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Management of offsite visits training

Last updated on 24 November 2021

All courses share their core elements with the national training developed by the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel.

Management of Offsite Visits (EVC) training

Management of Offsite Visits (EVC) Training is designed for headteachers, managers and other staff who are responsible for the organisation of visits for young people, particularly those acting in the capacity of EVC (Educational/Enhancement/Enrichment Visits Coordinators) for their establishments. The widespread and increasing adoption of the ‘EVOLVE’ system, for the planning and notification of all levels of visit, means a greater focus can be placed on the principles behind the administrative processes involved with the organisation of offsite visits and Learning Outside the Classroom. This training is recognised by most Local Authority and Academy employers in England and Wales and is valid for at least 3 years.

Visit Emergency training

Visit Emergency Training was developed in the wake of the Alvechurch Coach Crash in 2012 and is intended to meet the needs of staff who may find themselves in the position of providing support to Visit Leaders in the event of an incident or emergency during an offsite visit. The course provides a framework for analysis in which people will be encouraged to look critically at their existing processes and procedures for dealing with visit emergencies.

All formal training courses offered by the Offsite Visits Advisory Service have to be traded, in keeping with other HCC provision.

Published courses below are usually provided at Stevenage or Apsley and charged at £145/head/day, with a maximum of 18 places per course. Please note that, in line with current policy, lunch is no longer provided although food is available from the canteens at both venues.

Visit Leader training

This one-day training is aimed at NQTs and other staff who may have little or no experience of leading offsite visits or activities. With a focus on active risk assessment and group management, the course covers the identification of relevant significant hazards and the importance of placing of successful control measures, including supervision and group management strategies. It provides practical advice in leading groups out of doors and participants should come prepared for a couple of hours walking outside.

The Group Leader Training courses are usually in Ware and charged at £145/head/day with a maximum of 12 places per course. Please note that, in line with current policy, lunch is no longer provided.

Snowsport course organisers training

Courses for 2021-22

Management of Offsite Visits (EVC) training

Course

Venue

Thursday 9th December 2021 Oak Room Hudnall Park Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, HP4 1QN
Tuesday 11th January 2022 Oak Room Hudnall Park Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, HP4 1QN
Thursday 27th January 2022 Mulberry Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ
Thursday 3rd February 2022 Oak Room Hudnall Park Hudnall Common, Little Gaddesden, Berkhamsted Hertfordshire, HP4 1QN
Tuesday 15th March 2022 Laurel Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ
Thursday 21st April 2022 Laurel Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

 Management of the Offsite Visits (EVC) update training

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Venue

Wednesday 16th March 2022 (AM and PM) Laurel Room, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Robertson House, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ

 Management of Visit Emergencies training

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 OEP Visit Leader training

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Snowsports course organisers training

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Venue

TBC (see home page on EVOLVE)  

*It is hoped to arrange additional dates in the near future to cover for those cancelled due to Coronavirus.

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Postal address:

Offsite Visits and Outdoor Education Team
YC Hertfordshire
Services for Young People
Hertfordshire County Council
Postal Point CH0022
County Hall
Hertford
SG13 8DF

First published 17 November 2020 - Last updated on 24 November 2021