“A ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.”

J. A. Shedd

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Guidance documents are organised into eight folders. You can browse these using the Contents menu above, or by clicking below.

Key Documents By Role

If you are an Employer, Governor, Head or Manager, Visit Leader, Assistant Leader, EVC or Parent, find the key documents for your role using Essential Guidance in the menu above, or by clicking below.


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OEAP Training

EVC Training
National Courses for your role as visit coordinator in your school.

Visit Leader training
Specific courses to ensure your visits are well planned and delivered Inspiring Activities.

Learning Cards
Outdoor Learning Cards (OLC) and Environmental Learning Cards (ELC) to allow your staff to take your curriculum outdoors.

For more information visit OEAP Training

About National Guidance

This guidance has been written for employers to adopt as their policy, and guidance for their staff to use.

Employers who adopt this guidance should have a policy document that directs staff to use this guidance, and sets out their specific arrangements for staff training, access to advice, notification or approval of visits, and monitoring.

For more information see the About NG tab in the menu.

Endorsements of NG

Sponsors of NG