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Why Lindley2018-03-13T17:03:31+00:00


Why Lindley

With over 50 years of experience delivering personal development courses using the outdoors we have many clients who return year after year so we must be getting something right!

Leading organisations in our sector have developed – A guide to High Quality Outdoor Learning and Residential Experiences – download this PDF and see whether we match up to this independent guidance.

We’ve put a list of some key considerations together to help you with planning a trip, we’re confident we can tick them all. Download the list Key considerations Lindley can help you with.

It is always useful to talk to some existing users. We are always happy to put you in touch with some of our regular visitors. For a deeper understanding of what working with us is like here are a few case studies;

Primary School Case Study
Apprentice Case Study
Graduate Case Study

Awards Badges & Licenses2019-05-31T07:40:53+00:00

We are very proud to be delivering High Quality Outdoor Education and Residential Experiences for young people. Don’t just take our word for it, we have successfully achieved the following accreditations;

Adventure Activities Licensing (AALA) 

Adventure Activities Licensing (AALA) ensures that activity providers follow good safety management practices. This allows young people to experience exciting and stimulating activities outdoors without being exposed to avoidable risks.

Activities covered are under the headings; Caving, Climbing, Trekking and Watersports.

Further details can be found on the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority website alternatively you can view a copy of our licence


AHOEC (Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres) – Gold Standard

AHOEC (Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres) – Gold Standard a voluntary assessment scheme whereby centres are assessed against high level criteria in all aspects of the work they undertake.

“It is fantastic news that members of AHOEC are ahead of the game in badging their outdoor education centres. This is good for children as quality assurance is guaranteed, and good for schools who will have to worry less about risk management bureaucracy.” Mick Brooks, General Secretary, National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT)

Further details can be found on the AHOEC website

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge

Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Quality Badge provides a National accreditation combining the essential elements of provision – learning and safety.

Further details can be found on the Learning Outside the Classroom website


Adventuremark is a non-statutory safety scheme devised by the Adventure Activity Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC). This award covers those activities that do not come under the Adventure Activities Licensing such as ropes course, archery and zip wires.

Further details can be found on the Adventuremark website

Instructor Qualifications and Checks2018-02-12T12:51:47+00:00

Confidence in our highly experience and qualified instructors

All instructors have checks carried out throughout the The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). In addition to their qualifications or local sign offs if no relevant qualifications are held. We work with a number of awarding bodies, please visit the awards and accreditation’s page for further details.


Public Liability Insurance

Lindley Educational Trust does not insure visitors against personal accident, loss or damage, which is not caused by negligence on the part of Lindley or it’s employees, agents or subcontractors. This should be arranged through your party leader or by yourself.

View a Copy of our Public Liability Insurance

Safeguarding Policy and Procedures2019-02-11T12:06:18+00:00

Lindley Educational Trust takes it’s responsibilities for the protection of children, young people and vulnerable adults very seriously.

We take our responsibilities really seriously when working with Children, Young People and Vulnerable Adults – Read The Trust’s Child Protection Policy.

Our Management and Staff team are very experienced and we have considered all aspects of your stay. Balancing risks and benefits to ensure that everyone is safe and has enjoyable visit whilst having the opportunity to learn and develop.

We are happy to discuss accommodation arrangements and activities with you. Please do get in touch as appropriate.

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