Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: the LEAP method

Qualification title

LCrossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy: the LEAP method

QRN

603/1154/X/6

Summary

This qualification is designed for people who already hold a formally recognised mental health qualification and who wish to train in equine assisted psychotherapy. It introduces the LEAP method and guides learners through its application in a variety of mental health contexts. The qualification covers the human and animal welfare aspects of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP).

Key features

This qualification covers knowledge about the theory of EFP and specifically the LEAP method. It also facilitates the development of a range of skills and capacities including horsemanship skills, self-reflection, using own body as a sensing device and assessment of client needs. It also prepares learners for the practical and safety implications of using horses for therapy and the challenges of working within a different frame, without the containment and structure offered in a room-based environment Ithas the following objectives:

Prepares learners to progress to a qualification at a higher level in EFP

Prepares learners for employment as EFP practitioners

Gives learners personal growth and engagement in learning 

It equips learners with an essential theoretical and practical understanding of the LEAP Method of equine facilitated psychotherapy and benefits learners both professionally and personally.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 23 years of age. 

Guided learning hours

104

Total qualification time

370

Study method

Practice based, blended learning and independent study

How long does it take?

1 year

Assessment

Portfolio of evidence including written assignments, observations, and reflective journaling

Qualification specification

Please click here for the qualification specification

Students
If you are interested in registering for this course, please visit
http://www.leapequine.com/

Organisations
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