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chris scott
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Posted on 14 December 2010 at 18:05
Hi folks

This is just a reminder that we will be hosting 2 workshops (see details below) on Adventuremark – which is the Non Statutory Adventure Activity Accreditation scheme – that has been approved as a suitable alternative to statutory licensing in Northern Ireland. However, DCAL have not yet repealed the legislation from the Assembly until they get reassurance that there is a reasonable uptake in this. Can I urge you therefore if you haven’t yet booked on one of these sessions – please do consider it – so that you have a clearer understanding of what is involved?

I firmly believe that it is in the industry’s interest to have such a scheme up and running in NI that can give reassurances to your customers, to the Government Agencies that promote adventure activities and to the schools and colleges that use the centres and providers.

Apologies if you’ve already booked on please disregard this email – however, if you or a representative member of staff from your organisation can attend – you would be very welcome.

The session at Tollymore is fairly busy – but so far we only have half a dozen people attending the session at the Share Centre.

Many thanks

Mike McClure

The lead agency for developing sport in Northern Ireland
Mike McClure | Countryside Recreation Officer |Sport Northern Ireland
House of Sport | Upper Malone Road | Belfast BT9 5LA
t: 02890 383855 | m: 07976 468914
e: mikemcclure@sportni.net | w: www.sportni.net
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Adventuremark Training Workshop

Sport NI is delighted to announce that the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure has approved that Adventuremark be implemented in Northern Ireland as a suitable alternative to a Statutory Licensing scheme for adventure activities.

Sport NI in partnership with the Adventure Activities Industry Advisory Committee (AAIAC) and with support from the NI Tourist Board will be hosting 2 training seminars for activity providers.

These seminars will be run by Iain Peter and Bob Barton from Adventure Activity Associates who manage the Adventuremark scheme on behalf of AAIAC. The aim of them is to help providers get a clear understanding of the process of application and inspection, the potential benefits of accreditation and the support that is provided through the scheme.


Training session 1
Date: 21st December 2010
Time: 2.00 – 5.00pm
Venue: Share Holiday Village, Co Fermanagh


Training session 2
Date: 22nd December 2010
Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm
Venue: Tollymore National Outdoor Centre, Co Down

To book a place on this please contact Aidan Creamer at Sport NI
Tel: 02890 383215
Email: aidancreamer@sportni.net

The programme is highlighted below

Workshop Programme

1 Welcome and introduction

2 Adventuremark in Northern Ireland – the story so far

3 A guide to Adventuremark

4 How does the inspection work?

5 What next for activity providers?

6 Questions and feedback


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ardclinisoutdoor
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Posted on 15 December 2010 at 10:16
Shame about the dates.
I will just have to listen to the feed back.
Damian Martin

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