Outdoor and Residential Programs
We have run a large number of programs for schools and colleges over the last 13 or more years and come across many teaching staff who find themselves on outdoor and residential programs either as volunteers or as salaried staff members frustrated because they are unable to assist or play any role in the program other than the direct supervision of students
Our workshops aims to provide the layperson with a basic knowledge of some outdoor activities and the mechanisms that should be in place to ensure the safety of the activities.
The content of the workshop can be tailored to cover the activities contained within existing residential programs operated by the attending school.
It will provide teaching staff with sufficient knowledge to evaluate the basic competency of an external provider if they are being used.
We will also cover the concerns of operating within South East Asia and response options should an incident occur alongside the schools recommended procedures.
These workshops are not intended to train activity instructors rather to highlight areas for future training and to inform staff what procedures are already in place within their own school and their responsibilities as a member of staff during outdoor and residential trips.
Star Awards and Coach training
For teachers wishing to supervise students whilst kayaking or canoeing on schools own facilities or inland waters then the BCU Level 2 coach award is the minimum required for this. The course itself + the pre requisite courses required to achieve this can be offered from the Wild Lodge. (BCU 2 star awards + foundation training) on demand.
For individuals the courses are offered within the lodge calendar several times per year.
Whitewater Rescue and Awareness
We also offer at the lodge a Whitewater training and awareness workshop for those teaching staff that may lead expeditions with a whitewater rafting kayaking or canoeing expedition provider. This workshop is designed to give practical knowledge and hands on experience of basic rescue techniques.
International Youth Award
For schools that are already operating the program we have a 2 day program for teachers new to the award. This is intended to give them a practical insight into the award itself and guidance on operating basic IYA training and expeditions. We can work with IYA unit leaders to tailor make this program to match standards and operating procedures within their own school.
For those that whish to start the award within their own school setting up from scratch we can offer an IYA group leaders course which provides instruction and guidance in setting up and offering the awards within a new school.
First Aid and Emergency First Response
We offer a number of courses under the Emergency First Response Program and these can be given as part of a residential visit, day trip or conducted on site at School.
We recommend that prior to outdoor workshops all attendee’s should have knowledge of basic First Aid and CPR procedures as covered in The Emergency First Responder Course or similar programs.
The Wild Lodge as a venue
In addition to our own programs based at the Wild Lodge we can also offer the lodge as a unique location for schools and colleges own in house training programs. Full A/V equipment can be provided and a number of unique locations offered in and around the lodge for presentations. Please contact us for further details.