LOtC Quality Badge Awards

At www.ukschooltrips.co.uk we are very proud that many venues we work with have been amongst the first to be awarded the prestigious Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them, say a big well done for their achievements and also to introduce them to you. These are venues that have booked with us because they currently have availabilty for educational visits and are interested in increasing their school trip bookings. There are other venues who have been awarded the badge but aren’t with us on www.ukschooltrips.co.uk

This badge provides for the first time a national accreditation combining the essential elements of provision – learning and safety – into one easily recognisable and trusted Quality Badge for all types of learning outside the classroom provider organisations. It is intended to assist schools in identifying external LOTC providers who deliver good quality teaching and learning experiences and manage risk effectively.

 


SCOTLAND

THE OUTWARDS BOUND TRUST – LOCH EIL CENTRE

CRAGGAN OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTRE – MORAYSHIRE

GLASGOW SCIENCE CENTRE

LOCHGOILHEAD – ARGYLL

KINDROGAN – PERTHSHIRE

NORTH EAST

KILLHOPE LEAD MINING MUSEUM – DURHAM

MOORHOUSE ADVENTURE CENTRE – TYNE AND WEAR

CARLTON OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE – MIDDLESBOROUGH

BEAMISH OPEN AIR MUSEUM – COUNTY DURHAM

NORTH WEST

VIRIDOR LAING WASTE EDUCATION CENTRES – BOLTON , BURY & MANCHESTER

WALBY FARM PARK – CUMBRIA

LANEHEAD OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE – CUMBRIA

THE BEACON MUSEUM – CUMBRIA

OUTWARD BOUND TRUST – ULLSWATER CENTRE

OUTWARD BOUND TRUST – HOWTOWN CENTRE CUMBRIA

CASTLESHAW CENTRE – OLDHAM

HARRIS MUSEUM & ART GALLERY – PRESTON

MOBEX LOCAL SOLUTIONS – LIVERPOOL

CONWAY CENTRES: BEESTON – CHESHIRE

CONWAY CENTRES: BURWARDSLEY – CHESHIRE

CONWAY CENTRES: DELAMERE – CHESHIRE

CONWAY CENTRES: TATTENHALL – CHESHIRE

WEST MIDLANDS

JAGUAR LAND ROVER – SOLIHULL

BEAR CREEK ADVENTURE – WORCESTERSHIRE

CADBURY WORLD – BIRMINGHAM

ABSEILING DERBYSHIRE – STAFFORDSHIRE

ARCHERY EVENTS – STAFFORDSHIRE

MOORLANDS BUSHCRAFT – STAFFORDSHIRE

CLOSER TO THE EDGE – WOLVERHAMPTON

WONDERLAND – SHROPSHIRE

HEART PARK – WARWICKSHIRE

HARTLEBURY CASTLE – WORCESTERSHIRE

SELLY MANOR – BOURNEVILLE

WOODLANDS ADVENTURE & OUTDOOR LEARNING – WALSALL

YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE

PARSONS HOUSE OPC – SOUTH YORKSHIRE

THE QUILT MUSEUM AND GALLERY – YORK

THORNTON HALL FARM COUNTY PARK – NORTH YORKSHIRE

CARLTON LODGE OUTDOOR CENTRE – NORTH YORKSHIRE

EUREKA! THE NATIONAL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM – WEST YORKSHIRE

YORK ART GALLERY & YORKSHIRE MUSEUM – NORTH YORKSHIRE

YORK CASTLE MUSEUM – NORTH YORKSHIRE

THE DEEP – NORTH HUMBERSIDE

PEAT RIGG OUTDOOR TRAINING CENTRE – PICKERING

NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM – YORK

EAST MIDLANDS

MANOR FARM – LEICESTERSHIRE

DERWENT PURSUITS – STAFFORDSHIRE

BURNUMS FARMYARD FRIENDS – NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

YEW TRAIL OUTDOOR CLASSROOM – LEICESTERSHIRE

WONDERLAND – TELFORD

AYSCOUGHFEE HALL -SPALDING

EAST ENGLAND

HOLT HALL FIELD STUDIES CENTRE – NORFOLK

COLNE VALLEY RAILWAY AND GARDENS – ESSEX

WHITWELL HALL COUNTRY CENTRE – NORWICH

BELCHAMPS SCOUT CAMP – ESSEX

BRAINTREE DISTRICT MUSEUM – ESSEX

HYLANDS HOUSE

HILLTOP OUTDOOR CENTRE

CELTIC HARMONY CAMP – HERTFORDSHIRE

LONDON

MUSEUM OF LONDON

TWICKENHAM RUGBY MUSEUM

SCIENCE MUSEUM LONDON

VEOLIA WATER ENVIRONMENT CENTRE – BUSHEY HEATH

CHURCHILL THEATRE – BROMLEY

LAMBOURNE END CENTRE – ESSEX

ZLS LONDON ZOO

BANK OF ENGLAND – LONDON

SOUTH EAST

ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK – SOUTHAMPTON

DRUSILLAS PARK – SUSSEX

PATH HILL OUTDOORS – OXFORDSHIRE

WILDERNESS EXPERTISE LTD – HAMPSHIRE

SHORTENILLS CENTRE – BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

ZLS WHIPSNADE ZOO

CHILTERN OPEN AIR MUSEUM – BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

