The nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision

The  LOtC Quality Badge provides for the first time a national award combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into ONE easily recognisable and trusted accreditation scheme for ALL types of learning outside the classroom provider throughout the UK. This includes museums, art galleries, adventure centres, nature reserves, science learning centres and farms among many other provider types. The scheme is managed and developed by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom

Benefits of the LOtC Quality Badge for children and schools

The LOtC Quality Badge reduces the red tape associated with learning outside the classroom, making it easier for teachers and other education providers to incorporate LOtC into the everyday curriculum. This increases the likelihood of children having the opportunity to have wider educational experiences which directly benefit their educational attainment and social and emotional development. Learn more about the benefits of learning outside the classroom.

Learning outside the classroom provider organisations

Organisations providing LOtC experiences for UK children and young people can apply for the LOtC Quality Badge. View the full eligibility criteria. As well as providing a robust indicator of the quality of your provision, the LOtC Quality Badge is also a useful development tool and you will receive support from CLOtC staff in developing and improving your provision. So, whether your site is a museum, art gallery, farm, nature reserve, adventure centre or cathedral, the LOtC Quality Badge accreditation could help you.