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IOL Coaches and Assessors

IOL Accreditation Coaches and Assessors provide a vital role in supporting candidates to complete their application for IOL accreditation awards. They support people to reflect on their practice, values, approach and aspirations as a practitioner of outdoor learning. Some of the benefits of being an Accreditation Coaches or Assessors are:

  • Show your continued commitment to the Institute and the Outdoor Learning sector
  • Support practitioners in their on-going development
  • Further develop your practice (CPD)
  • Share good practice and get guidance, support from experienced coaches

Becoming an IOL Coach

 IOL Coach Level 
 Needs to Hold 

 Further Requirements
RPIOL

APIOL
None
APIOL
APIOL

Application form with 2 proposers
LPIOL
LPIOL

To have coached 3 or more APIOL candidates

If you have been an APIOL Mentor in the past, please do complete your IOL Coach Application and get on the list of current coaches for APIOL and (if you hold it) LPIOL. Experienced APIOL Mentors only need one proposer to complete their application to be an IOL Coach.

  • Get in touch with Jo McCready from the IOL Professional Development Team if you have any questions on becoming an IOL Coach or need guidance on process, approaches or wish to share experience.

Becoming an IOL Assessor

 IOL Assessor Level 

 Needs to Hold 

 Further Requirements
RPIOL

APIOL
Application form + experience + recommendation.
APIOL
APIOL

Application form + experience + recommendation. 
LPIOL
LPIOL

Must have assessed 3 or more APIOL candidates
  • Get in touch with Matt Hutson from the IOL Professional Development Team if you have any questions on becoming an IOL Assessor or need guidance on process, approaches or wish to share experience.

Find out more

Approved IOL Coach Application Form
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Approved IOL Assessor Application Form

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Approved IOL Coach Process
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Approved IOL Assessor Process


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Find an IOL Coach
If you have been accepted as an APIOL or LPIOL candidate and would like another copy of the Approved IOL Coaches list, get in touch with Louise Keir and she will send you one.

Get the latest accreditation paperwork as an IOL Coach or Assessor
Members can access the accreditation paperwork here.