In addition to the standard BCU Approval, the SCA can offer ‘additional approval options’ to centres taking up Approval. If these options are of value to you they will represent a huge saving against other direct options to access them!
Adventuremark is a non-statutory safety 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.
Adventuremark allows providers to demonstrate to their customers or users that the provider's arrangements for managing the potential risks of adventure activities have been inspected and found to meet the necessary standards of good practice in the adventure activity industry.
AAIAC, have appointed Adventure Activity Associates Ltd as the Supervising Body responsible for operating Adventuremark and Inspection against the Provider Accreditation Criteria can be provided by Adventure Activity Associates (the 'Direct Route') or by an AAIAC Approved Scheme.
Adventuremark applies to all adventure activities and to all age groups in England, Scotland and Wales. For more information visit http://www.adventuremark.co.uk/
The BCU is now an AAIAC Approved Scheme Provider and can offer you an inspection against the provider criteria as an additional aspect of your BCU Approval saving you time, the need for a further inspection visit and money!!
Should you wish to apply for Adventuremark through the BCU you will need to indicate this on your application form and should note that the Application requires details of all other activities you offer and with the approval visit we include additional aspects of inspection and will include an observation of an additional activity delivery.
The Learning Outside the Classroom Badge (Adventurous Activities)
The Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality badge provides for the first time a national accreditation combining the essential elements of provision, learning and safety, into one easily recognisable and trusted Quality Badge. LOtC badges will enable schools to use the services of a 'badge provider' with confidence and, crucially, without any other checks. If you are a provider of Adventurous Activities and you would like to find out more about how the badge works visit http://www.adventurelotc.com/ The Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC) has been appointed as the awarding body for the Adventurous Activities badging sector.
The BCU is now an AAIAC Approved LOtC Provider and can offer you an inspection against the provider criteria as an additional aspect of your BCU Approval saving you time, the need for a further inspection visit and money!!
Should you wish to apply for LOtC through the BCU you will need to indicate this on your application form. You should note that the application requires details of all other activities you offer and that the approval visit will include additional aspects of inspection as well as an observation of an additional activity delivery.