EVC Courses

We are a registered provider for Outdoor Education Adviser Panel training courses.

Our training courses are suitable for all school staff who take responsibility for leading, planning or co-ordinating educational visits and other learning outside the classroom activities. These courses enable employers to fulfil their health and safety at work act obligations to provide appropriate training to staff aligned with national guidance.

Educational Visit Coordinator (EVC) training remains valid for 3 years, while Visit Leader training requires periodic updating.

EVC Training

This one-day nationally accredited 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. It will also help to fulfil their health and safety obligations.

This course is aimed at new and existing EVCs (re-validation courses are open to those within 6 months of their current expiry date, otherwise you will need to complete a new full course). 

Key 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

Visit Leader training

Visit leader training is a one-day nationally accredited course directed at colleagues who lead or plan to lead visits off site with parties of young people.

It is a practical based course which deals with dynamic risk benefit assessments, and allows the sharing of best practice together with opportunities to raise issues directly related to your setting.

Part of the course is delivered outdoors, so you will need to bring stout footwear and suitable warm and waterproof clothing with you.

Key outcomes

  • Recognising hazards
  • Practical risk benefit assessment in the field
  • Party management
  • Presenting a balanced rational for offsite education
  • Learning outside the classroom
  • An overview of national best practice
  • An overview of legal requirements


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