Is it time for recognition as a professional?
1 - Recognised
Get recognised for your experience and be confident that your
knowledge, skills and training is benchmarked at a level matched
to other professions.
2 - Valued
Demonstrate the value you bring as an Outdoor Learning
Professional to participants, customers, employers and
3 - Supported
Help us to help you – having a community of Professionals in
Outdoor Learning supports IOL towards becoming a Chartered
To recognise training and experience in any area of outdoor learning
Have at least one years' experience delivering outdoor
learning sessions plus relevant qualifications at RQF/CQFW
Level 3 / SQCF Level 6 or higher
Have at least five years' experience in a position of
responsibility plus relevant qualifications at RQF/CQFW Level
5 / SQCF Level 8 or higher
APPLY FOR FREE
if you are a current member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL),
the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC) or the
Outdoor Education Advisors Panel (OEAP).
To recognise your values, understanding and leadership approach
RPIOL holders plan, prepare and lead safe and engaging outdoor
learning sessions to achieve planned outcomes
APIOL holders design, facilitate and evaluate purposeful outdoor
learning programmes with individuals and groups
LPIOL holders influence and shape outdoor learning practice with a
strategic focus at a regional or national level
OPEN TO ALL IOL MEMBERS, get quality time with an
Accreditation Coach to reflect on all aspects of your training,
experience, and future aspirations. RPIOL and APIOL holders can be
automatically recognised as Associate Professionals in Outdoor Learning.