Bristol CC Outdoor Education Centre situated in the village of Parkend in The Forest of Dean

Tuesday 16 August 2011

Ian and Dom gain APIOL Status

Over the last two years Ian and Dom have worked with a mentor to reflect on their teaching of Outdoor Learning and complete portfolio work, witness testimonies and a final interviews with assessors before finally be awarded with the status of Accredited Practioner of the Institute for Outdoor Learning (APIOL).

Amongst other things this accreditation recognises the following:

  • Defines the breadth of skills required to be considered proficient in the outdoor sector

  • Demonstrates operation to clearly defined standards which include quality of service and provision of a learning experience, in addition to technical skills. It is a benchmark of quality individual practice, with clearly defined standards of knowledge and performance

  • It demonstrates and clearly states the professional ethics and expected continuous professional development of practitioners in the outdoor sector.

  • For more information about this award you can visit the IOL website: http://www.outdoor-learning.org/Default.aspx?tabid=72

    Ian & Dom continue to work hard in their CPD to ensure they are working to the best of their abilities and continue to develop and deliver high quality outdoor learning courses for the groups that visit DFSC.

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