Accreditation

Longrigg Centre’s tradition of providing quality, safety and value for pupils working together in the outdoors to develop transferable skills for school and beyond, is ratified through the achievement of the following awards:

 
AHOEC AwardAwardAALA Award
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Association of Heads of Outdoor Centres (AHOEC) awarded Longrigg a Gold Standard in recognition of the fact that the centre delivers an outstanding outdoor learning experience.
 
The LOtC awarded the centre the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality  Badge, which formally recognizes that Longrigg provides a safe and client-focused quality experience.  
 
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.   AAIAC has appointed Adventure Activity Associates Ltd. to operate Adventuremark on its behalf. 

The Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALA) has awarded Longrigg a two year license to operate adventurous activities. 
 
Rob Gregory,  Head of Centre said,“Holding these awards shows that we offer young people the type of high quality learning experiences they really benefit from. We're thrilled to get official recognition for our efforts and we look forward to welcoming even more children and young people from Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire to the Centre.”
 
“Longrigg Centre is unique in that pupils assist with all cooking and cleaning duties around the house. This is rarely seen now in outdoor centres and in the inspector’s opinion, this coupled with a very highly qualified and dedicated staff team delivering adventurous experiences to all pupils forms a valuable part of the pupils’ residential and educational experience.   This centre is a great asset for Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire and has been awarded the AHOEC Gold Standard Badge for quality among outdoor education centres.” 
Anne Salisbury AALA Inspector December, 2010.
 
Proven outcomes of our competitively priced Outdoor Education Courses are raised self esteem, self confidence and  raised attainment (click here for recent Ofsted report on learning outside the classroom
 
Longrigg  is fully equipped for Rock Climbing, Canoeing, Kayaking, Gorge Walking, Mountain Walking, Camping, Abseiling, Sea Level Traversing, Mine Exploration, Orienteering, Problem Solving, Raft Building and Field Studies.  With highly skilled and qualified staff, and an exceptional safety record, Longrigg can provide tailor made Outdoor Education courses of an exceptional standard in the great outdoors. 
 
We pride ourselves on giving you the opportunity to EXPERIENCE IT FOR REAL.

Partners and Associations

Outdoor Education Centre Sedbergh