The rise of unemployment in the ‘70s and ‘80s was met by a ready response at Brathay.

Training skills were altered to the needs of the time and to ensure that they met with requirements of the Manpower Services Commission and its successors.

We became an Accredited Training Centre and much of our work became a model for others elsewhere. We played a leading part in the Development Training Advisory Group, a consortium including Outward Bound, Endeavour Training, YMCA, and Lindley Trust, which encouraged the wider adoption of good practice in what was now a large sector of outdoor management and youth training.

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