OCNLR Level 3 Diploma in Equine Assisted Services
Our Level 3 Diploma in Equine Assisted Services is aimed at individuals who are already working or are intending to work, as facilitators, teachers, or trainers in the specialised field of equine-assisted service provision.
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The qualification has been developed in collaboration with nationally recognised service providers, training organisations, and sector experts, competent to set benchmark standards for facilitators of equine-assisted services.
Learners will benefit by gaining knowledge and understanding of using unmounted equine-assisted services to improve outcomes for people with moderate wellbeing needs. The qualification also satisfies quality assurance requirements, helping centre leaders and staff demonstrate they have appropriate skills, knowledge, and understanding through the achievement of a meaningful qualification.
Our Level 3 Diploma in Equine Assisted Services is regulated by Ofqual, the qualifications regulator for England, and is registered on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
1. Understand the care of horses.
1.1. Explain responsibilities related to equine welfare.
1.2. Compare the key points of at least two frameworks related to equine welfare.
1.3. Explain the essential requirements for maintaining equine welfare with reference
• Natural behaviour
• Mental wellbeing
2. Be able to assess and manage equine health.
2.1. Demonstrate how to assess the general health of a horse.
2.2. Explain normal behaviours in horses in relation to equine health.
2.3. Explain abnormal behaviours in horses in relation to equine health.
2.4. Explain how to manage common conditions in horses.
2.5. Explain the key stages of end-of-life care for equines.
3. Understand equine welfare CPD (continuous professional development).
3.1. Explain the value of equine welfare CPD.
3.2. Describe at least two sources of equine welfare CPD.