Established six years ago, we began providing equine assisted learning services, as a way of helping individuals with special educational needs achieve their goals through the interaction with horses.
Equine Assisted Learning is a new and innovative way for children, young people and adults to engage in learning.
Cambridge Equine Assisted Learning Centre provides alternative learning with sessions happening mostly out of doors with the horses and can cover all aspects of the curriculum from literacy and numeracy to history and science.
Children, young people and adults who have:
special educational needs
poor literacy and numeracy social
emotional or learning difficulties
low self esteem
autism spectrum conditions
Learners take part in ground-based activities with the horses, there is usually no riding.
Sessions run all year round and range from one hour per week through to full-time depending on the needs of the individual.
We cater for children and young people who are not taking part in any formal education as well as supporting those who are in school.
Many learners prefer their sessions to be on a one-to-one basis, but we do offer sessions for groups of up to four learners at a time. Each learner has a development plan with objectives that are appropriate and measurable.
Learners spend time with the horses or on horse-related activities and can work towards nationally-recognised qualifications. These qualifications have identified learning outcomes which are valued by funding providers such as the Local Education Authority.
We liaise with schools, SENCOs, teachers or other professionals as necessary, providing you with reports about the learner’s progress should you need the