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Therapeutic Riding Certification Course 2019


Therapeutic Riding Certification Course 2019

Course Overview:

Festina Lente’s Therapeutic Riding Coach Certification Course is the only accredited Therapeutic Riding Coach Certification Course in Ireland.

The aim of this highly interactive course is to equip participants with the skills and knowledge required to enable them to work as a Therapeutic Riding Coach.

The course uses Equine based learning techniques together with knowledge of disability to design and develop learning and therapeutic interventions for people with special needs. The course also offers the learner an exciting and innovative journey over a period of months during which the following topics will be explored;

♦ Human and Equine Learning

♦ Understanding Disability

♦ An appreciation of Therapeutic Riding and its impact

♦ Designing Therapeutic Riding Sessions

♦ Teaching/Evaluating Therapeutic Riding Sessions.

Objectives of this course:
After completing this course participants will be able to:

♦ Recognise principles of human and equine learning and apply them to the design and delivery of effective Therapeutic Riding Sessions.
♦ Demonstrate an understanding of disability as well as recognising the symptoms and indications of a variety of disabilities and devise appropriate therapeutic sessions to compliment them.
♦ Scope the broad areas of Therapeutic Riding – its benefits and limitations, as well as effectively use a variety of techniques in the care and deployment of the Therapeutic Horse.
♦ Design, teach and evaluate clinically sound and therapeutic equine sessions and activities.
♦ Effectively manage Personnel involved in Therapeutic Riding sessions and successfully administer the Therapeutic Riding Process.
♦ Develop a fundraising application and/or marketing proposal for Therapeutic Riding.

Course Accreditation
Festina Lente’s Therapeutic Riding Coach Certification Course is the only accredited Therapeutic Riding Coach Certification Course in Ireland.

QQI Accreditation

There are also 3 QQI Level 6 Modules of Accreditation as part of the course.

Modules Included

♦ QQI Level 6 Coaching Models of Practice – 6N3087

♦ QQI Level 6 Disability Awareness – 6N1975

♦ QQI Level 6 Personal & Professional Development – 6N1949

Institute for Animal Care Education (IACE) Accreditation

Our Therapeutic Riding Coach Certification Course is fully accredited with the Institute for Animal Care Education (IACE).
The Institute for Animal Care Education is an international organisation founded in 1996. Born through the ANIMAL CARE COLLEGE, and with a large contingent of Charter members, the Institute’s mission is to provide a governing body within the animal care sector focused on establishing high standards of education within animal welfare industry.

The Institute’s objectives

– To promote and support high standards of quality in education and educational opportunities within the animal care industry throughout the world.

– To be an awarding body for approved courses within the animal care sector.

The significance of this lies in the validation of our explicit consideration of the welfare of horses as part of this course. You will receive a certificate from them as part of your overall accreditation when you finish your training.

Training Approach
This is a highly interactive course demanding the full energy and attention of learners and tutors alike. There are a variety of lectures involved who bring their expertise and experience of their particular discipline.

Participants will be involved in practical sessions with horses throughout the course in order to ensure maximum experiential learning.

Each module will have an effective balance between classroom work and practical application of techniques.

Tutor Input, case studies, video, DVDs, course notes, discussion and practical exercises and work experience will be used appropriately throughout the course. The learning environment will be interactive, participative and fun.

During Modules learners will be exposed to a variety of competencies required for effective performance in the area covered by the Module and they will also be shown the performance standards expected at assessment.

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