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Kingswood awarded Gold Standard Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge

Kingswood’s Peak Venture centre in South Yorkshire has been awarded the Gold Standard Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge.

The award is provided by the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC). Gold Standard is AHOEC’s quality scheme, developed to go beyond the standards set by the LOtC Quality Badge, AAIAC Adventuremark and AALA. Encompassing not just safety but also the best quality of provision.

Peak Venture was awarded the Gold Standard following a rigorous inspection which assessed the centre not only to do with the quality of learning opportunities but also cover leadership, environmental sustainability and demands evidence of continual improvement.

“The Gold Standard Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge is another example of how Kingswood is continually raising the bar on delivery standards and proving inspiring learning experiences to thousands of young people every year. Achieving the Gold Standard is a great accolade to the team at Peak Venture and not only have they been awarded the first ever Gold Standard in Kingswood they have opened the door to a quality assurance model that leads the sector”.
Matt Healey, Head of Learning and Adventure, Kingswood

Further details about the award can be found on the AHOEC website