Odyssey Outdoors

Advice, Support, Guidance, Training

Odyssey Outdoors provides a comprehensive Educational Visits Advice Service and related training, guidance and learning outside the classroom curriculum related training for teaching staff and others who work with children and young people. Odyssey Outdoors is run by Frank Edwards, an Educational Visits Adviser and member of the Outdoor Education Advisers Panel (OEAP). Frank has over 30 years experience of delivering training and outdoor activities for schools, teaching staff and others who work with children and young People.


In addition to our Educational Visits Consultancy Service, we provide OEAP accredited Educational Visit Coordinator and Visit Leader Training and, curriculum linked Outdoor Learning courses for teaching staff who want to make the most of their school grounds, local parks and other outdoor locations. We also deliver the Countryside Leader Award, a nationally recognised Award for school staff, youth workers and others who want to deliver walking and camping activities that could be used to deliver the Duke of Edinburgh's Award for students and young people within your establishment.


We provide:

  • Guidance & Support for Educational Visits
  • Countryside Leader Award - Training/assessment courses; ideal for school staff who want to deliver bronze and silver Duke of Edinburgh's expeditions
  • Midas (minibus) training and refresher courses
  • First Aid courses; from 4 day FAW to 3 hour Emergency training for students
  • Outdoor Learning Cards training
  • Environmental Cards training
  • Mapping of school grounds for orienteering
  • Construction of traverse and bouldering walls
  • Navigation courses
  • Mountain walking (UK)

Much of the above activity can be used for staff CPD, for students to engage in as part of Adventurous Outdoor Activities within PE lessons, or for people who want to learn new skills and benefit from engaging in outdoor activity.

All our instructors have the relevant Mountain Training Association NGB qualifications, are registered with the DBS service and Odyssey has public liability and professional indemnity insurance through Ascend & Bollington's insurance companies.