Safety Training Course
Stay safe as you travel
Dates for 2016
Want to find out more about our safety course? Check out this blog post and see what the course is like behind the scenes!
You’ll have the time of your life whilst away and we want to ensure that you have the skills and the know-how to do so safely. This one day course is specifically designed to make sure you are prepared for your travels and that you know as much as possible about travelling safely on your trip.
The course is run by an external company who specialise in travel safety and is specifically tailored to gap year trips. It is run by highly experienced travellers as well as ex-members of the British army.
In one day, students are given advice, warnings and responses to various situations they may face while travelling. The course is designed to teach the individual how to evaluate situations so they can avoid trouble and to give them the confidence to get off the beaten track and explore; i.e make the most of their gap year. The course has been running now for 7 years.
As well as providing invaluable safety training it is also a great way to meet other travellers before you go.
Prevention rather than cure
Everyone who travels around the world should give serious consideration to attending a safety course before they go. Whilst few travellers do run in to any serious trouble, a safety course gives peace of mind by helping prepare for any situation.
Fun and interactive
You will learn through lectures and role-play to get the most out of the day. The instructors are all experienced travellers and have encountered many of the situations themselves.
What the course will cover:
Researching your destination
• Security advice & terrorism risk
• Health issues & disease prevention
• Culture, religion & laws
• Insurance & money documents
• How to keep in touch
• Changing money
• Safe food & water
• Dealing with authorities
• Where and how to get help
• Emergency first aid
• Staying healthy
• Climatic injuries
• Bugs, bites and bowels
• Travelling safely in buses, trains, taxis etc
• Checking out people you meet
• Survival navigation
For Girls… By a Girl
• Answering female concerns
The course costs £160 per person. Bookings are transferable to another date up to 7 days prior to the start of the course. If cancelled, the following charges will be incurred:
Notice Period Cancellation Charge
7 – 14 days 25% - £40.00
2 – 7 days 50% - £80.00
0 – 2 days 100% - £160.00
I really found the course useful, even though I have been travelling many times. The advice and support you get is definitely worth it (especially as it could really help you when you're away!). Charlie and Claire are lovely, and they were more than happy to answer any questions that you may have, even if you think they are silly. Charlie and Claire really do encourage you to have the best time possible, but want to make sure that you are safe doing so.
We acted out role plays of certain scenarios, learnt basic first aid and received loads of advice about local culture around the world. Was great, loved it!
Danielle F - 2014