Educational value of Scotland’s Outdoor Education Centres

This guidance was commissioned in 2020 by the Scottish Government and developed by the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE) in partnership with Education Scotland, Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres and the Youthlink Scotland Outdoor Group.

The guidance is available to download:
OEC Fit for the Future Final Version 1.1

More information about Coronavirus (COVID-19): reopening and operation of outdoor education centres and reintroducing visits by schools can be found on the Going Out There website.

Additional information about outdoor education centres and the value of school excursions and residential experiences can be found on the websites for the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) and the Learning Away consortium.

Local Authority Outdoor Education Centres