The Gold Standard

High quality outdoor education

This exciting development brings quality outdoor education to the fore. For many years the outdoor field and its clients have focused almost entirely on the safety of what we do. Whilst this is important it is time to move the debate on to quality as well as safety.

The AHOEC Gold Standard for Outdoor Education

All Gold Standard centres hold additional accreditation to the LOtC Quality Badge and Adventuremark


At any Centre displaying the Gold Standard logo you can be assured of a safe and quality outdoor experience. All Gold Standard centres are also accredited to both the LOtC Quality Badge and for Adventuremark. This gives further reassurance of the quality and safety of your chosen provider.

Gold Standard Centres

Centres awarded the Gold Standard

Further information

For more information on Gold Standard and an application form for those interested in applying see D-J Adventure and Consulting.

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Gold Standard