RoSPA Level 2 Award for Risk and Crisis Management

Pre-conference Workshop

RoSPA Level 2 Award for Risk and Crisis Management

Lessons learned dealing with real incidents on trips make it very clear that the pressures put on schools during a trip emergency can be extreme but the burden is significantly less if staff have been specifically trained. 

This not only includes the trip leaders & assistants, but also the “base contacts”. 

The one & half day, Level 2 Award for Crisis Management for School Trips, is directed at trip leaders and teachers who lead or plan to lead visits off site or internationally with parties of young people. 

This is a course grounded in practice which deals with active risk management and allows the sharing of good practice together with opportunities to raise issues directly related to your setting. 

The course is designed to give the delegates confidence when planning, managing, attending a school trip with a focus on identifying and reducing risk, while giving them valuable experience at how to deal with an emergency or crisis should a situation arise 

Delegates who fully complete all aspects of the award will receive the: RoSPA Level 2 Award. 

Key Outcomes

  • Practical Risk Benefit in the field - ‘contributing’ factors

  • Planning trips & Safeguarding on trips/expeditions

  • Risk Assessment & Management

  • Dealing with missing students, fire safety on trips, home-stays & outdoor learning

  • Understanding - incidents, emergencies & crisis

  • Crisis Scenarios and the role of a “base contact”

  • Working with 3rd Party Providers

Who Should Attend? 

This training course is predominantly aimed at educators who plan, evaluate risk, and lead, assist or attend school trips in an international setting. School trips can be defined as an expedition, overnight sports tournament, adventurous journey, curriculum, community service, day trips. The course would also benefit outdoor education providers in Asia who are new to the industry or who wish to gain an understanding of the safety standards International Schools are aiming to adopt. 

Previous Knowledge 

No previous qualifications are required in order to attend this course; however, it is beneficial if at least some of the participants have some form of first aid training. Experience of having attended or previously led a school trip will be beneficial. 


Candidates will be guided through the course taking approximately 14 hours to complete the scenarios, practical’s and modular learning. 

Health and Safety during Training 

Health and Safety, identifying hazards and control measures to eliminate or reduce them is central to this training course. As delegates complete each scenario, they will develop skills and knowledge in how to assess situations, protect self, identify what the contributing factors was that led to the scenario, and how control measures could help mitigate risk. 


April 25-26, 2024

Overview Agenda

The design and structure of the two day course is to provide the key information but also practical scenario based learning. 

Day OneDay Two
Six (6) set Scenarios of 1 hour duration including a review.
Previous Incidents on School Trips
4 ‘hands on’ Practical
Near Miss Scenario: Table Top
2 ‘table top’.
Trip Planning
Duty of Care


Graham Wardle

Graham Wardle

Technical Advisor/Health Safety Consultant

Graham is a seasoned professional with over four decades of experience in various organizations and educational sectors across the globe. He has worked with National Centers for Sport, National Governing Bodies and International Schools in Asia. Graham has been an instrumental figure in promoting industry best practices and providing a range of organizations with technical advisory services and outdoor education consultancy.

Current-Trends has previously provided services to a range of Schools, Colleges, Adventure Providers, Outdoor Centers here in Asia and two UK Local Authorities, with nearly 40 years of experience in the sphere of adventure education, health & safety and facility management. Current-Trends and associates are committed to meeting the specific needs of International Schools and organisations that we work with around the world, helping them to manage the risks and maintain the highest standards. 

Current-Trends are trusted advisors to school Boards and Administrations and work closely with International Accrediting Agencies, UK and European National Awarding Bodies, along with the UK Outdoor Education Advisers Panel, the Outdoor Forum for South East Asian Schools (OFFSEAS) and the International Association of Athletic Administrators and Coaches (IAAAC). 

Written and developed by Current-Trends and Harrow International School Bangkok, this is the ONLY AWARD of its kind globally for Off-Site Ventures. It is unique and has been independently Approved by an Internationally Recognised Health and Safety Organisation: 

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). 

Garrie Jones

Garrie Jones

Outdoor Associate

With over 30 years experience in the outdoor Education industry, Garrie has worked in a variety of Roles in UK local Authority outdoor education centres, delivering National governing Body awards, coaching outdoor recreation Diploma, students. This has included Management roles in private outdoor providers, The Cont school Outdoor Department, Saudi Arabia, The Outdoor Department at Regents school, Pattaya and Currently employed as freelance Outdoor Associate in Thailand. 

His extensive experience with overseas expeditions as a trip leader, including Pre-planning, liaising with schools and 3rd party providers delivering a progressive and inclusive outdoor learning program, has given him a rounded overview of Outdoor Risk management. 

Prior to and during the Pandemic he spent time in the UK dealing with traumatised, emotional behavioural young people, in residential placements. As an immediate response worker for children who have experienced a crisis in their life, using tailored outdoor learning strategies. 

Garrie is now Two years into a carnivore journey.