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Essential Insurance
Insurance: Essential Insurance for those who run outdoor activities

JLT Adventure Activity Insurance Website - Click here.

Preferential rates for IOL members only. This offer is open to all companies with a turnover less than £150,000.

As the recommended Insurance Broker of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL), the Adventure Activity insurance scheme from Thistle Insurance Services (formerly JLT) have been specially designed for individuals, partnerships and companies with a turnover less than £150,000. Although we are also happy to review your insurance arrangements regardless of turnover, separate to the IOL scheme with our Lloyds Underwriter.

Talk to us today on 0345 872 5524 about:

• Employees Liability Insurance







• Public and Products Liability Insurance

The Adventure Activity Insurance Scheme is a leader in providing insurance for both activity centres and freelance instructors. We fully understand the importance of supporting, developing and promoting excellent practice in learning through outdoor experience. We recognise that every activity business is unique so have ensured that you have the flexibility to grow your insurance to match your particular requirements. And as your activities business grows, we can adapt your policy to suit you.

We also have a bespoke scheme for forest school leaders/bushcraft leaders/environmental study officers, who work on a freelance basis.

Under this scheme, a freelance instructor offering purely Environmental Studies can expect to pay just £169 inc IPT for an annual policy (depending on satisfactory completion on the proposal form) if they are a member of IOL. Please note: If you are trading under a company name, you are required to be an Organisation member with the IOL.

Visit the Adventure Activity Insurance Website, Or call us now on







0345 872 5524

Adventure Activity Insurance Scheme is a division of Thistle Insurance Services Limited. Lloyd's Broker. Authorised and Regulated by the Financial Services Authority. A JLT Group Company. Registered Office: 6 Crutched Friars, London EC3N 2PH. Registered in England No 00338645. VAT No. 244 2321 96. Outdoor Learning Services Ltd are Introducer Appointed Representatives of Thistle Insurance Services Limited.

Adventure Activity Insurance Scheme - Click here

 

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Insurance is also provided by Activities Industry Mutual
  • Activities Industry Mutual has been established for the industry, by the industry, following industry-wide research of AALA licensed adventure activities providers. AIM is managed by Regis Mutual Management Limited, a company of professional managers who specialise in running mutuals.
  • www.activitiesindustrymutual.co.uk
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Diary

For details see: IOL Events page or the IOL Accreditation Diary Dates.

July
14/07/2014 REMINDER to book for the IOL National...
REMINDER to book for the IOL National...
If you haven't booked for the IOL biennial National Conference on October 17th and 18th yet take a look at the info on line and book ASAP.


”http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=198
August
September
03/09/2014 IOL Bushcraft 2 day special event - S...
IOL Bushcraft 2 day special event - S...
A 2-day Bushcraft event in Somerset 3-4/9 - its already filling up! If you want to come book quickly! http://bit.ly/LVSvlI
12/09/2014 IOL North West Summer CPD Gathering
IOL North West Summer CPD Gathering
Following the success of last year's summer CPD gathering we are pleased to be holding an event for 2014.

at Ambleside

http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=126&EventId=2238

15/09/2014 LPIOL submission and interview dates...
LPIOL submission and interview dates...
http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=265
17/09/2014 APIOL Assessment - SOUTH Region
APIOL Assessment - SOUTH Region
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
19/09/2014 IOL North East Region Conference and...
IOL North East Region Conference and...
The annual IOL North East Region Conference and AGM

see:
http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=342

More detaails later
22/09/2014 Foundational Bushcraft Certificate As...
Foundational Bushcraft Certificate As...
Foundational Bushcraft Certificate Assessment

at Ross on wye

For more information see the IOL website www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=225
25/09/2014 APIOL Assessment - PEAKS Region
APIOL Assessment - PEAKS Region
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
30/09/2014 IOL Peaks event - Photography from a...
IOL Peaks event - Photography from a...
IOL Peaks event - Photography from a rucksack

at Castleton YHA

http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=126&EventId=2390
30/09/2014 IOL Peak Region Open Meeting
IOL Peak Region Open Meeting
Venue and times TBC
IOL Peak Region web page'
October
03/10/2014 APIOL Assessment - SOUTH WEST Region
APIOL Assessment - SOUTH WEST Region
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
10/10/2014 Enabling Expeditions & the DofE Exped...
Enabling Expeditions & the DofE Exped...
lOL East Region & DofE South East Region present:

