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Course Details

Introduction

The Objective Gap Safety course was launched in September 2002 and quickly established itself as a very useful course for the inexperienced traveller. Its 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. Objective was the first company to run dedicated Gap Year safety courses and remains the market leader. The course is not just about safety, we are determined that the individual makes the most of their travels, gets '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 masses more. Whilst called a Gap Year Safety course, many of those attending are also post university students.

 

    

Prepare and be safe

We teach young people how to prepare for their gap year 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.

Fun and interactive

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 wilh tales of scrapes and situations they themselves have encountered. We believe with a little thought, many misfortunes can be avoided.

Unbiased Advice

The course also offer the opportunity to discuss good 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. Over the last 10 years over two thousands travellers have attended the course and we have captured much of their tales, both good and bad, which we pass on during the day.

Our one-day courses are held weekly in LONDON (at The Troubadour ) in Earl's Court and occasionally at other UK-wide locations.  Private courses are also available on request. The Troubadour is close to Earl's Court and West Brompton tube stations.

Price per student: £160

Times: 9.30am - 4.30pm. This includes a simple buffet lunch, cold drinks, tea and coffee. Each student will be issued with travellers notes at the end of the course.

Offer: Book four people and one goes free - please call 01788 899029 to processs this offer.

Skype call option; In the event of someone not being able to attend a course we offer a Skype call training option at a cost of £40 + Vat = £48.00. The essentials to safe travel will be expalined during the call, please telephone or email the office to arrange.

Directions to Troubadour

  

Course Content

This is an overview of the areas we will discuss indepth, to maximise safety on your trip.

Before You Go

researching your destination:
security advice & terrorism risk
health issues & disease prevention
culture, religion & laws
insurance & money
documents
how to keep in touch

What To Take

kit, clothes
safety gadgets
first aid kits
electrical items e.g. mobiles, cameras
- what to take
- how to pack
security of your possessions

Over There

hotels/hostels
budgeting, money options and changing money
safe food & water
dealing with authorities
where and how to get help

Getting About

travelling safely
in buses, trains, taxis etc.
checking out people you meet
survival navigation
Dealing with corrupt officials

Medical Issues

emergency first aid
staying healthy
climatic injuries
bugs, bites and bowels

For Girls... By a Girl

Discussion of common female concerns abroad sexual harassment, appropriate dress code etc.

Keeping Safe

knowing the dangers, from
muggings to kidnapping

options if caught in a terrorist attack
surviving extremes: earthquakes,
avalanches, fire, rip currents, etc.
drugs and alcohol

 

 

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