Equine Assisted Learning is a new and innovative way for children, young people and adults to engage in learning. Sessions happen mostly out of doors with the horses and can cover all aspects of the curriculum from literacy and numeracy to history and science.
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 child.
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 them.
These qualifications are available at Entry 3, Level 1 and Level 2 and are suitable for those aged under 16 as well as those over the age of 16.
The Skills Towards Enabling Progression qualifications are a flexible and adaptable range of general
and pre-vocational qualifications.
The qualifications have been devised to prepare learners for further learning and/or employment.
They are available for use with pre- and post-16 learners.
EAQ can create individualised learning programmes tailored to learners’ needs, enabling those learners to achieve single units or work towards a national qualification and improve their opportunities for their future training or employment.