Published 3/2024
MP4 | Video: h264, 1920x1080 | Audio: AAC, 44.1 KHz
Language: English | Size: 2.33 GB | Duration: 3h 43m

Learn to use the Life Hack Curriculum so that you can work alongside horses to help people gain life work and skills.
What you'll learn
Deliver an equine assisted life and work skills program for young people aged 14-25
Learn about the key challenges for young people who are NEET (not in employment, education or training).
Understand how ground-based horsemanship skills can be used to teach life skills
Learn how to identify and work with a person's learning style to create a bespoke course of sessions.
No previous experience needed.
Would you like to work alongside horses to help teenagers and young adults who are not in education, employment or training to gain the skills and qualities they need to find employment or go back to learning? Maybe you'd like to work alongside people with disabilities or learning differences to help them gain knowledge and skills outside of the traditional classroom environment? Then choose the Life Hack Equine Assisted Education program for life, work and study skills. Via a series of webinars with accompanying online course, you can learn from the qualified and experienced equine assisted professionals who developed the program. This online certification course will train you to use the Life Hack Curriculum so that you can work alongside horses to help people gain life, work and study skills in your own setting. The Life Hack Horsemanship course consists of 12, weekly two-hour sessions which include horsemanship lessons and horse care training. It was specifically designed to support the development of pro-social behaviours and delivers a comprehensive curriculum of animal care, life, work, and social skills. Each session consists of two parts:1. Groundwork curriculum: Horsemanship sessions involving hands on practice, arena demonstrations and review workshops that teach gentle and appropriate horse handling skills. Learning how to safely and empathetically interact with horses and how to use proper body mechanics to effectively command a horse improves physical, cognitive and social abilities, enabling people to transfer these abilities to other aspects of their life, such as a classroom environment and/or work situation. Each week’s lesson has a specific theme including:· Responsibility· Respect· Communication· Motivation· Adaptability· Positive attitude· Managing emotions2. Horse care lessons: Instructors teach a new skill each week, building on the learning from the previous week. Lessons are taught from a social or work skills perspective. For instance, to tack up the horse (saddling) requires planning and responsibility, as a person must know in advance what equipment is needed and what needs to be done with the equipment, position it in a specific order and check their work for safety and completeness. Lessons regularly provide an opportunity to learn how to handle problems and come up with creative solutions.The Life Hack course can be used for groups or individuals. It was developed when it became clear that there was a gap in provision for NEET young adults to gain work and social skills, re-enter education or find employment. The curriculum and teaching strategies focus on helping students learn skills that are transferrable to their lives outside of a riding arena including how to:• Plan ahead –think about task analysis, problem solving, planning for the future and being prepared for challenges that they will encounter.• Be flexible and willing to adapt.• Keep their mind on the task at hand.• Be confident and engaged.• Be aware of their environment and the feedback it provides.• Accept correction and criticism constructively.• Use horsemanship as an opportunity to socialise appropriately with peers, volunteers and facilitators.• Understand how they learn best.
Section 1: Introduction
Lecture 1 Introduction
Lecture 2 Themes
Lecture 3 Who can deliver this curriculum?
Lecture 4 How does it work?
Lecture 5 Does it really work?
Lecture 6 What are the benefits?
Lecture 7 How Horses Help
Lecture 8 What is NEET (Not In Employment, Education or Training)?
Lecture 9 Who can take part?
Lecture 10 Potential Sources of Referrals
Section 2: The Key Educational Concepts
Lecture 11 EAL vs EAE
Lecture 12 Benefits of Outdoor Education
Lecture 13 Experiential Learning
Lecture 14 Learning Styles
Lecture 15 The Blended Approach
Section 3: Assessment and Intake
Lecture 16 The Assessment Session
Lecture 17 Referral Information
Lecture 18 The Referral Pathway
Section 4: The Learner Portfolio
Lecture 19 One page profile
Lecture 20 Creating a CV
Section 5: The Life Hack Curriculum
Lecture 21 Week by week breakdown
Lecture 22 Session 1: Staying Safe
Lecture 23 Session 2: Being Healthy
Lecture 24 Session 3: Being Aware
Lecture 25 Tailoring the Session (Workshop Recording)
Lecture 26 Session 4: Communicating
Lecture 27 Session 5: Managing Emotions
Lecture 28 Session 6: Being Responsible
Lecture 29 Session 7: Presenting Yourself Properly
Lecture 30 Session 8: Teamwork
Lecture 31 Session 9: Problemsolving
Lecture 32 Session 10: Motivation
Lecture 33 Session 11: Study Skills
Lecture 34 Session 12: Self Determination
Section 6: Monitoring and Evaluation
Lecture 35 Monitoring
Lecture 36 Reporting
Equine assisted professionals or those interested in working therapeutically with horses and people.