Learning Outside the Classroom


We believe that every young person should experience the world beyond the classroom as an essential part of learning and personal development, whatever their age, ability or circumstances.


What is Learning Outside the Classroom?


At its simplest, it is when young people move outside their immediate and accustomed environment to learn from first-hand experiences. For many learners that environment will be the classroom, but it may also be the village hall where the playgroup meets, a pre-school nursery, a youth club, a specialist facility for young people with learning disabilities and specific educational needs, or a further education workshop. Wherever young people learn, from the ages of 0 to 19, the principles of learning outside the classroom has a part to play as an integral element in that learning. All young people should experience learning outside the classroom and its benefits, not as a bolt-on to learning but as a central aspect of their learning experience.


The Quality Badge


Learning Outside the Classroom Quality BadgeThe Learning Outside the Classroom quality badge is awarded to providers who have pledged to engage in an ongoing process to sustain high-quality learning outside the classroom and who demonstrate that they meet six quality indicators. Rock & River has:

  1. a process in place to assist users to plan the learning experience effectively;
  2. provides accurate information about its offer;
  3. provides activities, experience or resources which meet learner needs;
  4. reviews the experience and acts on feedback;
  5. meets the needs of the users; and
  6. has safety management processes in place to manage risk effectively

LOTC Certificate Number: R2QB100752

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01704 822644