Born Outdoors – Outdoor Citizens Born Outdoors – ‘Campaign 22’ is being co-ordinated by the Outdoor Council and is supported by their members including AHOEC and Institute for Outdoor Learning. Spearheaded by Anita Kerwin-Nye, who is an advisor for both Institute of Outdoor Learning and Council for Learning Outside the Classroom and has been commissioned […]

Outdoor Learning Sector Conference 2018 7-9 November   AHOEC, with our key partners in the Outdoor Learning Sector aim to raise standards, credibility, perception and value of outdoor learning at a strategic level.   Working with like-minded colleagues in other associations and organisations who are as equally passionate about outdoor learning as we are, we […]

Finding high quality outdoor learning and residential experience has become easier thanks to   English Outdoor Council  www.englishoutdoorcouncil.org, The Council for Learning outside the Classroom www.lotc.org.uk  Learning Away  http://learningaway.org.uk/ And ourselves, AHOEC with the joint publication of handy flyer detailing the outcomes and qualities your provider should be delivering with you. The guide lists the […]

Learning Away’s Winter Residentials Campaign This week marks the launch of a new collaborative campaign from Learning Away to encourage schools to provide more residentials in the late autumn and early spring term, when the benefits are greater and the costs are often lower. We believe the impact of a residential is greater the sooner […]

The state of school residentials in England 2017 Today marks the release of our new study ‘The state of school residentials in England: 2017’. The study, which assesses the quantity and quality of residentials currently delivered in schools, is the first of its kind in England. Based on analysis of data from tens of thousands […]

***UPDATE*** Conference passed the motion by 97%. #NAHTconf Motion 4: campaign for protected funding to ensure children have access to outdoor education, passed 97% — NAHT (@NAHTnews) April 29, 2017 Louise Edwards, chair of The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC), will be taking a motion to National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) […]

The Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) have recently reviewed and approved the criteria for their Gold Standard provider accreditation, taking into consideration the overwhelming evidence from Learning Away about what makes a high-quality residential experience. The AHOEC Gold Standard was set up in 2009 and assesses the quality standards for outdoor education. […]

The HSE is carrying out a review of the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA), the terms of reference for which are now available. The review team will engage, both virtually and face to face, with government officials and stakeholders across all of Great Britain. The initial stage of engagement, starting now and concluding late January […]