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Communication and Safeguarding In Equine Assisted Learning
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Communication and Safeguarding in Equine Assisted Learning

This training course is for facilitators who wish to work towards the new national qualification, the OCNLR Level 4 Certificate in Facilitating Equine Assisted Learning (qualification number 603/0601/4).

Entry Requirements
You need to:

  • be over the age of 19
  • have attended an Introduction Day
  • have had a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check
  • and have completed or be working towards the unit: ‘Handling and Managing Horses in Equine Assisted Learning’.

Who can enrol?
Only those people who have attended an Introduction Day and have completed or are working towards the unit ‘Handling and Managing Horses in Equine Assisted Learning’ are able to enrol on this course.

When you begin the course we will assess your skills in English, Mathematics and Information Technology.

I haven’t attended those units, what do I do?
If you haven’t attended any of the training listed above, then you need to register on one of the Introduction Days. See the Events page for

What does the course cover? 
Course sessions cover the two units:

  • Communication Skills for Facilitators of Equine Assisted Learning
  • Safeguarding in Equine Assisted Learning.

There will be discussions, theory and practical activities as well as observed teaching practice, case studies and assignments. You will put together a portfolio of evidence to show how you have met all the assessment criteria. As part of this portfolio, your performance will be observed and your communication skills will be assessed by your assessor.

Progression route
Once you have completed these two units you can progress to the last three mandatory units in the OCNLR Certificate in Facilitating Equine Assisted Learning Level 4. These are:
Planning Equine Assisted Learning
Managing Learner Behaviour in Equine Assisted Learning
Facilitate Equine Assisted Learning for Individuals and Groups.

What do people say about the course?

“I was amazed at how in-depth the EAQ Facilitator Training was and how much I learnt about teaching and learning. I have changed some of the ways that I work in school because of my experiences on the facilitator training.” 

“This course has really enriched me in many ways Tricia, you’ve been amazing and inspiring. Thank you so much for inviting me to the course!”

“I have learnt a lot particularly about myself and I hope the changes that have occurred can be applied and maintained. I feel more ‘grounded’ and that should help me!”

”I have more self-awareness, how I can communicate more effectively with others, and how subtle the effect is..”

"I really enjoyed the horse sessions they help me every day I work with the horses. I notice more and talk less."

"The email lessons are a brilliant idea they help to keep you focused and you get added info which adds learning and practice and reinforces what you have already done.”


Please contact us to book your place.

Location Shaftesbury, Dorset