Professional Recognition distinguishes a level of education and experience working in any area of outdoor learning
Have at least one years' experience delivering outdoor learning plus relevant qualifications at RQF/CQFW Level 3 / SQCF Level 6 or higher
Have at least five years' experience in a position of responsibility for outdoor learning plus relevant qualifications at RQF/CQFW Level 5 / SQCF Level 8 or higher
Membership organisations within UK Outdoors offer professional recognition to existing members following the same requirements and process. Submitted evidence such as certificates and statements of support are assessed against set requirements.
To apply you need to be a current member of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (IOL) or the Association of Heads of Outdoor Education Centres (AHOEC).
IOL Accreditation Awards recognise the values, understanding and leadership approach of reflective practitioners
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, candidates get quality time with an Accreditation Coach to reflect on all aspects of their training and experience in outdoor learning so far, and plan where they are going next.
Each candidates written application and professional discussion is assessed against nationally recognised criteria.