One of the missions of the Institute for Outdoor Learning is to recognise
and improve the quality of outdoor learning in the UK. IOL Statements of
Good Practice describe key principles, resources and expectations of outdoor
learning professionals in a particular subject area.
IOL Statements of Good Practice
IOL co-ordinates Statements of Good Practice where it is deemed beneficial
to the sector as a whole, is something that is supported by and supportive
of, our members and no other relevant guidance exists.
IOL Position Statements
IOL position statements give the Institutes view in a particular area
related to Outdoor Learning and clarifies expectations and requirements of
members. The web pages provide links to a range of resources and further
IOL Code of Professional Conduct
The standards of behaviour agreed to and upheld by members of the Institute
as they cultivate and promote the special values and importance of outdoor
Outdoor Learning Occupational Standards
Outdoor Learning Occupational Standards support career pathways and are the
reference point for training and awarding organisations to align with the
skills and knowledge and behaviours required by employers in a particular
Governing Bodies of Sport
A National Governing Body (NGB in England, Northern Ireland and Wales) and
Scottish Governing Body (SGB) governs and administers a sport on a national
basis - including the setting of standards of instructor/coach training and
scope of practice.