Professional Licensing


Tangent Expeditions Ltd is regularly and independently assessed and accredited with the British Standard BS8848 by the Young Explorers Trust. This standard recognises the professional manner in which all aspects of Tangent’s overseas adventure activities are planned, financed and executed to the highest standard. It is a particular pre-requisite for school and youth expeditions.

Your venture is therefore provided by Tangent Expeditions Ltd to British Standard BS8848, Specification for the provision of visits, fieldwork, expeditions and adventurous activities outside the UK. Tangent Expeditions Ltd follows the professional standard and principles set out by the BS8848 British Standard for overseas expeditions. Tangent Expeditions Ltd uses YET as a competent, external and independent "other party" assessor of their conformity to British Standard 8848 as laid down in the specification. The assessment includes a sampling process for verification, but all ventures are subject to self-assessment in accordance with the standard. YET is not acting, of itself, as the arbiter of the quality of provision, but assesses provision by Tangent Expeditions Ltd against the standard to give assurance of good management practice. Ventures that include adventurous activities involve exposure to accepted elements of risk, challenge and adventure greater than those normally encountered in everyday life. Whilst such activities provided by Tangent Expeditions Ltd are subject to exacting safety management processes, it cannot be guaranteed that all possibility of resultant injury to participants, or others, is eliminated.

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All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to