Course Dates

Below is a list of the most popular courses we offer.  If you would like a tailor made course designed to meet your specific needs, please use the ‘Contact Us’ link at the top of the page.

 

To book on to an open course below.  Just click on the name of the course that you are interested in and a list of dates, venues and prices will drop down at the bottom of the page. 

placeholder 31st Oct 2017 - 2nd Nov 2017 First Aid at Work (3 Day)

Course
First Aid at Work (3 Day)
Price
£100.00
Availability
10 Places Available

Joining Instructions
 

Course:  

First Aid at work

Date: 

31st October, 1st November, 2nd November 2017

Times:  

09:00 - 16:00

(Regulations insist that individuals attend the course in full - please ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for any other commitments that you might have.)

Location:

Strong Roots Training Centre
Unit 2, Wharf Works
Long Buckby Wharf, 
NN6 7PP

Directions:

Directions to Long Buckby

From M1 motorway — from South

• Exit at Junction 16

• Follow A45 Daventry to traffic lights at Weedon

• Turn right onto the A5

• Follow the A5 north for 5 miles to crossroads

• Turn right to Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From M1 Motorway — from North

• Exit at Junction 18

• Take A428 towards Northampton

• Bypass West Haddon following the A428

• After 2.5 miles turn right to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From Northampton

• Follow A428 towards Rugby

• After about 9 miles turn left to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

Long Buckby is also accessible by train and bus.

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Lunch may be booked, alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch.

Clothing: 

Please ensure you are wearing comfortable clothing, this is an active and practical course. We recommend tracksuit bottoms a t-shirt and trainers.  

Venue
Long Buckby

placeholder 2nd Nov 2017 EVC Training

Course
EVC Training
Price
£100.00
Availability
Full

Joining Instructions
 

Course Details

Title: 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training (OEAP Registered)

Date:

2nd November 2017

Times: 

09:00 - 16:00

Course Rationale:

This training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools’ educational visits and off-site activities in line with National Guidance and current good practice, and thus help fulfil their Health & Safety obligations.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs in Independent Schools, Foundation Schools, and Academies. 

The course is also appropriate for EVCs in other schools where their employer (eg. Local Authority) does not provide such training, or where this has been agreed by their employer as a suitable alternative.

Course Content:

This course aims to equip staff with the key requirements to become a competent Educational Visit Co-ordinator. The course outlines key considerations in planning an educational visit, updating participants with current good practice in the supervision of young people. 

The course provides training in strategies used for risk management and risk assessment off-site, and will include sessions on:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • What the EVC needs to know
  • What the EVC needs to do

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

Course Tutors:

This course is provided by the following experienced trainer, registered with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel.

Jake - Outdoor Education Adviser

Certification:

Participants will receive an OEAP Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Cost:

£100.00 + VAT

Location:

The Showroom
Tritton Rd, 
Lincoln 
LN6 7QY

There is onsite parking

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day and a light finger buffet will be served.

Previous attendee's comments:

To be honest I was not looking forward to this course at all, as I was sure it was going to be dull. It turned out to be completely the opposite! I thoroughly enjoyed this day and found it really useful. I will be advising others to attend.
S. Patrick – Crabtree Infants (Hertfordshire)

Session was very informative as well as entertaining! I now have a cleare understanding of the role of an EVC and feel more confident in taking up the position.
Marsha – London Borough of Redbridge

Venue
The Showroom, Lincolnshire

placeholder 6th Nov 2017 - 7th Nov 2017 Paediatric First Aid (2 day)

Course
Paediatric First Aid (2 Day)
Price
£75.00
Availability
9 Places Available

Joining Instructions
 

Course:  

Paediatric First Aid (Ofsted)

Date: 

6th & 7th November 2017

Times:  

09:00 - 16:00

(Regulations insist that individuals attend the course in full - please ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for any other commitments that you might have.)

Location:

Strong Roots Training Centre
Unit 2, Wharf Works
Long Buckby Wharf, 
NN6 7PP

Directions:

Directions to Long Buckby

From M1 motorway — from South

• Exit at Junction 16

• Follow A45 Daventry to traffic lights at Weedon

• Turn right onto the A5

• Follow the A5 north for 5 miles to crossroads

• Turn right to Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From M1 Motorway — from North

• Exit at Junction 18

• Take A428 towards Northampton

• Bypass West Haddon following the A428

• After 2.5 miles turn right to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From Northampton

• Follow A428 towards Rugby

• After about 9 miles turn left to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

Long Buckby is also accessible by train and bus.

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Lunch may be booked, alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch.

Clothing: 

Please ensure you are wearing comfortable clothing, this is an active and practical course. We recommend tracksuit bottoms a t-shirt and trainers.  

