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Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People in the Outdoors

21 February, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Child Protection Course

On this course you will gain an understanding of child protection in the outdoors. This is an ideal course for instructors, coaches, development tutors, teachers and youth workers working with groups in the outdoors.   The course meets the requirements of most National Governing Body’s Award’s Child Protection Policies such as Mountain Training (MTUK), British Canoe Union (BCU), MBLA/British Cycling and Sports Leaders UK. It is also a great course if you would like to complete some CPD on Child Protection.

Upon successfully completing this qualification you will gain the QNUK Level 2 Award in Safeguarding and Protecting Children and Young People (RQF). This award is accredited by Qualification Network UK, and ofqual awarding body.

The course is delivered over 6 hours, during which you will take part in a variety of indoor and outdoor activities designed to improve your understanding of child abuse, child protection issues, and how to report them. You will take part in scenario based learning with case studies, group workshops, and outdoor activities. At the end of the course you will undertake a multiple choice question assessment.

What do I need to bring?

You should arrive with clothing suitable for being in the outdoors. You’ll need to bring your own lunch but we will provide tea and coffee.

Who will my trainer be?

Our courses are all delivered by outdoor professionals who work across the outdoor industry. Your trainer will hold an safeguarding qualification, and have worked in a variety of different outdoor settings.

Is the course accredited?

Yes it is! Upon successfully completing the course you will be awarded the QNUK Level 2 Award in safeguarding and protecting Children and young people (RQF) which is accredited by Qualifications Network UK and is valid for 3 years. It is suitable for all outdoor enthusiasts who require child protection training by a National Governing Body Award or even an employer. Our previous customers have included mountain leaders, kayak/canoe coaches, forest school leaders and Duke of Edinburgh award supervisors.

This course meets the requirements of British Canoe Union’s Child protection policy.

What will I learn?

Your course will provide an introduction to child protection and safeguarding principles. You will gain an understanding of the Legislation relating to safeguarding young people, and Scotlands National approach to child protection- Getting it right for ever child (GIRFEC). You will also learn what constitutes as child abuse, including the four main categories of abuse. You’ll learn how to recognise abuse, how to respond to an allegation, how to refer the allegation on, and finally how record the information.


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21 February
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Andy Hart


Pinkston Watersports
75 North Canal Street
Glasgow, G4 9XP United Kingdom
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0141 332 5636