The course was launched in 2002 and quickly established itself as a very useful course for the inexperienced traveller. It's all about thinking safe and being aware of the different conditions that one might face abroad. Many of the strategies and tips are drawn from the work and courses we run for journalists and NGOs.
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Acclaimed Travel and Safety Courses for Gap Year Students
Objective Gap Safety was the first company to run dedicated Gap Year Travel and Safety courses and remains the market leader. The acclaimed course is not just about safety, we are determined that the individual makes the most of their travels, get 'off the beaten track' and explore. So, during the day we will also cover understanding key cultural and religious issues, getting on with the locals, how to take money abroad, catching taxis, getting the weather right and much more.
Whilst called a Safety Course for those on a gap year, many of those attending are also post-university students.
NEW! Virtual Gap Year Travel and Safety Course
Our Virtual Gap Year Travel and Safety course which means that you still get the same travel safety advice virtually via Zoom in preparation for whenever you resume your gap year travel plans.
The virtual course is just £130 per person - A four hour blended learning course broken down into a number of session totalling 5 hour sessions within a day. Numbers will be limited to a maximum of 8 people per course. Book online
Private courses are also available.
Face to Face Courses in London and Northamptonshire
New dates for these courses have now been added here
Prepare and be Safe whilst Travelling Abroad
We teach young people how to prepare for their gap year and year out and how to deal with problems they may face. Our intention is to help them recognise danger by teaching them to think on their feet and interpret the situations confronting them - without terrifying the living daylights out of them.
A Fun and Interactive Course
The course is delivered by means of interactive scenarios and role-play, lectures and hands-on learning. Our instructors have an excellent understanding of young travellers and flavour the course with tales of scrapes and situations they themselves have encountered. We believe with a little thought, many misfortunes can be avoided.
The course also offer the opportunity to discuss great places to visit, how to book, merits of travelling independently or with a Gap Year provider and anything else. In addition, do call us, night or day, if you need advice whilst travelling. We've trained over 5500 travellers on our courses and we have captured many of their tales, both good and bad, which we share throughout the day.
Private courses are also available on request. Contact us for more details.
Gap Year Travel and Safety Awareness Course - Price per Student: £175
Times: 9.30am to 4.30pm. This includes a buffet lunch. Each student will also receive a set of travellers notes to take away
Special Offer: Book 4 places and 1 goes FREE
Call 01788 899029 to process this offer.
Zoom calls or Teams Option
If you’re travelling on an expedition to a particular region and need some tailored, travel safety guidance, a Skype call/Zoom or Teams meeting could be an alternative option.
You should be aware that this call does not replace the general one day course and within the two hours, we can only offer some very specific travel safety advice. This option will not be as effective as the face to face, interactive one day course.
The two hour call option is £150.
An overview of the areas we will discuss in depth, to maximise safety whilst backpacking or travelling on a year out:
Before you Go
Researching your destination:
What to Take
Travelling safely; buses, trains, taxis etc.
For Girls... By a Girl
Discussion of common female concerns abroad: sexual harassment, appropriate dress code etc.
Knowing the dangers from
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