Use this page to search for 'Leading Educational Visits' training courses. Three categories of training courses are offered and you may search by type of course and / or Local Authority.

Educational Visit Coordinator (EVC)

Educational Visit Coordinator training is a nationally recognised, certificated course covering the management checks and procedures for offsite visits. This course is 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 (normally a senior manager).  

Visit Leader Training (VL Training)

Visit Leader Training is a nationally recognised, certificated course covering preparation and planning for visits followed by practical skills required for leading successful visits outside the classroom. This course is for staff who plan and lead off-site visits.

First Aid Training (FA Training)

First Aid training is for staff who plan and lead a variety of off-site visits. Courses options include: Emergency First Aid at Work, First Aid at Work, First Aid Re-qualification, Emergency First Aid at Work in the Outdoors, AED/CPR and Defibrillation training, and First Aid for Sports Coaches.

Duke of Edinburgh Award Training (DoEA Training)

Training is offered by several local authorities for staff involved in supervising and/or assessing Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions.

John Muir Award training

This training is aimed at helping teachers and youth workers understand the background and delivery of the John Muir Award, with practical and theoretical sessions to help them develop their understanding of how to practically deliver the award.

Water Safety

This is training for those working, leading and planning visits or activity in and around water margins. The likes of rock pooling, beach and waterside walks, river studies and some basic wading / controlled swimming activities.

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Going Out There

'Going Out There' is the Scottish framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits. It has been developed in partnership by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education, the Health and Safety Executive, Education Scotland and the Association of Directors of Education, with input from other partners, voluntary organisations and providers.

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