Centre of excellence

We aim to not only offer great value, but look to apply the very best standards across all our activities. Everything we do, all the services that we offer, is properly accredited by the appropriate regulating national governing body. We are exciting, fun – and safe!

RYA (Royal Yachting Association)

Buzz Active is a fully accredited RYA (Royal Yachting Association) training establishment.

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating under power or sail and it is the standard-setting organisation for training and trainers alike.

All our windsurfing, powerboating and sailing courses are run to RYA certifications. And all our instructors are RYA qualified.

Moreover, the RYA has awarded us with Regional Academy status for our youth windsurfing programme and we’re an affiliate of the RYA’s ‘On board’ youth sailing programme.

Find out more about the RYA, as well as the national youth training schemes to which we are affiliated, at:


BCU and Canoe England

Buzz Active is a fully accredited BCU training establishment.

The BCU (British Canoe Union) is the umbrella organisation for canoeing in England, Scotland and Wales. It is responsible for leading and setting the overall framework for the three National Associations as well as representing canoeing interests such as coaching and competition at UK and international level.

Our training courses and instructors adhere to the courses and coaching standards outlined by BCU as best practice.

Find out more about BCU and Canoe England at:


The Adventure Activities Licensing Service (AALS)

Buzz Active is a licenced AALS provider. We follow all guidance provided by this licencing authority to ensure a safe and fun experience for all schools and groups using our two sites.

A licence is granted only after an inspection by the AALS. These inspections include a close check of the provider’s safety management systems with young people, and compliance with nationally accepted standards of good practice in the delivery of adventure activities to young people.


The LOtC Quality Badge

The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) is the awarding body for the LOtC Quality Badge. The Quality Badge certifies that an organisation provides:

  • Good quality learning outside the classroom; and
  • Manages risk effectively.

Buzz Active has been award the LOtC Quality Badge for both its Eastbourne and Cuckmere centres.

The LOtC Quality Badge:

  • Significantly reduces red tape for teachers when planning visits
  • Benchmarks effective risk management, combating cotton wool culture within schools
  • Gives schools the freedom and confidence to incorporate more learning outside the classroom into the curriculum.

The LOtC maintains stringent criteria and processes in awarding the LOtC Quality Badge, which spans 10 sectors from sacred spaces to adventurous activities and expeditions overseas.