Learners must hold an IOL Bushcraft Competency Certificate prior to
attending a Bushcraft Competency Diploma training course.
Bushcraft Competency Certificate Training Course
- 40 guided learning hours (GLH) over 5 days.
Delivered by IOL Accredited Bushcraft Competency Course Providers.
Bushcraft Competency Diploma training courses include good practice when
sharing bushcraft techniques with others – teaching tips and advice,
site safety, sustainable practices, etc. Core teaching and instructions
skills are not covered or assessed.
Cost set by the Accredited Course Provider.
Bushcraft Competency Diploma Training Course
NOTE: This course was launched in November 2021 and the first Bushcraft
Training providers are going though the approval process with IOL and the
Bushcraft PPG. Watch the
IOL Bushcraft Training Events
page and the
IOL Bushcraft Facebook
page to find out when the first courses are available.
Consolidation Period and Logbook
Assessment for the Bushcraft Competency Diploma (BCD) requires a
completed Bushcraft Competency Logbook demonstrating a further 120
quality hours of consolidated bushcraft experience since completing your
Bushcraft Competency Certificate.
Supporting evidence should include a mix of guided learning,
self-learning, reflective practice, instructing/teaching, mentoring,
IOL encourages candidates to submit a digital logbook of their required
experience. Download in
format and when completed, email to
at IOL, no less than 10 days prior to your assessment,
who will notify your Assessor.
16 guided learning hours (GLH) over 2 days. Award assessment courses are
arranged by IOL with Bushcraft PPG Approved Bushcraft Assessors.
Skilled and knowledgeable bushcraft practitioners can go straight to
assessment with a completed logbook of experience.
Standard cost £300 for individual members of IOL or employees of an
organisational member of IOL. £370 including Associate Professional
membership of IOL + Bushcraft PPG membership.
Bushcraft Competency Diploma Assessment Course