At the European level, the outdoors sub-sector is a fast growing and developing activity area. The outdoors thrives in a wide range of delivery and employment contexts including public sector, commercial, charitable, not-for-profit and voluntary.
As a consequence, workforce needs (both paid and voluntary) are increasing rapidly and organisations operating within the sector are seeking well trained, quality workers (animators in this context), able to match the requirements of more and more demanding clients and users.
The CLO2 project is a Leonardo da Vinci European 2 years funded programme which started on 1st of October 2008 and led by SkillsActive, the UK Sector Skills Council for the Active Leisure, Learning and Well-being Sector. The main aim of the CLO2 project is to bridge from the Functional Map and Competence Framework, to the skills and learning outcomes delivered by the training providers in the Outdoors. In other words, the partnership composed of a mix of Outdoor Training Providers, Outdoor Employers and EU Networks from 11 European countries are working on the development of a formal link between the competences required by outdoor employers and the learning outcomes acquired by the employees through training supplied by training providers.
As part of the project, the partnership is undertaking a European survey that aims to give basic information about the outdoors sector across a wide range of 11 European countries. An accurate and up to date ‘picture’ of the sector is essential to promote the sector’s value both nationally and within the European Community.
The questionnaire should take only around 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in different languages. Any organisation that offers a service to customers or participants relating to the outdoors is encouraged to complete the survey.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED. MANY THANKS FOR ALL REPLIES.