Collective Knowledge



Keeping people safe in the Outdoors

Evidencing the practice that keeps people safe in the outdoors

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Outdoor First Aid

First Aid Competence is an essential part of operating as an outdoor learning practitioner. The Institute for Outdoor Learning recognises and supports the provision of Outdoor First Aid training that is delivered at the appropriate level, by trainers with outdoor knowledge and assessed in a fair and relevant way.


Outdoor Mental Health & Outdoor Therapy

Health, well-being and self-development has been a cornerstone of the impact and value of outdoor learning practices for many decades. Over recent years, we have seen an exponential growth in therapeutic outdoor initiatives and programmes being developed and utilised for mental health and well-being benefits.

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Risk and Benefit in Outdoor Learning

We believe in the positive aspects of undertaking challenges in a wide range of activities and experiences in the outdoors.


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