What We Do

The Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education aims to:
  • Support Local Authorities in the development of Outdoor Learning as part of Curriculum for Excellence
  • Promote and develop consistent good practice across Scotland for off-site visits through the implementation of Going Out There
  • Support the provision of Adventure Activities and residential Outdoor Centres

We do this through:
  • Working in partnership with Scottish Government and Education Scotland on matters relating to Outdoor Learning including adventure activities
  • Working in partnership with the Health and Safety Executive and Adventure Activities Licensing Authority on matters relating to the safe delivery of outdoor activities
  • Maintaining the Going Out There website on behalf of Scottish Government
  • Having representation on a number of national bodies relating to outdoor learning
  • Identifying and promoting good practice in outdoor learning
  • Offering informed and authoritative advice on outdoor learning at both local and national level
  • Providing training opportunities to support the delivery of OL at all levels
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Going Out There

'Going Out There' is the Scottish framework for Safe Practice in Off-site Visits. It has been developed in partnership by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education, the Health and Safety Executive, Education Scotland and the Association of Directors of Education, with input from other partners, voluntary organisations and providers.

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