Your outdoor education guidance documents – are they up-to-date?

Your outdoor education guidance documents – are they up-to-date?

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OEAP National Guidance is updated frequently – here’s an index of changes

The Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel (OEAP) is the professional association for outdoor education advisers and educational visits advisers.

The OEAP is also the body that has also produced National Guidance – which is the go-to collection of outdoor education and learning outside the classroom expertise. And the good news is that it’s available to all – free of charge.

How to check if your versions are current

Many teachers, heads, educational visits coordinators, local authority officers, employers and others download relevant documentation for use from time to time. But of course, things change. Regulations are amended.

The PDF document Table of Amendments, produced in May, lists dates and changes of National Guidance documents.

To make things really easy, each document name is linked directly to the relevant download on the OEAP website, making it a really useful reference.

OEAP NG Table of Amendments »


An introduction to OEAP National Guidance »

How to find an adviser for educational visits

How to find an adviser for educational visits

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Learning outside the classroom expertise is available across the UK

As the lead body for guidance, advice and training related to outdoor learning and educational visits in England and Wales, the Outdoor Education Advisers’ Panel (OEAP) supports members in their work with schools and services to children and young people.

“When planned and implemented well, outdoor education, offsite visits and adventurous activities contribute significantly to raising standards and developing knowledge and skills in ways that add value to everyday experiences in the classroom.”

They believe every child in every school should have access to a comprehensive programme of high quality outdoor learning, educational visits and adventurous activities as an integral part of their school curriculum.

“The OEAP recommends employing or engaging an OEAP member who can provide high quality advice and training. They have extensive, detailed and appropriate knowledge and experience of all relevant types of establishment and the range of outdoor learning, educational visits and adventurous activities that are provided to young people.”

How to find an OEAP adviser

OEAP members are advisers who support Local Authorities, schools and Academy Groups in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and many overseas settings. They work together to share and develop good practice in Offsite Visits, Outdoor Learning and Learning Outside the Classroom.


An introduction to OEAP National Guidance »