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Gap Year Safety Course / Independent Travel Safety Course
Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
In-House Course (Min. 5 Learners)
Open Courses in London
In-House Course - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
If you have a group of candidates would like to attend the gap year safety or travel safety training, we offer in-house group courses (min. 5 learners) for clients throughout the UK and internationally.
The gap year safety / independent travel safety course can be delivered either at the client’s own workplace or at a training facility we will provide close by. Courses are run at the convenience of our clients; including weekends where required.
Open Courses - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
Our ‘open’ gap year safety courses / independent travel safety courses are open to anyone planning travel to any destination, for any length of time and of any age.
The courses currently take place in London although other locations can be added on demand. Please Contact Us if there is not a date currently published to suit your requirements.
One to One Consultation - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
Because regular open gap year safety / independent travel safety courses may not always be scheduled, we have made a one to one learning option available so individuals, couples or smaller groups can benefit from our expert training.
A one to one travel safety consultation may sound like a very expensive option, however as you’ll see from our fee structure, this is not the case.
Course Fees1 – Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
In-House Course - £354.00 course fee + £48.00 per learner. (min. 5 learners)
Open Course - £138.00 per learner.
1Fees include vat, course materials, tuition; there are No Hidden Extras.
We provide free tea, coffee and iced water; learners should make their own arrangements for lunch.
Travel Costs – We are based in Surrey (UK), but work across the UK and internationally. Where the delivery of services requires significant travel or overnight accommodation, any additional costs will be agreed in advance with the client.
How to Book - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
- Call Us - on 01784 434 392 or 0845 602 55 95 (low call rate from land-line) to talk to a member of our professional team of travel safety consultants.
- Complete our Booking Enquiry Form – for in-house gap year safety / independent travel safety courses and one of our travel safety consultants will respond to your enquiry promptly.
Course Description - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety
The independent travel safety course / gap year safety course helps individuals and groups prepare effectively to travel more safely. It provides them with the knowledge to make informed judgements both prior to and during their travels.
Our travel safety course has been developed to be effective for the mainstream ‘gapper’ as well as independent travellers of all ages and travelling to all parts of the world. It deals with the realistic problems which may be encountered; problems which can cut short or ruin a trip, lead to significant additional cost, create legal difficulties or result in health issues.
We examine the practicalities of travel as well as general travel safety issues. Our aim is to provide participants with comprehensive strategies to prepare effectively for their planned travel and to carry through these plans to ensure that they make the most of all the new experiences they encounter.
Course Summary - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety • Destination advice • Travel documentation & money • Travel equipment • Safe travel • Cultural awareness • Travel health • Ethical & responsible travel • Recognising, avoiding and dealing with crime •
Who will Training Benefit? - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety Course
Our independent travel safety course is designed for anyone of any age, planning to travel to any part of the world for any length of time. Travel is a great leveller, travelling introduces you to people from every background and every age; our course is effective for all.
The gap year safety course / independent travel safety course is suitable for first time travellers, those travelling to an unfamiliar destination or people who have not travelled for a period of time and are planning venture back out into an ever changing world.
Our travel safety course delivers the knowledge and confidence to people dreaming of independent travel but who may be concerned about all the horror stories they have heard, lack confidence or who do not know how and where to start planning.
We also develop specific courses for groups travelling to a particular part of the world or for corporate clients taking part in volunteering projects as part of their human resources team development strategies.
Training Outcome - Gap Year Safety / Independent Travel Safety Course.
On completion participants will be able to return to their travel planning with a sense of purpose and with the knowledge to allow them to travel with greater confidence; a confidence which when projected by a traveller, is one of the essentials ingredients in lowering their profile and thus risk reduction.
An understanding of cultural awareness helps learners reduce culture shock by providing an insight into what to expect on arrival in a new country. Understanding how to behave in order to show and gain the respect of local people, also provides a level of protection which helps make the most of new experiences encountered.
The gap year safety / independent travel safety course also gives peace of mind to friends and family members left behind when travel to remote parts of the world is undertaken. Our advice includes communication strategies with friends / colleagues / family members in the UK, to ensure that these lines of communication are maintained. Reducing the stress on people left behind, benefits the traveller as well as those left behind in the UK; the potential impact of this stress should not be underestimated.
Choose Safe Gap Year as your Training Provider
Safe Gap Year is a partner of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) Know Before You Go Campaign. We work closely with the FCO on a number of projects to raise awareness of core travels safety messages, these projects include; delivering travel safety seminars at Foreign & Commonwealth Office at King Charles Street in London and sharing stands at travel shows to create public awareness on travel safety strategies.
We also work with a number of schools, universities and private companies and organisations delivering travel safety information to their members.
Although we started out targeting our travel safety messages at the gap year traveller (hence our Safe Gap Year brand), we quickly discovered that our services were in demand from all sectors of the travel market and gap year is now only one strand of our client base. Our services are now sought by all and we deliver to the student market, the corporate market, career breaks, volunteering projects, all the way to those travelling in retirement.
Our advice is also sought by media organisations, who we regularly contribute content for.
We only employ experienced travel safety professionals to deliver our courses and provide client services. Their objective is to provide clients with the skills and knowledge to plan and execute their travel more effectively.
For more reasons why you should choose Safe Gap Year as your training provider for essential travel safety advice please visit:
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For further details please Contact Us or call us on 01784 434 392 / 0845 602 55 95 to speak with one of our travel safety consultants.