Safety Training Course

We want to ensure that you have the skills and the know-how to travel the world safely. This special intensive 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, and also how to avoid issues while you're away so you can make the most of your adventure!

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, who are determined to make sure that you have the confidence and knowledge to make sure you're comfortable with getting off the beaten track and making the absolute most of your time away.

What’s will I learn?

The course is designed to teach you how to evaluate situations so you can avoid trouble and give you the confidence to get off the beaten track and explore; i.e. make the most of your gap year!

You will cover a huge range of topics, including security advice, health and safety issues, cultural considerations, insurance and money, emergency first aid, travel safety, navigation, female concerns, & more.

As well as providing invaluable safety training it is also a great way to meet other travellers before you go!

Here are some of the highlights of what the course will cover-

  • Get the same in-depth safety training that Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman recieved before their round-the-world expeditions 'Long Way Round' and 'Long Way Down', as well as journalists preparing for conflicts zones!
  • Get advice about how to prepare before you go, including medical briefings, health and safety advice, what to take and more!
  • Tackle interactive scenarios to prepare you for any situation, and have fun with hands-on learning!
  • Ask any questions you have about travelling to knowledgable instructors who have done it all!
  • You'll also be issued with travellers notes at the end of the day, which you can take with you on your adventure

The day runs from 09:30-16:30 and includes lunch.

Please note, some courses may be held online, rather than in person. The course content will remain the same.

When Can I Do It?

  • 26th October 2023 (London)
  • 15th November 2023 (London)
  • 30th November 2023 (virtual)
  • 14th December 2023 (London)
  • 15th December 2023 (virtual)
  • 21st December 2023 (London)
  • 4th January 2024 (London)
  • 10th January 2024 (London)
  • 25th January 2024 (London)
  • 8th February 2024 (London)
  • 22nd February 2024 (Virtual)
  • 7th March 2024 (London)


How to Book: The course costs £175 per person (or £130 for online courses). If you would like to book your place on a Safety Training Course, please give us a call on 01892 277040. Spaces fill up quickly so please book sooner rather than later!

Customer Review

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. 

Danielle F

Want to find out more about our safety course? Check out this blog post and see what the course is like behind the scenes!