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Online Learning in Outdoor First Aid Training

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The COVID-19 Pandemic has seen a wider shift to a range of online learning opportunities including webinars, podcasts, presentations, virtual, and live training courses. There has been a growing interest in the inclusion of a proportion of blended learning for Outdoor First Aid training.

Working with the Department for Education to restart residential school travel sector in Easter 2021 - UPDATE

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As I am sure you have seen, the Department has committed to reviewing its guidance in February with a view to reopening in Easter. This process will be supported by the new School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group (STSSG) who are working with the Department prior to February to address the challenges the residential sector is facing and put in place the right guidance and protocols to ensure we can restart in Easter 2021.

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Outdoor Learning COVID-19 Impact Survey III The Effects on Residential Outdoor Learning Providers

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A demand report from the School Travel Sector Stakeholder Group and the report from the very recent survey by UKOutdoors of the outdoor residential provider base.  This latter survey’s findings are consistent with an earlier survey by School Travel Forum and Expedition Provider Association confirming that the challenges describe extend across all forms of residential school visits.

The surveys were sent to the DfE on December 17th.



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