Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioner Training Programme
The current Equine Facilitated Learning Practitioner Training Programme consists of two taught blocks of four days each, with a 4-6 month period of independent study, supervised practice, mentoring and independent learning between the two blocks. The programme is designed for those who intend to pursue EFL (equine facilitated learning) as a career.
Applicants for EFL training with LEAP come from all walks of life and must demonstrate a wish to work with people in a helping capacity. EFL requires some experience in and capacity for working with horses, although opportunities for gaining additional experience are provided alongside the training where needed. No specific qualifications in horsecare or horsemanship are required, although a horsemanship assessment is required as part of the training.
Training groups are kept small in order to facilitate a thorough and personal experience for each trainee.
Key to our approach at LEAP is the concept of a creative, living model that allows each practitioner to adapt and develop the model according to their clients’ needs and their own strengths and talents as a practitioner. It is our experience that if a model is too strictly adhered to (if a model becomes a system), the individual needs of the client can be missed. Alongside teaching the model, we focus on developing each trainee's facilitation skills and exploring what each individual might uniquely bring to the work.
The dates for the 2019 EFL Practitioner Training Programme are:
Block 1 8th - 11th January 2019
Block 2 20th - 23rd May 2019
Venue The Unicorn Equestrian Centre, Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire
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To book an Introductory Workshop, a pre-requisite for the EFL Practitioner Training Programme, please see the Workshop page on our website. read more...