC’s role in promoting offsite visits; present a legal framework and the importance of following employer guidance; EVC responsibilities and the competence of staff; Key procedures for planning, leading and evaluating off-site visits.

Completion of this course will become expected for any EVC or Head

This course only contains a brief reference to the EVOLVE trip management system.  You may also want to consider booking on a using EVOLVE course.

Please be aware of the Guidelines ‘Safety & Good Practice in Managing Off Site Visits’. They can be found at www.elcvisits.org.uk .

 

 

 

Using EVOLVE
…the basics, specifically for Visit Leaders, EVC’s & Heads

Course Overview
This course has been designed for those staff within an establishment who are responsible for completing an EVOLVE form, who need a quick introduction to the EVOLVE system to get them started.

Please be aware of the Guidelines ‘Safety & Good Practice in Managing Off Site Visits’. They can be found at www.elcvisits.org.uk .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit Leader Training
…all you need to know to organise a visit

Course Overview
This course has been designed for those staff within an establishment who are responsible for organising trips.

A one day, nationally recognised, certificated course covering preparation and planning for visits followed by practical skills required for leading successful visits outside the classroom.

The course is a two module course, covering preparation and planning for visits followed by practical on the ground module covering practical skills required for leading successful visits outside the classroom.  The course covers the identification of relevant significant hazards and the importance of placing of successful control measures including supervision and group management strategies. Many of the examples used throughout the day will be specific to woodland, coastal, inland water and farm visits.  These include the areas the Scottish government guidance ( http://www.goingoutthere.co.uk/ )  lists as ‘venues with specific planning considerations’ and request LA approval for certain aspects of the visits.

Completion of this course will become expected for any visit leader wishing to take young people on all off-site visits.

This course only contains a brief reference to the EVOLVE trip management system.  You may also want to consider booking a using EVOLVE course.

The course is based both indoors and outdoors, please bring appropriate clothing and footwear and your lunch.
Please be aware of the Guidelines ‘Safety & Good Practice in Managing Off Site Visits’.  They can be found at www.elcvisits.org.uk .

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning a Residential

Course Overview
A look at how to implement a ‘Brilliant Residential’ at your school.

Brilliant residentials are school trips with at least one overnight stay, which are:

  • fully integrated with the school curriculum and ethos
  • designed and led by teachers and, where appropriate, students
  • inclusive and affordable for all students
  • deliberately and collaboratively planned to meet students’ specific learning needs, and to embed and reinforce learning back in school
  • part of a progressive programme of experiences
  • designed to include a wide range of new and memorable experiences
  • designed to allow space for students to develop collaborative relationships with both peers and staff
  • evaluated rigorously
  • supported by senior leadership and school governors.

 

 

 

 

 

Overseas ‘Off the Beaten Track’ Visits
…a must if you are organising a visit in these environments

Course Overview
A  short, certificated course covering preparation and planning specifically for overseas ‘off the beaten track visits’.
Completion of this course will become expected for any Visit Leader organising an overseas trip venturing into more remote or wilderness environments.

Dates
The course length is  2hrs
Available on request

Pre-requisites
An interest in taking groups on overseas ‘off the beaten track’ visits

Course notes and equipment list
Please be aware of the Guidelines ‘Safety & Good Practice in Managing Off Site Visits’.  They can be found at www.elcvisits.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Risk Assessing for Outdoor Learning
…how to complete a risk assessment for any outdoor lesson/ visit/ event

Course Overview
A  2hr, certificated course covering how to carry out and document a risk assessment related to any outdoor learning event.

Dates
Available on request

Pre-requisites
An interest in taking groups into the outdoor environment

Course notes and equipment list
Please be aware of the Guidelines ‘Safety & Good Practice in Managing Off Site Visits’.  They can be found at www.elcvisits.org.uk