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Educational Visits Coordinator Training
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Overseas Expeditions Fieldwork Course
Training courses from other providers

Training courses from other providers

A sample of training providers. Browse our collection of delicious links for more information on training available for expeditions.

First Aid © RGS-IBG

First Aid Training
First aid training is essential for every member of an expedition team. Research has shown that first aid trained staff are more safety conscious and have fewer accidents. View a list of training providers.

Interhealth© Interhealth

Interhealth 'Coping with Psychological Issues'
This Interhealth training course enables leaders of volunteers and expedition teams to spot early warning signs of psychological health issues in team members. For more information visit the Interhealth website.

Leave No Trace © Wilderness Foundation

'Leave no Trace' Courses
The Wilderness Foundation UK have developed courses teaching techniques to minimise the environmental and social impacts of travel and exploration. See the Wilderness Foundation website.

Canopy Access © RGS-IBG

Basic Canopy Access Proficiency (BCAP)
The Basic Canopy Access Proficiency course is a unique opportunity to learn the basics of roped access to the canopy and provides the skills necessary to carry out a range of projects in the world’s treetops. You will require a good level of fitness and an aptitude for working at height to attend these courses.

Awareness Training © A Nicholls

Awareness training for overseas travellers
Objective gap safety offer one day safety awareness courses every Wednesday, from July to February, in London and Edinburgh. Additional information can be found on our gap year pages.

Water Safety © S Reid

Water Safety
Far Frontiers are delivering the RLSS UK National Water Safety Management Programmes (WSMP) for school trips.This is a practical training course looking at increasing safety awareness when managing groups by or in water and providing basic water rescue techniques.

Photography © RGS-IBG

Photography
Wildscreen organises an annual two-day symposium for both professional and amateur photographers. Speakers often include Wildlife Photographer of the Year winners. For details of the event see the Wildscreen website.

Travel Writing © RGS-IBG

Travel writing and photography
Led by the editor of Traveller Magazine, Travellers' Tales offer practical courses with travel writers and  photographers. Courses include a one day introduction to travel writing in London and weekend creative retreats in Cornwall. 

Expedition Safety © RGS-IBG

Expedition and Fieldwork safety training
Training Expertise run a range of courses including tropical forest, desert, mountain and savannah safety courses as well as courses in planning and leading expeditions. 

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