The nationally recognised indicator of good quality educational provision
The LOtC Quality Badge is the only national award combining the essential elements of provision - learning and safety - into a trusted accreditation scheme for all types of learning outside the classroom provider. 
The Department for Education guidance on Health & Safety on educational visits recommends that schools look for the LOtC Quality Badge when choosing external providers of educational visits. 
The scheme is managed and developed by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom




Covid-19 and the LOtC Quality Badge

CLOtC are keen to minimise risk and additional pressure for our accredited providers and schools at this challenging time therefore, in line with government guidance on social distancing, we are postponing all on site assessment visits for the foreseeable future.
Desktop audits will continue as usual and we will consider extensions to existing accreditations on a case by case basis. If you are concerned about maintaining your accredited status please get in touch at qualitybadge@lotc.org.uk or on 07545 696881   



Learning outside the classroom provider organisations

Organisations providing LOtC experiences for UK children and young people can apply for the LOtC Quality Badge. View the full eligibility criteria. As well as providing a robust indicator of the quality of your provision, the LOtC Quality Badge is also a useful development tool and you will receive support from CLOtC staff in developing and improving your provision. So, whether your site is a museum, art gallery, farm, nature reserve, adventure centre or cathedral, the LOtC Quality Badge accreditation could help you.