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Benefits for Organisations

Benefits for Organisations

Join The Providers, Organisations and Champions of Outdoor Learning

Organisation members of the Institute actively represent the standards, future and reputation of outdoor learning. They agree to follow the IOL Code of Conduct and share a passion for and a commitment to outdoor learning.

Who are we?
We span the rich mix of the outdoor learning world, from tiny to large, from household names to brand new ventures. We are outdoor centres, activity providers, youth and adult charities, environmental organisations, land managers, expedition organisations, schools, colleges and universities, corporate development companies and many more....


Community Community 

Organisations: Develop a peer network to stay in touch professionally and personally. Support your team as they do the same. Connect with the rich outdoor mix to challenge your direction and give you confidence you know what is happening in the sector as a whole.

Professional Development Professional Development 

Organisations: Support, develop and grow your staff team through courses, accreditation and jobs. Membership demonstrates your commitment to professionalism. Benchmark your courses through the Approved Provider scheme. Advertise jobs and courses for free.

Voice Voice 

Organisations: We represent and champion the work you do at a national level to gain recognition and instigate change. If we don’t tell them, they won’t know. Lend the weight of your organisation to the combined Outdoor voice.

Guidance Guidance 

Organisations: Share your outcomes more effectively through a focal research point. Easily find guidance and professional codes. Know where to turn to when more is needed.



Get your voice heard

Be part of the local, national and specialist groups to shape and influence the future of Outdoor Learning.


Course Accreditation

Get your course accredited by IOL to assure its quality and impact on professional development in the sector.

Get your course Accredited

Advertise jobs

You have access to free job adverts, as part of your membership, on the biggest (and possibly best) Outdoor jobs site.

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Advertise courses

Put your open outdoor courses on our calendar for other outdoor professionals to see and to attend. All included in your membership fee.

Courses & Events...

Deals & Discounts

Deals and discounts on publications, at events and courses, on equipment and services such as insurance. Log in required.


Good Practice & Guidance

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

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Research & Practice

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