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See all IOL Accredited Courses

See all IOL Accredited Courses

IOL Course Accreditation is an external, professionally based, quality assurance process.


The following courses have demonstrated:

  • The course is designed and delivered with a clear aim, learning outcomes and appropriate assessment for learning
  • Trainers are knowledgeable, skilled and understand the work of a practitioner of outdoor learning
  • The course is relevant to working as a practitioner of outdoor learning
  • The provider is solvent, stable and operates ethically in line with IOL policies
  • The provider shows active support for IOL and the outdoor learning sector

If you have any concerns about the quality of a course, please talk initially to the course staff and organisation. If there are still problems, please contact the IOL office.

IOL Accredited Courses
Biblins Bushcraft
Bushcraft Competency Certificate Training
Jack Raven Bushcraft
Bushcraft Competency Certificate Training
ER Outdoors
Facilitation Skills
Facilitating Experiential Learning in the Outdoors
Outdoor Safety Training
Facilitation Skills
Facilitating Action Learning with Groups in the Outdoors
Wiltshire Outdoor Learning Team
First Aid
16 Hr Outdoor First Aid Course
Woodland Survival Crafts
  • Sharp Tools Training
  • Small Roundwood Construction
  • Bushcraft for Practitioners
Releasing Potential
NVQ Level 3 - The Management of Challenging Behaviour
Mountain and Bushcraft Ways
Bushcraft Skills for Outdoor Practitioners
Woodland Ways
Bushcraft Compenency Training Course
Bushcraft Compenency Training
King Edward VI Five Ways School
Outdoor Skills, Leadership and Adventure
Wildwood Training
  • Woodland Skills Leader
  • Bushcraft Competency Certificate Training
Bear Grylls Survival Academy
Bear Grylls Survival Instructor Level 1
World Challenge
Leadership and Facilitation
Leadership and Facilitation for Expedition Leaders
Cornwall Outdoors
Leadership and Facilitation
Outdoor Learning Leader Award
Backcountry Survival
Land Based Survival Instructors (LSI)


IOL Approved Courses


National Water Safety Management

Facilitating Group Development Through Sail Training




IOL Approved CPD Courses Open to Internal Staff Only

  • The Great Big Tree Climbing Company - Train the Trainee (Duration 3 days)
  • Belfast Activities Centre - 1 Day Building Blocks (Facilitation Skills) Course

IOL Approved Schemes

  • Forestry Commission - Branching Out

IOL Approved Higher Education Courses

IOL Approved Higher Education Courses and Modules

The pilot for this has now been completed and we can announce the first IOL HE Course/Module Awards.

In Read More... under listings, you can link to more course and staff info and profiles of some students.

Institution Approved Courses Follow logo links for more info.

University of St Mark & St John, Plymouth

BA (Hons) Outdoor Education. 3 years FT - PT available.

Manchester Metropolitan University

BSc Outdoor Studies. FT (3 years) or PT study.


Liverpool John Moores University

FT/PT and duration* BSc (Hons) Outdoor Education 3 years FT; 4-6 years PT.

University of Worcester

BSc (hons) Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management

How to get IOL Course Accreditation



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+44 (0)1228 564580



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