Venue
Long Buckby

placeholder 8th Nov 2017 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)

Course
Emergency First Aid (1 Day)
Price
£65.00
Availability
10 Places Available

Course:  

Emergency First Aid at work

This 1 day course allows attendees to act as workplace first aiders in regulatory terms. It is appropriate where the risk assessment determines that a full First Aid at Work award may not be necessary. No previous first aid experience is required to attend this course. Offices and Schools are generally regarded as low risk environments in first aid terms, and this award is therefore appropriate in most instances.

Date: 

8th November 2017

Times:  

09:00 - 16:00

(Regulations insist that individuals attend the course in full - please ensure that appropriate arrangements are made for any other commitments that you might have.)

Location:

Strong Roots Training Centre
Unit 2, Wharf Works
Long Buckby Wharf, 
NN6 7PP

Directions:

Directions to Long Buckby

From M1 motorway — from South

• Exit at Junction 16

• Follow A45 Daventry to traffic lights at Weedon

• Turn right onto the A5

• Follow the A5 north for 5 miles to crossroads

• Turn right to Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From M1 Motorway — from North

• Exit at Junction 18

• Take A428 towards Northampton

• Bypass West Haddon following the A428

• After 2.5 miles turn right to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

• Turn left into green gated yard and we are directly in front of you.

From Northampton

• Follow A428 towards Rugby

• After about 9 miles turn left to Long Buckby, drive through Long Buckby Down Station Road into Long Buckby Wharf

Long Buckby is also accessible by train and bus.

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Lunch may be booked, alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch.

Clothing: 

Please ensure you are wearing comfortable clothing, this is an active and practical course. We recommend tracksuit bottoms a t-shirt and trainers. 

Venue
Long Buckby

placeholder 14th Nov 2017 EVC Training

Course
EVC Training
Price
£145.00
Availability
10 Places Available

Course Details

Title: 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training (OEAP Registered)

Date:

14th November 2017

Times: 

09:00 - 16:00

Course Rationale:

This training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools’ educational visits and off-site activities in line with National Guidance and current good practice, and thus help fulfil their Health & Safety obligations.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs in Independent Schools, Foundation Schools, and Academies. 

The course is also appropriate for EVCs in other schools where their employer (eg. Local Authority) does not provide such training, or where this has been agreed by their employer as a suitable alternative.

Course Content:

This course aims to equip staff with the key requirements to become a competent Educational Visit Co-ordinator. The course outlines key considerations in planning an educational visit, updating participants with current good practice in the supervision of young people. 

The course provides training in strategies used for risk management and risk assessment off-site, and will include sessions on:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • What the EVC needs to know
  • What the EVC needs to do

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

Course Tutors:

This course is provided by the following experienced trainers, registered with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel;

Jake Wiid, Outdoor Education Adviser

Certification:

Participants will receive an OEAP Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Cost:

£145.00 + VAT

Location:

MSE Meeting Rooms

103a OxfordStreet
London
W1D 2HG

Underground:
Tottenham Court Road Oxford Circus

We are only 500 yards from both Oxford Street & Tottenham Court Rd stations.

Paid car parking is available on Newman Street just opposite the venue.

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Lunch may be purchased locally, alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch.

Previous attendee's comments:

To be honest I was not looking forward to this course at all, as I was sure it was going to be dull. It turned out to be completely the opposite! I thoroughly enjoyed this day and found it really useful. I will be advising others to attend.
S. Patrick – Crabtree Infants (Hertfordshire)

Session was very informative as well as entertaining! I now have a cleare understanding of the role of an EVC and feel more confident in taking up the position.
Marsha – London Borough of Redbridge

Venue
MSE meeting rooms - London

placeholder 14th Nov 2017 EVC Training - Sefton

Course
EVC Training
Price
£120.00
Availability
18 Places Available

Course Details

Title: 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training (OEAP Registered)

Date:

14th November 2017

Times: 

09:00 - 16:00

Course Rationale:

This training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools’ educational visits and off-site activities in line with National Guidance and current good practice, and thus help fulfil their Health & Safety obligations.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs in Independent Schools, Foundation Schools, and Academies. 

The course is also appropriate for EVCs in other schools where their employer (eg. Local Authority) does not provide such training, or where this has been agreed by their employer as a suitable alternative.

Course Content:

This course aims to equip staff with the key requirements to become a competent Educational Visit Co-ordinator. The course outlines key considerations in planning an educational visit, updating participants with current good practice in the supervision of young people. 

The course provides training in strategies used for risk management and risk assessment off-site, and will include sessions on:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • What the EVC needs to know
  • What the EVC needs to do

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

Course Tutors:

This course is provided by the following experienced trainers, registered with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel;

Jake Wiid, Outdoor Education Adviser

Certification:

Participants will receive an OEAP Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Cost:

One FREE place per school who has bought into Sefton's SLA, Sefton Schools.

