Learning Outside the Classroom

YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Awards at more than 70 of our Youth Hostels across England and Wales. This means that we have the greatest number of sites accredited by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) of any organisation nationwide - reassuring teachers that we are the right choice for educational school trips.

LOtC accreditation means that all our risk assessments, insurance and safety logs have been externally audited, and our delivery observed. Many LEAs recognise the significance of the LOtC badge, making your planning simpler.

The purpose of the Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge is to help schools identify good quality and safe providers, and to reduce the red tape you may face when planning educational visits. It incorporates existing safety standards for all types of activities and combines learning and safety into one accreditation for all organisations providing learning outside the classroom experiences.

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