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IMPORTANT UPDATE 29 September 2020

Educational Visit Co-ordinator (EVC) training

The Outdoor Education Adviser and Health and Safety Team have reviewed the medium that EVC training is delivered through. It has been decided that this training would most effectively be delivered in a classroom format and currently we are not able to offer this at this time.

We will review the delivery of this training again in the new year (2021) and will ensure that the outcome of this is communicated to schools.


Swindon Borough Council has adopted the Outdoor Educational Advisors Panel (OEAP) guidance that is recognised as a National Standard and should be adopted by all Swindon Borough Council Schools for all visits. The web site gives guidance for roles and responsibilities for the Head Teacher, Visit Leaders, Educational Visit Coordinators and information for Parents.

Please follow the link below for all trip advice and guidance.

Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel website

Establishment Self Evaluation Form

EVC Check List

External Provider Checklist for non-LOtC badged providers

HSE - school-trips

Organising a Residential Visit mindmap

SBC Proposed Educational Visits Form

Visit Leader Check List

Visit Leader Emergency Action Card

General Visits and Trips Links

Information on a variety of visit related training courses

Council for learning outside of the classroom

Institute for Outdoor Learning

HSE guidance on school trips

Adventure activities licencing services Information

Plas Pencelli – Swindon’s Bandaged provider

Learning Outside the Classroom - Quality Badge – Award holders

Security Links

Government advice on travel 

Emergency SMS

Prevent Duty – Counter Terrorism and Security Act 2015

Advice for visits using public transport in London

Metropolitan Police advice for visits to London


If you are organising a trip abroad or to a major city please contact Richard Kemp at  for a guidance document.