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Equine Facilitated Training Programmes

We are very pleased to offer our Equine Facilitated Training Programmes.

Our journey starts with us developing an environment centered around our herd of horses.   We focused on our horses physical and emotional health and well being.   As a result, we have created an authentic safe environment for you.  We are passionate about sharing this authentic learning and development space with you.

Why train with us

In this section we outline what makes our training programmes unique.

Firstly, our training programmes have been designed as a bolt on to either your new or existing practice or business.  You are at the heart of what we do.   Secondly, we look to develop and build on your existing knowledge and experience.  Thirdly, we recognise that you may have different backgrounds and skill sets  For example, you may be in a people supporting profession.  You may already work with horses.  Alternatively, you may have an interest in working in this field, or you may be looking to develop more connected and meaningful equine interactions.  We have designed our training programmes for you, no matter your specialism.

Moreover, at the outset we made a conscious decision about our pricing.  We set out to deliver very high standard yet affordable training programmes in an authentic environment.  In other words, our price is not a reflection of the quality of our training.  You do not have to pay any annual membership fees nor subscriptions to stay in touch and be part of our community.  Similarly, we do not require that you continue supervision with us.  That is unless you would like to.  We ensure that you are supported by at least two appropriate team members.  We look to match our strengths and experience to your learning requirements.  Finally, we provide you with our unique materials and tools.

Athena Herd Foundation team

In conclusion, we look to welcome those of you that train with us  into our unique supportive community.  In other words, we are a community that is passionate about embracing each others strengths.  Most noteworthy, in addition to our  Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL) experience we also excel in horses, training, coaching, advisory, business, legal, equitation and counselling skills.  Train with us for a unique 360 degree learning experience.  Above all, you will have the opportunity to develop new and complementary skills and tools as Equine Facilitated Practitioners.

Certificate in Equine Facilitated Learning (EFL)

You can take our Certificate in Equine Facilitated Learning (Module One) as a standalone Certificate.  You will need to successfully complete four days of on-site learning.  Please note that you can also study our Certificate as an interactive distance learning option.  Please contact us for more information.

Equine Facilitated Practitioner Diploma

You must complete our Certificate in Equine Facilitated Learning (Module One) before continuing with our Equine Facilitated Practitioner Diploma (Modules Two and Three).  We expect that you will need up to six months in total to complete our Equine Facilitated Practitioner Diploma.  This is a mix of both direct and distance learning or can be completed on a fully remote basis.  We will also provide you with support and supervision.  The Diploma builds on the theory and knowledge you gained on the Certificate, as well as core practical experiential skills.  Our training programmes are designed so that you can successfully look to develop and build your own unique practice or business.  We are here to support you both during and after completion of our training programmes.

External validation of our Training Programmes

It is not just us at the Athena Herd Foundation that consider our workshops, certificate and diploma training programmes are fantastic!

All courses in our portfolio have been externally accredited by the ACCPH.  This accreditation provides assurance that our training programmes are of the highest standard.   In other words, they closely follow the benchmarks set by OFQUAL and the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council.  ACCPH will invite you to join in your own right on successful completion of our training programmes.

About us

Athena Herd Foundation CIC is an Organisational Member of  the BACP and ACCPH.

The Athena Herd Foundation is an ethos centric, internationally recognised learning and development centre that specialises in equine interactions. It offers a wide range of professional qualifications, CPD opportunities and training programmes.


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