We operate across the UK and fully appreciate the value and importance of the outdoors sector within each of the four home nations.
Our Outdoors Employers' Group (OEG) membership and long term support for the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC) ensures that our UK-wide remit applies to all of the home nations.
We are an observer on the English Outdoor Council and work closely with a range of stakeholder organisations and employers across both England and the UK, for example:
- Association for Heads of Outdoor Education Centres
- British Activity Providers' Association
- Institute for Outdoor Learning
- Outdoor Education Advisors Panel
- Sport & Recreation Alliance
Although we work with a range of outdoor national governing bodies (NGBs) across the UK, we have a dedicated remit to assist Sport England recognised outdoors NGBs with workforce development.
Northern Ireland's rapidly expanding outdoors sector provided a perfect setting for a recent pilot of the Level 2 Award in Introductory Work in the Outdoors. The project provided valuable feedback on using the award as either a qualification or a set of standards within a number of different sized outdoors organisations.
SkillsActive's Northern Ireland Employer Committee has two outdoor employer members and we work closely with Sport NI and Outdoor Recreation NI / Countryside Access and Activities Network.
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We maintain a Scottish outdoor employers' committee, which provides us with direction and guidance on our work from a Scottish perspective. The group provides links into the Scottish Adventure Activities Forum, Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education, as well as our overall SkillsActive Outdoor Employers' Group.
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Contact is maintained with key Welsh outdoor organisations, both directly and through key partner organisations such as OEG and AAIAC. Specialised support is regularly provided to our Welsh national manager.
SkillsActive's Welsh Executive Committee has one outdoor employer member and we work closely with Snowdonia-Active and the Outdoor Partnership. Our overall SkillsActive Outdoor Employers' Group has Welsh representation.
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