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Accreditation

Lledr Hall provides outdoor activity courses that are safe, educational and fun. To show our commitment to high quality outdoor education we have gained a number of nationally recognised awards and follow a number of nationally acknowledged guidelines. We are members of several industry organisations who advise on best practice and safety.

AALA

AALA

Lledr Hall is licenced by the Health & Safety Executive to provide the following adventure activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Open Canoeing
  • Improvised Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Abseiling
  • Sea Level Traversing
  • Gorge Scrambling
  • Orienteering
  • Hill Walking & Mountaineering
  • Off Road Cycling (Mountain Biking)
  • Mine Exploration

The adventure activities licensing ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices. Inspections take place regularly and this rigorous process covers the safety management of activities, including risk assessments, staff qualifications and the maintenance of activity equipment.

To find out more visit the AALA website.

Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

Learning Outside the Classroom

The LOtC Quality Badge provides for the first time a national award combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into ONE easily recognisable and trusted accreditation scheme for ALL types of learning outside the classroom provider organisation catering to children and young people throughout the UK. The scheme is managed and developed by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom. The LOtC Quality Badge reduces the red tape associated with learning outside the classroom, making it easier for teachers and other education providers to incorporate LOtC into the everyday curriculum. This increases the likelihood of children having the opportunity to have wider educational experiences which directly benefit their educational attainment and social and emotional development.

In order to achieve an LOtC Quality Badge, providers must show that they meet a set of quality indicators:

  1. The provider has a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively;
  2. The provider provides accurate information about its offer;
  3. The provider provides activities or experiences which meet learner needs;
  4. The provider reviews the experience and acts upon feedback;
  5. The provider meets the needs of users; and
  6. The provider has safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively.

To find out more visit the LOtC Quality Badge website.

AAIAC Adventuremark

AAIC Adventuremark

Adventuremark is a non-statutory safety accreditation scheme devised by the Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC) for providers of adventurous activities that are outside the scope of the Adventure Activity Licensing regulations. e.g. providers working with adults and families, providers who deliver out of scope activities, providers delivering in scope activities in a low risk environment.

The Adventuremark badge confirms that the holder conforms to the necessary standards of good practice in all these situations. Adventuremark allows providers to demonstrate to their customers or users that arrangements for managing the potential risks of activities have been inspected and found to meet the AAIAC Provider Accreditation standards which define “good practice” in the adventure activity industry.

All Providers who hold Adventuremark will have undergone an inspection to confirm compliance. For more information visit the AAIAC website.

Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) Gold Standard Award

Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) Gold Standard Award

AHOEC is the organisation in the UK that represents Outdoor Education Centres and membership is peer judged against specific standards. Graham Burns, the manager of Lledr Hall, is a full member of AHOEC.

AHOEC Gold Standard takes the LOtC Quality Badge and the Adventuremark and extends it to a higher level as an assurance of a safe and quality outdoor experience. Lledr Hall was assessed by inspection and accredited as “excellent in all areas” against the following range of criteria:

  • Customer Care
  • Safety Management
  • Policy Organising and Planning
  • Facilities
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Quality Assurance
  • Performance

For more information on the AHOEC Gold Standard visit their website.

Eco-Centres Award

Eco-Centres Award
Since 2011 Lledr Hall held the Green Flag award.  This award has since been changed and is not longer applied.  Despite this we still follow the same ethos and continue to develop and build upon our own centre sustainability.

The Eco-Centres Award was a sister-programme to Eco-Schools and involved the same rigorous assessment criteria before a Green Flag award could be given. Many of the visiting schools to Lledr Hall are involved in the Eco Schools programme. By being involved in this scheme we continued to develop themes and concepts introduced in the classroom and across the school.

There were seven steps to gaining Eco-Centre status:

  • Forming an Eco-Centres committee
  • Doing an environmental review
  • Creating an Eco-Code
  • Producing an action plan
  • Monitoring and evaluating progress
  • Creating learning experiences
  • Informing and involving centre staff, visiting students and the wider community

 

Ofsted Outdoor Education Aspects of Good Practice

Ofsted was commissioned by the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) to undertake an evaluation of the personal development aspects of outdoor education with specific focus on the work of outdoor education centres. This report concentrates on the opportunities provided for students of age 9-16 years, in outdoor education, linked to aspects of the National Curriculum in PE.

To find out more visit the Ofsted Outdoor Education Aspects of Good Practice website.

High Quality Outdoor Education

The English Outdoor Council is an umbrella body for organisations involved in the provision of outdoor education, recreation and development training. They produced this publication listing ten outcomes of quality outdoor provision and giving advice to providers on how to achieve this. At Lledr Hall we use this document to help us plan and deliver our sessions to ensure they are of a high quality following the ten outcomes listed below.

  • Enjoyment
  • Confidence
  • Social awareness
  • Environmental awareness
  • Activity skills
  • Personal qualities
  • Key skills
  • Health & fitness
  • Increased motivation and appetite for learning
  • Broadened horizons

To find out more download this PDF document.

Institute for Outdoor Learning

Institute for Outdoor Learning

The Institute for Outdoor Learning encourages outdoor learning by developing quality, safety and opportunity to experience outdoor activity provision and by supporting and enhancing the good practice of those who work in the outdoors. As a member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning we have access to professional development & accreditation as well as models of best practice.


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Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres Adventure Activities Licensing Authority Association of Mountaineering Instructors British Cycling Canoe Wales - Canw Cymru Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge Institute for Outdoor Learning Salford City Council
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