Our ‘Brilliant Residentials’ online learning modules are designed for schools, whether you are a Governor, senior leader, visit leader or teacher. The modules allow you to follow a suite of training at your own pace. They draw on the real-life experiences and learning of schools we have worked with extensively through the initial action research project, and include numerous opportunities for reflection and planning.

There are 6 modules in total, each lasts about one hour. The modules give you the flexibility to complete the CPD in sections.  The training is tailored to suit your needs whether you are from a Primary, Secondary or SEND school, or whether you have limited or more extensive experience of planning residentials.

When you register for the online training you will be asked some simple questions which will personalise the modules for your needs.

The entire set of modules giving you over 6 hours of learning is priced at £50. You can try Module 1 ‘Introduction to Brilliant Residentials: Impacts, benefits and evidence’ for free. 

Enrol for all modules for £50

Try our Introductory module for free

Example online module content

Modules contain interactive slides, videos and a voice over expanding on the content within each slide.

Module content

Module title Description Max. length*
Module 1: Introduction to Brilliant Residentials: impacts, benefits and evidence
  • Introduction to Learning Away
  • Setting the context of Learning Away
  • The evidence: impacts and benefits
75 minutes
Module 2: Why are residentials brilliant?
  • What is it about residentials that means they bring impacts and benefits that day trips do not?
  • Why do residentials bring these impacts and benefits?
  • What is a ‘Brilliant Residential’?
  • How do Brilliant Residentials relate to your context?
  • Key challenges and how to overcome them
80 minutes
Module 3a: Planning a Brilliant Residential
  • Module 3A is for staff with limited planning experience.
  • Introduction to the Learning Away planning model in stages
  • Creating a simple plan for a residential
  • Creating a more detailed plan for a Brilliant Residential
65 minutes
Module 3b: Planning a Brilliant Residential
  • Module 3B is for staff with significant planning experience.
  • Introduction to the Learning Away planning model
  • Creating a detailed plan for a Brilliant Residential
55 minutes
Module 4a: Making Brilliant Residentials happen (primary)
  • Getting started: the big picture
  • Main practicalities
  • Safety: risk/benefit
  • Exploring other practicalities (scenario activity)
  • Advice, help and guidance
75 minutes
Module 4b: Making Brilliant Residentials happen (secondary)
  • Types of residentials in your school
  • Secondary school Brilliant Residentials
  • Exploring practicalities through case studies
  • Safety: risk/benefit
  • Progressive residentials
  • Advice, help and guidance
70 mintes
Module 4c: Making Brilliant Residentials happen (cross-phase)
  • Types of residentials in your school
  • Main practicalities
  • Safety: risk/benefit
  • Progressive residentials
  • Exploring other practicalities (scenario activity)
  • Advice, help and guidance
65 minutes

Enrol for all modules for £50

Try our Introductory module for free