Gap year safety course
Professional travel safety advice
If you saw the excellent ‘Long Way Round' TV series you may well have seen Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman being put through their paces on this course, prior to embarking on their epic round the world motorbike journey.
Fun and interactive
The course is delivered by means of interactive scenarios and role-play, lectures and hands-on learning. The instructors have an excellent understanding of young travellers and flavour the course will tales of scrapes and situations they themselves have encountered.
With some basic tuition, many misfortunes can be avoided
Participants in the course receive the same level of training given out to journalists and professionals who work in war zones.
Gap year safety course prices
Our one-day courses are held weekly in London (at The Troubadour ) in Earl's Court and occasionally at other UK-wide locations.
Price per person: £160.00
Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm
This includes a simple buffet lunch, cold drinks, tea and coffee. Each student will be issued with a travellers notes at the end of the course.
|Before you go||Researching your destination. Security advice and terrorism risk. Health issues and disease prevention. Culture, religion and laws. Insurance and money. Documents. How to keep in touch|
|What to Take||Kit, clothes, safety gadgets, first aid kits, electrical items e.g. mobiles, cameras, and security of your possessions.|
|Once you are there||Hotels/hostels. Changing money. Safe food and water. Dealing with authorities. Where and how to get help|
|Getting About||Travelling safely. Buses, trains, taxis etc. Checking out people you meet. Survival navigation|
|Medical Issues||Emergency first aid, staying healthy, climatic injuries, bugs, bites and bowels|
|For girls... by girls||Answering female concerns|
|Keeping Safe||Avoiding the dangers, from muggings to kidnapping. Surviving extremes: earthquakes, avalanches, fire, weather etc. Drugs and alcohol|