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Accredited Members

Map of current accredited members

Register of Individual Members Accredited with IOL

Instructors, teachers, leaders and managers of outdoor learning can complete an IOL accreditation award in order to gain recognition for their depth of experience and professional attitude and approach.

Our accreditation awards recognise the core components of a well-rounded and professional practitioner of Outdoor Learning, no matter which field (or lake, mountain, sea 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.

Our individual members include outdoor instructors, youth workers, development trainers, field studies officers, teachers, lecturers, outdoor educators, coaches, students, environmental officers, expedition leaders, volunteers, therapists, centre managers, college and university lecturers and business 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.

Registered Practitioners of the Institute for Outdoor Learning.

RPIOL holders are competent instructors, leaders or teachers with enthusiasm for delivering outdoor learning sessions. They have a minimum of 1-2 years of delivery experience. More…

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. They been involved in Outdoor Learning programmes for 3-5 years or more with a broad range of experience and higher-level skills and knowledge. More…

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. They have more than 10 years experience in the field and operate with a medium to long-term focus, anticipating and shaping the future. More…

Support through your career

Being able to talk confidentially with an IOL Coach is often one of the most highly valued parts of the IOL Accreditation process. Take the next step in your career and work with a coach who will help you reflect on your practice, values and approach as an instructor, teacher or leader of outdoor learning and and plan your career aspirations and next steps.

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