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  IOL Policies and Good Practice

One of the missions of the Institute for Outdoor Learning is to recognise and improve the quality of outdoor learning in the UK. We do this by working in collaboration and sometimes partnership with many organisations involved in the professional development of our members and the provision of outdoor learning.

IOL will continue to only make Good Practice Statements where it is deemed beneficial to the sector as a whole, is something that is supported by and supportive of our members, and no other relevant guidance exists.

IOL Policies
  IOL Good Practice Statements

The IOL Policy Documents

  • Code of Conduct
  • Environmental Sustainability Policy
  • Managing Diversity Policy
  • Statement of Purpose
Are all contained within this PDF

Outdoor First Aid Training 

Foundational Bushcraft Competency Certificate (FBCC)

Bushcraft Competency Certificate FBC


    Please see our membership costs below. If you would like to join and pay now by credit or debit card for your membership, please click the 'Join Now' button below. If you would prefer to join us and set up a direct debit please click the 'Download Membership Form' button.

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    Per Year Annual DD Monthly DD

    Individual (including Horizons) £59.00 £49.92 £4.16

    Overseas Individual (including Horizons) £69.72 £67.92 £5.66

    Student £26.00 £26.00 ----
    Students in Full Time Education

    Concessionary £26.00 £26.00 ----

    Organisation L1 - 1-5 FTE Instructional Staff £152.00 £136.92 £11.41
    Includes 1 subscription to Horizons Magazine and 2 FREE job advert per year and FREE course listing

    Organisation L2 - 6-20 FTE Instructional Staff (includes Academic Institutions) £228.00 £201.72 £16.81
    Includes 1 subscription to Horizons Magazine and 5 FREE job advert per year and FREE course listing

    Organisation L3 - 21+ FTE Instructional Staff £385.00 £339.36 £28.28
    Includes 1 subscription to Horizons Magazine and up to 10 FREE job adverts and FREE course listing

    Special Interest Groups

    These are specific groups of members who have a shared interest in a particular area of outdoor learning and form an optional extra on your membership

    Bushcraft £20.00 £19.80 £1.65
    Bushcraft and Survival Skills

    Field Studies (NAFSO) Group £15.00 £15.00 ----
    Individual Members

    Outdoor & Adventure Therapy £10.00 £9.96 £0.83
    Like minded individuals with a passionate interest in exploring the therapeutic application of nature and the natural environment

    Spirituality £10.00 £10.00 ----

    Adventure for All £15.00 £15.00 ----
    Individual Members

    Adventure for All £30.00 £30.00 £2.50
    Organisational Members

    Higher Education £10.00 £10.00 ----
    Individual Members

    Higher Education £30.00 £30.00 £2.50
    Organisational Members

    Employers Group £50.00 £50.00 ----
    Organisational members who are key employers in outdoor learning


    Horizons Magazine £21.00 £19.20 £1.60
    The Professional Development magazine for outdoor practitioners. Member only rate subscription.

    Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning £34.00 £33.96 £2.83
    The journal is a peer reviewed journal based in the UK with an international review board. Member only rate subscription.

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