It is good practice across the sector for instructors, teachers, managers and leaders in the outdoors to engage in a range of on-going CPD activities.
CPD supports you in being professional in your approach, whether working full-time or part-role in the outdoors, or in a voluntary capacity. Many membership bodies, awarding bodies and national governing bodies of sports (NGBs) require CPD to keep awards current or as a condition of membership. IOL strongly recommends regular annual CPD.
|IOL Membership Category
||Suggested CPD over 3 - year period
|Student and Affiliate members of IOL
||Encouragement to complete CPD
|Registered Members of IOL
||Equivalent of 10 hours CPD per annum
|Accredited Members of IOL
||Equivalent of 20 hours CPD per annum
|Leading Members of IOL
||Equivalent of 50 hours CPD per annum