THE SAFETY CENTRE – MILTON KEYNES

SWATTENDEN CENTRE – KENT

COUNTRYSIDE EDUCATION TRUST – HAMPSHIRE

COTSWOLD WILDLIFE PARK AND GARDENS – OXFORDSHIRE

SAYERS CROFT FIELD CENTRE – SURREY

PAULTONS PARK – HAMPSHIRE

THE RIVER & ROWING MUSEUM – OXFORDSHIRE

AARDVARK PRODUCTIONS -KENT

SURREY OUTDOOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT – ANGEL BLUE

SURREY OUTDOOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT – HENLEY FORT

SURREY OUTDOOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT – HIGH ASHURST

SURREY OUTDOOR LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT – THAMES YOUNG MARINERS

EAST HALL FARM – HERTFORDSHIRE

MELLOW FARM (THE OUTDOOR CLASSROOM) – SURREY

ESSEX OUTDOORS -ESSEX

BRADWELL OUTDOORS – ESSEX

DANBURY OUTDOORS – ESSEX

HARLOW OUTDOORS – ESSEX

MAEA Y LADE OUTDOORS – ESSEX

MERSEA OUTDOORS – ESSEX

MARWELL WILDLIFE – WINCHESTER

NEWLAND PARK ADVENTURE CENTRE BUCKINGHAMSHIRE

RIPPLEDOWN ENVIRONMENTAL CENTRE – KENT

KENCH HILL CENTRE – KENT

OBSERVATORY SCIENCE CENTRE EAST SUSSEX

SOUTH WEST

AT-BRISTOL SCIENCE CENTRE

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE – CORNWALL

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN – WICK COURT

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN – NETHERCOTT HOUSE

CASTLE QUARRY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE – GLOUCESTERSHIRE

SKERN LODGE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY CENTRE – DEVON

NATIONAL MARINE AQUARIUM – DEVON

LONGLEAT SAFARI PARK – WILTSHIRE

SLIMBRIDGE WETLAND CENTRE – GLOUCESTERSHIRE

CLEAR WELL CAVES – GLOUCESTERSHIRE

GLASTONBURY ABBEY – SOMERSET

MILL ON THE BRUE – SOMERSET

MOUNT BATTEN WATERSPORTS & ACTIVITY CENTRE – PLYMOUTH

STEAM – MUSEUM OF THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY – SWINDON

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN NETHERCOTT – HOUSE DEVON

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN WICK COURT – GLOUCESTERSHIRE

MINEHEAD ADVENTURE CENTRE SOMERSET

WALES

CMC ADVENTURE –  GWYNEDD

ADVENTURES WALES – GLAMORGAN

CONWAY CENTRES – ANGLESEY

FARMS fOR CITY CHILDREN – TREGINNIS ISAF

TECHNIQUEST – CARDIFF

PRO-ACTIVE ADVENTURE – TYN DWR

OUTWARD BOUND TRUST – ABERDOVEY CENTRE SNOWDONIA

FARMS FOR CITY CHILDREN – PEMBROKESHIRE

Winding House Museum / Amgueddfa Tŷ Weindio

PENDINE OUTDOORS – CARMARTHENSHIRE

NORTH FRANCE

KENT COUNTY COUNCIL HARDELOTE CENTRE – (CENTRE BASED IN FRANCE)


The Quality Badge will be awarded to providers who have pledged to engage in an ongoing process to sustain good-quality learning outside the classroom and who have demonstrated that they meet six quality indicators. The provider:

1. Has a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively;
2. Provides accurate information about its offer;
3. Provides activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs;
4. Reviews the experience and acts on feedback;
5. Meets the needs of the users;
6. Has safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively.

Each of these high-level indicators has a number of more detailed sub-indicators.

A package of support is now available.

At www.ukschooltrips.co.uk we are proud to say that we are going to be receiving training in order that we may train and support the venues we work with in order that you understand what to do in order to receive this prestigious award.

We anticipate that demand for this training will be high so please register your interest now by emailing: craig@ukschooltrips.co.uk

If you can offer a great learning experience at your venue or offer accommodation for educational visits and you are not currently marketed to schools, colleges, youth groups, nursery managers, childminders and families by www.ukschooltrips.co.uk and would like more information please contact: clare@ukschooltrips.co.uk

For more information on the Learning Outside the Classroom Manifesto please visit: www.lotc.org.uk

Please pledge your support to the manifesto at the following link:

http://www.lotc.org.uk/getdoc/c5832f5a-6fb8-4c51-8f5a-7d4e9233d502/Sign-the-manifesto

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Roman Circus Visitor Centre Colchester

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Denton House Hostel Keswick

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Bridge Command London

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African Insight Academy South Africa

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Seahouses Hostel Northumberland

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Mendip Activity Centre Somerset

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Pier Pressure Escape Rooms Brighton

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The Park VR Experience Birmingham

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Immersive Gamebox Manchester

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Immersive Gamebox London Shoreditch

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Port Lympne Safari Park Kent

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