£120.00 + VAT

Location:

Professional Development Centre, 

225 Park Road, 

Formby, 

L37 6EW

Parking:

Parking is available on-site

Train:

Formby Railway Station 

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day. Lunch may be pre-ordered, alternatively you can bring your own packed lunch.

Previous attendee's comments:

To be honest I was not looking forward to this course at all, as I was sure it was going to be dull. It turned out to be completely the opposite! I thoroughly enjoyed this day and found it really useful. I will be advising others to attend.
S. Patrick – Crabtree Infants (Hertfordshire)

Session was very informative as well as entertaining! I now have a cleare understanding of the role of an EVC and feel more confident in taking up the position.
Marsha – London Borough of Redbridge

Venue
Professional Development Centre, Formby

placeholder 15th Nov 2017 @ 12:00 - @ 13:30 EVOLVE User Training

Course
EVOLVE User Training
Price
£40.00
Availability
18 Places Available

COURSE RATIONALE:

EVOLVE User Training is focused on the full use of the EVOLVE system. 

The course covers the role of the Visit Leader and EVC in relation to the system.

It is not a substitute for EVC training. 

TARGET AUDIENCE:

This course is aimed at new and existing Visit Leaders, EVCs, Heads and Admin Support

CERTIFICATION:

Participants will receive an EVOLVE Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

 

Joining Instructions
 

Course Details

Title: 

EVOLVE User Training

Date:

15th November 2017

Times: 

12:00 - 13:30

 

Cost:

£40.00 + VAT

Location:

The Showroom
Tritton Rd, 
Lincoln 
LN6 7QY

There is onsite parking

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided on arrival. 

Venue
The Showroom, Lincolnshire

placeholder 16th Nov 2017 EVC Training

Course
EVC Training
Price
£100.00
Availability
Full

Course Details

Title: 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training (OEAP Registered)

Date:

16th November 2017

Times: 

09:00 - 16:00

Course Rationale:

This training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools’ educational visits and off-site activities in line with National Guidance and current good practice, and thus help fulfil their Health & Safety obligations.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs in Independent Schools, Foundation Schools, and Academies. 

The course is also appropriate for EVCs in other schools where their employer (eg. Local Authority) does not provide such training, or where this has been agreed by their employer as a suitable alternative.

Course Content:

This course aims to equip staff with the key requirements to become a competent Educational Visit Co-ordinator. The course outlines key considerations in planning an educational visit, updating participants with current good practice in the supervision of young people. 

The course provides training in strategies used for risk management and risk assessment off-site, and will include sessions on:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • What the EVC needs to know
  • What the EVC needs to do

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

Course Tutors:

This course is provided by the following experienced trainers, registered with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel;

Jake Wiid, Outdoor Education Adviser

Certification:

Participants will receive an OEAP Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Cost:

£100.00 (exc. VAT)

Location:

The Meeting Venue

A1, North
Stoke Rochford Services
Grantham
Lincolnshire
NG33 5EW

Sat Nav's: NG33 5EW

Free on-site parking

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day and a buffet lunch will be available.

Previous attendee's comments:

To be honest I was not looking forward to this course at all, as I was sure it was going to be dull. It turned out to be completely the opposite! I thoroughly enjoyed this day and found it really useful. I will be advising others to attend.
S. Patrick – Crabtree Infants (Hertfordshire)

Session was very informative as well as entertaining! I now have a cleare understanding of the role of an EVC and feel more confident in taking up the position.
Marsha – London Borough of Redbridge

Venue
The Meeting Venue, Grantham

placeholder 30th Nov 2017 Snowsport Course Organiser Award

Course
Snowsport Course Organiser Award
Price
£145.00
Availability
12 Places Available

Aims and educational potential of a ski course Value of residential education
Skiing as a personal challenge

Planning and selecting a ski course
Pre-visit preparation and post course debriefing
Planning, permission, staffing, booking and selling the course, passports, insurance, currency, medical matters, fitness training, value of dry slope tuition, evaluation of total cost.
Selecting: time of year, tour operator, country, resort, accommodation, travel

Running a ski course
Travel. First day. Fire precautions. Monitoring ski classes. Illness and injuries. Ski tests. Evening activities. Responsibilities and discipline.

Ski clothing and equipment
Skis, sticks and boots: what to look for. Clothing: hire, buy, improvise. Outer clothing, Inner clothing,
Ancillary items. Leader’s kit.

Ski safety
Mountain hazards: cold, wind, precipitation, visibility, sun, altitude, rapid change. Ski Way Code.
Accident avoidance. Accident procedure. Group control. Hazards of ‘free skiing’

Times 9.00 – 4.00

Assessment This course is non-assessed.

