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For Individuals

For Individual IOL Members

For our individual outdoor leaders

Being an individual member of IOL establishes and maintains you as a professional in Outdoor Learning. We provide publications, courses, accreditation and job site to support you throughout your Outdoor Career.

Who are we?
We call ourselves outdoor instructors, youth workers, development trainers, field studies officers, teachers, lecturers, outdoor educators, coaches, students, environmental officers, expedition leaders, volunteers, therapists and leaders and more…


Individual Accreditation

Our accreditation scheme recognises the core components of a well-rounded and professional practitioner of Outdoor Learning, no matter which field they operate in.

Accredited Practitioner

My Local IOL

What is happening in my region? In my speciality?

Get involved at a local or professional level in the development of Outdoor Learning.



Horizons is our Professional Development Magazine. Contributors share good practice, expertise or experiences of their work in the outdoors. It is published 4 times a year and included in all our Full memberships.

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7-Steps to CPD

How do I develop myself professionally? Use our simple guide to enable you to identify which aspects of your professional development to focus on next.


Stories from our Members

A selection of stories from our members. Take a look at some of the journeys of the amazing men and women of the Outdoors.


Deals & Discounts

We have negotiated a selection of deals and discounts for our members on publications, at events and courses, at activity sites and on equipment and useful services such as insurance. Log in required.



We work across the diverse Outdoor Learning sector to represent our members and increase participation in Outdoor Learning. We lobby for the benefit of the sector to articulate the value of Outdoor Learning across society.



Keep in touch with the outdoor learning sector’s latest news locally and nationally. News, research and developments in Outdoor Learning are posted via our website, facebook and twitter.

Latest News

Research & Guidance

Our bank of useful information, guidance, publications, current research to help you keep your professional practice up to date.




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