Jersey Kayak Adventures gets top marks for educational visits
The scheme combines learning and safety into one easily recognisable badge for organisations providing adventure and learning activities. The badge offers both parents and teachers a guarentee of quality and the knowledge that appropriate safety standards are in place through the use of qualified staff and suitable equipment.
The scheme aims to reduce red tape by creating a single award. Organisations displaying the badge demonstrate they meet national standards, so teachers do not have to carry out their own risk assessments.
“Before this award outdoor activities and visits for UK schools were increasingly getting bogged down in masses of red tape.”
“Teachers often found it difficult to know whether an adventure company was really meeting the grade because you could have the right standard in one area, but not in another. This award shows that the correct standards are in place for all our activities.” Said Director Derek Hairon.
The company underwent inspection by UK asessor.
One of just 4 award holders in the Channel Islands Jersey Kayak Adventures organise sea kayak tours and kayak courses. Radio interview.
The company also offer guided walks on the seabed to explore the low water zone at Seymour and Icho Tower for adults and young people with Jersey Walk Adventures.
About the Quality Badge
The Learning Outside the Classroom Quality Badge is a nationally recognised benchmark that brings together all existing safety and quality badges into one easily identifiable mark of quality. The Quality Badge makes it easier for teaching professionals to organise LOtC activities by helping them to identify organisations providing good quality LOtC activities, reducing paperwork and red tape.
The Quality Badge is awarded to organisations which have pledged to engage in an ongoing process to sustain good-quality learning outside the classroom and have demonstrated that they meet six quality indicators.
These indicators show the provider:
- has a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively;
- provides accurate information about its offer;
- provides activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs;
- reviews the experience and acts on feedback;
- meets the needs of the users; and
- has safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively.
To find out more about the Quality Badge and to search for Badge holders in your area, please visit www.lotcqualitybadge.org.uk