We all owe our fabulous Director, Terry, a massive congratulations, as he has recently become Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning. This recognises a specific person’s holistic skills and knowledge of professionals who deliver outdoor learning programmes. It’s also helpful for the person applying to be an APIOL has a passion for the outdoor learning and can plan, lead and evaluate programmes for individuals and groups.
This is a respected and nationally recognised achievement that adds value to an individual in the outdoor industry, through reflective practice and coaching, as well as highlighting commitment to outdoor leaning.
Fancy becoming an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning, just like Terry? Well here is the process below!
1. ENTRY & REGISTER You can download an application form from the website. (Link will be at the bottom of this blog post.
2. PREPARE APPLICATION This is where you choose to take the coaching pathway or the reflective pathway. (All the information is on the IOL website, where this will make more sense!)
3. ENDORSEMENT Depending on which pathway you took, you will either must put together a workplace witness statement or an IOL coach statement
4. ASSESSMENT INTERVIEW To find out if you are ready to be an Accredited Practitioner.
Terry had multiple interview over the phone and Skype and worked very hard to achieve his APIOL.
We are very proud and pleased for him. He has received a badge and certificate from Mike King, the chair of IOL. The certificate reads,
“Terry Harris-Ellis has satisfied the requirements of the Board and has been duly admitted to be an Accredited Practitioner of the Institute of Outdoor Learning.”
Well done Terry!
To find out more information, follow the link below to the IOL website. https://www.outdoor-learning.org/APIOL