Enabling Expeditions & the DofE Expedition Section

IOL East Region and DofE South East Region are offering a day of workshops and activities to
enable those who are involved in expeditioning with IOL, DofE or wherever they might find themselves.

http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=161
13/10/2014 APIOL Assessment - SCOTLAND
APIOL Assessment - SCOTLAND
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
17/10/2014 IOL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014
IOL NATIONAL CONFERENCE 2014
More information soon.....
20/10/2014 APIOL Coach Training Workshop
APIOL Coach Training Workshop
Venue and details TBC.
21/10/2014 APIOL Assessment - EAST Region
APIOL Assessment - EAST Region
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
29/10/2014 APIOL Assessment - NORTH Region
APIOL Assessment - NORTH Region
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
November
06/11/2014 APIOL Assessment - BIRMINGHAM
APIOL Assessment - BIRMINGHAM
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
14/11/2014 IOL Leadership Development Workshop I...
IOL Leadership Development Workshop I...
IOL Leadership Development Workshop IOL Leadership Development Workshop

at Dearne Valley Centre, Sheffield

Are you?
- thinking about or have just made the “senior instructor to leader/manager” transition?
- an established practitioner/leader who wants time out to reflect on what you have achieved and where you want to go next?
- an APIOL who wants to further develop your reflective practice?
- wanting to do LPIOL?

http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=126&EventId=2383
14/11/2014 APIOL Assessment - WESSEX Region
APIOL Assessment - WESSEX Region
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
19/11/2014 IOL SouthAPIOL Induction - TBC
IOL SouthAPIOL Induction - TBC
IOL SouthAPIOL Induction - TBC

Venue also TBC
24/11/2014 APIOL Assessment - WALES
APIOL Assessment - WALES
Venue and times TBC
IOL Accreditation Dates
25/11/2014 IOL Peak Region Open Meeting
IOL Peak Region Open Meeting
Venue and times TBC
IOL Peak Region web page'
December
01/12/2014 APIOL Induction - South West
APIOL Induction - South West
02/12/2014 APIOL Induction - North
APIOL Induction - North
APIOL Induction - North - 2nd December at Bendrigg Lodge. 2pm - 5pm.
03/12/2014 APIOL Induction - Peaks
APIOL Induction - Peaks
08/12/2014 IOL APIOL Induction - East
IOL APIOL Induction - East
IOL APIOL Induction - East
Venue and time TBC
19/12/2014 APIOL Induction - South
APIOL Induction - South
January
February
March

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Horizons Magazine & Online Shop

Horizons 66 coverProfessional Development for Outdoor Practitioners
Horizons (66) Summer
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IOL Insights

IOL Insights - June 2014
A quick tour of some of the activities undertaken by those working on your behalf for IOL and the outdoor sector.
Read More...

IOL Insights April 2014
Some of the activities undertaken by those working on your behalf for IOL and the outdoor sector and around the IOL Regions
Read More...
Land and WaveRoots and WingsAIM March 2014
Health & Wellbeing News

The IOL National Conference 2014 day 1 will have a main theme of 'Health & Wellbeing in the Outdoors'. With that in mind and with the topic being so important this is a news thread with related items......
IOL CEO Andy Robinson writes....

June 2014
Read more from Andy in his regular monthly letter to members. This month on....Scottish Outdoor parliamentary reception / IOL National Conference / APIOL coach role / Regional activity
Read More...
Influencing / Lobbying advice

IOL has produced a simple paper by way of an introduction to developing a relationship with and influencing Government and your local MP. Find out more.