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How to Join IOL

As an individual or an organisation you can join IOL by;


  • Completing the Online Registration and paying by Card
  • Downloading and completing the Application Form to pay by direct debit or invoice
  • You need to be a member to join any of the Professional Practice or Discussion Groups. To add these to an existing membership, please contact the IOL Office +44 (0)1228 564580

  Membership Options

  NEW - Professional Recognition


IOL Membership Application Form



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Membership Fees

All memberships include our Horizons professional development magazine.



Open to all who share an interest in or desire to support outdoor learning and agree to follow the IOL Code of Conduct.

Individual Member

For all those engage in continuing professional development and follow the IOL Code of Conduct. This includes all Professional Recognition categories: RPIOL/APIOL/LPIOL/Fellow/Associate Professional/Professional Full benefits.

  •  Annually £80.00
  •  Annual Direct Debit £70.00

Concessionary Member

For individuals in full time training or studying for a recognised qualification, apprenticeship, undergraduate or postgraduate, or award in Outdoor Learning over a period of 12 months or longer. RPIOL candidates and award holders in their first 2 years of membership Full benefits.

  •  Annually £35.00
  •  Annual Direct Debit £30.00





For providers, organisations and businesses that support the IOL vision and follow the IOL Code of Conduct.

Organisation Member


Organisation Level 1

(1-5 Instructional Staff peak season) Includes 2 FREE Job Adverts (worth £400 per year) Full benefits

  •  Annually £195.00
  •  Annual Direct Debit £195.00

Organisation Level 2

(6-20 Instructional Staff peak season) Includes 4 FREE Job Adverts (worth £800 per year) Full benefits

  •  Annually £295.00
  •  Annual Direct Debit £295.00

Organisation Level 3

(21+ Instructional Staff peak season) Includes 7 FREE Job Adverts (worth £1,400 per year) Full benefits

  •  Annually £500.00
  •  Annual Direct Debit £500.00

Satellite Centre

Includes 1 FREE Job Advert (worth £200 per year) *Capped discount job posting fee (Level 1 - 5, Level 2 - 10, Level 3 - 20, Satellite - no reduced fee) Full benefits

  •  Annually £100.00



Professional Practice Groups

Available for all members to join, to influence thinking in these areas.

IOL Freelance Cooperative

Self-employed & microbusinesses providing both clients facing and B2B contract services in the outdoor sector are welcome to join the group.

  •  Free to Join



  •  Free to Join

Field Studies Group

Field Studies Group - Individual Members

  •  Free to Join

Adventure for All

Adventure for All

  •  Free to Join


Professional Discussion Groups

Available for all members to join, to influence thinking in these areas.

Adventure & Environmental Awareness

Adventure & Environmental Awareness - The aim of the AEA Professional Discussion Group is: “to promote approaches to outdoor adventure, education and recreation which encourage awareness and understanding of and action for the environment, local and global”

  •  Free to Join

Therapeutic Outdoors

The group provides a space for people to come together, discuss and explore our shared interest and experience supporting mental health and wellbeing in the outdoors, working therapeutically outdoors and providing outdoor therapy.

  •  Free to Join

Spirituality in Outdoor Learning

Spirituality in Outdoor Learning

  •  Free to Join

Teachers Professional Community

Teachers Professional Community - Individual Members
A group for teachers or teaching assistants working in schools who are responsible for Outdoor Learning in the school grounds, day visits or on residential trips.

  •  Free to Join

Higher Education

Higher Education

  •  Free to Join

Employers Group

Employer's Group - Organisational members who are key employers in Outdoor Learning

  •  Free to Join




Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning

The Journal is a peer reviewed journal based in the UK with an international review board.

  •  Annually £50.00
  •  Annual Direct Debit £50.00


Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning


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