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Individual Members Accredited with IOL

Individual teachers, leaders and instructors of outdoor learning can choose to be assessed through our accreditation scheme in order to recognise their depth of experience and professional attitude and approach.
Our accreditation recognises the core components of a well-rounded and professional practitioner of Outdoor Learning, no matter which field (or lake, mountain or forest) that they operate in. It demonstrates their effective skills, knowledge and experience as well as a commitment to professionalism in our sector. Nearly 1000 people have achieved accreditation with IOL since its introduction in 2005.

High Quality Outdoor Learning

Our individual members may be outdoor instructors, youth workers, development trainers, field studies officers, teachers, lecturers, outdoor educators, coaches, students, environmental officers, expedition leaders, volunteers, therapists and leaders. Hear some of our members’ stories
You can expect inspiring, engaging and an outdoor learning experience tailored to your needs when you work with an IOL Award holder.

 

 

* Please be aware that the markers are an approximate location based on the postcode.


Accredited Practitioners of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

APIOL holders show a passion for outdoor learning and are experienced in planning, leading and evaluating programmes for individuals and groups.


Leading Practitioners of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

LPIOL holders are champions of outdoor learning with a depth of experience in influencing the wider sector beyond their workplace or specialist interest area.


Support through your career

Our accreditation awards recognises the breadth of activity our members undertake.

RPIOL is appropriate for those delivering sessions and programmes with a minimum of 1-2 years of delivery experience. APIOL holders will have been involved in Outdoor Learning programmes for 3-5 years or more with a range of experience and higher-level skills and knowledge in the activities and subjects. LPIOL holders have more than 10 years experience in the field and operate with a medium to long-term focus, anticipating and shaping the future.

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