It is advised that all establishments including all Staffordshire LA Maintained Schools and any other Academy or educational establishment that have signed up to the Entrust Educational Visits Advisory Service, have a fully trained EVC (This is a mandatory requirement for SCC maintained schools). This course will give up to date guidance, good practice and procedures to enable EVC to fulfill their role in assisting their establishment in the delivery of high quality, safe and enjoyable Learning Outside the Classroom experiences for their students.
The course is provided by the Outdoor Education Advisory Panel and delivered by the Entrust EVA following OEAP guidelines and core messages. It will give an overall insight into the benefits of Learning Outside the Classroom experiences including curriculum based visits,adventurous activities, residential and overseas visits. The attendees will be shown how and where to access guidance and be given examples of good practice. This will include information on formulating school policies and procedures, visit planning, use of providers, assessing competency of staff, risk benefit assessments,monitoring visits and evaluating outcomes. The course will make reference to Evolve but it IS NOT an Evolve Training Course. It is aimed at people who have been assigned the role of EVC at their establishment. These people should have experience of delivering or assisting with educational visits although this is not essential. If an attendee does not have this experience it is advised that they have a colleague back at their establishment who does has extensive visit experience and can assist the EVC with their role. The course will consist of powerpoint presentations with interactive tasks and discussions spread throughout the day to enhance the presentations and attendees learning.
This course will enable you to:
- Advise on the planning and delivery of Educational Visits within your establishment
- Know how and where to access current guidance including employer’s guidance and management procedures
- Monitor the outcomes of Learning Outside the Classroom activities within your establishment
- Manage the Evolve Educational Visits approval system on behalf of your establishment
All course material including booklets and handouts will be supplied
Suitable for anyone undertaking the role of Educational Visits Coordinator or overseeing Educational Visits at your establishment.