Certification Participants will receive a certification of attendance at the course.

Registration
Following the course, in order to register as a Snowsports Course Organiser with Snowsport England (this is optional), you must send to Snowsports England:

  1. Attendance certificate (available on course)

  2. Proof of being able to ski to a minimum standard of competent ski plough turns (you do

    not need to bring this to the course)

  3. Completed application forms (available on course).

Venue 
Redbridge Drama & Teachers Centre,
Churchfields,
South Woodford,
London,
E18 2RB.

Nearest underground station is South Woodford (Central Line) approx 800 metres away.

Tutor 
Martin Tomlinson

Cost
£145 + VAT (includes SCO Course Pack & Going Skiing Handbook). 

Venue
Redbridge Drama Centre London

placeholder 27th Feb 2018 EVC Training

Course
EVC Training
Price
£100.00
Availability
18 Places Available

Title: 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training (OEAP Registered)

Date:

27th February 2018

Times: 

09:00 - 16:00

Course Rationale:

This training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools’ educational visits and off-site activities in line with National Guidance and current good practice, and thus help fulfil their Health & Safety obligations.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs in Independent Schools, Foundation Schools, and Academies. 

The course is also appropriate for EVCs in other schools where their employer (eg. Local Authority) does not provide such training, or where this has been agreed by their employer as a suitable alternative.

Course Content:

This course aims to equip staff with the key requirements to become a competent Educational Visit Co-ordinator. The course outlines key considerations in planning an educational visit, updating participants with current good practice in the supervision of young people. 

The course provides training in strategies used for risk management and risk assessment off-site, and will include sessions on:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • What the EVC needs to know
  • What the EVC needs to do

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

Course Tutors:

This course is provided by the following experienced trainer, registered with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel.

Jake - Outdoor Education Adviser

Certification:

Participants will receive an OEAP Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Cost:

£100.00 + VAT

Location:

The Showroom
Tritton Rd, 
Lincoln 
LN6 7QY

There is onsite parking

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day and a light finger buffet will be served.

Previous attendee's comments:

To be honest I was not looking forward to this course at all, as I was sure it was going to be dull. It turned out to be completely the opposite! I thoroughly enjoyed this day and found it really useful. I will be advising others to attend.
S. Patrick – Crabtree Infants (Hertfordshire)

Session was very informative as well as entertaining! I now have a cleare understanding of the role of an EVC and feel more confident in taking up the position.
Marsha – London Borough of Redbridge

Venue
The Showroom, Lincolnshire

placeholder 26th Apr 2018 EVC Training

Course
EVC Training
Price
£100.00
Availability
18 Places Available

Title: 

Educational Visits Coordinator Training (OEAP Registered)

Date:

26th April 2018

Times: 

09:00 - 16:00

Course Rationale:

This training course covers aspects of the law related to educational visits, risk assessment of visits, and the administrative requirements associated with off-site educational activities.

The course will enable EVCs to plan and manage their schools’ educational visits and off-site activities in line with National Guidance and current good practice, and thus help fulfil their Health & Safety obligations.

Target Audience:

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs in Independent Schools, Foundation Schools, and Academies. 

The course is also appropriate for EVCs in other schools where their employer (eg. Local Authority) does not provide such training, or where this has been agreed by their employer as a suitable alternative.

Course Content:

This course aims to equip staff with the key requirements to become a competent Educational Visit Co-ordinator. The course outlines key considerations in planning an educational visit, updating participants with current good practice in the supervision of young people. 

The course provides training in strategies used for risk management and risk assessment off-site, and will include sessions on:

  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Competence
  • Supervision
  • What the EVC needs to know
  • What the EVC needs to do

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhanced knowledge and understanding about the effective supervision of young people taking part in off-site activities and visits
  • Greater confidence and ability to act as the Education Visit Co-ordinator
  • Increased competence in risk assessing and managing risks on off-site visits

Course Tutors:

This course is provided by the following experienced trainer, registered with the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel.

Jake - Outdoor Education Adviser

Certification:

Participants will receive an OEAP Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the course.

Cost:

£100.00 + VAT

Location:

The Showroom
Tritton Rd, 
Lincoln 
LN6 7QY

There is onsite parking

Refreshments: 

Tea and Coffee will be provided throughout the day and a light finger buffet will be served.

Previous attendee's comments:

To be honest I was not looking forward to this course at all, as I was sure it was going to be dull. It turned out to be completely the opposite! I thoroughly enjoyed this day and found it really useful. I will be advising others to attend.
S. Patrick – Crabtree Infants (Hertfordshire)

Session was very informative as well as entertaining! I now have a cleare understanding of the role of an EVC and feel more confident in taking up the position.
Marsha – London Borough of Redbridge

Venue
The Showroom, Lincolnshire