The EAPD Coach Course is a made up of two parts, Pre-Course Study Material that is sent to participants prior to the course and the in-person five day training. Note courses will be following the guidelines set out by government related to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes physical distancing and access to sanitation stations.
Cost of the course is $2730 including tax. However for the balance of 2020, the course cost is reduced to $2100 including tax, recognizing the financial impact of COVID-19 and the need there will be for EAL service as a result of the pandemic.
The course fee covers the Pre-Course Study material, the EAPD Coach Course manual, EAL Canada Exercise Resource Book 1, Equine Information Documents booklet.
Morning coffee and lunch is provided each day (dietary restrictions are met to the best of our ability), as well as snacks and water throughout the day. Lunches will be individually packed and provided to individuals. Snacks will also be individually packed.
Courses are normally taught all across Canada but due to restrictions as a result of COVID-19, courses for the remainder of 2020 will only be held in western Canada. Check the Course Schedule for a course near you.
A month prior to the in-person course, you will receive a Pre-Course Study package that will help you prepare for the full course.
Students will write an exam on the Pre-Course Study material the first day and must pass it in order to continue with the rest of the course.
Included in the Pre-Course Study material is:
· Understanding Equine Assisted Learning and the role of the Equine Assisted Personal Development (EAPD) Coach
· Professional Standards and Code of Ethics
· Instincts, motivations and characteristics of individual horses and a deeper understanding of herd dynamics as applied to human interactions.
· Safety for horse and human
· And so much more.
These five days will change your life. It is intense, exciting and sometimes emotional. The course is hands-on, experiential in nature, and incredibly satisfying. The course will be both classroom and hands-on with the horses.
Classroom time is usually mornings, with topics such as:
Time with the horse is usually in the afternoons and include:
Each day ends with a debriefing, reviewing both the classroom material and the experiences working with the horses. This is an opportunity to ask questions and request clarification.
The final day of the course will be an exam on the material taught during the 5 days.
Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) Canada provides the certification for its students. The student receives certification as an EAPD Coach once they have successfully completed the initial exam based on the Pre-Course Study material, a final exam based on the material learned during the Course, as well as their performance throughout the hands-on portion of the Course.
Beccome one of almost 300 participants from Canada, USA, Mexico and Australia who have taken this training. Upon completion you become an Active Alumni and will be given access to a closed Facebook Page where Coaches share ideas, ask for suggestions or feedback, read about new and exciting EAL research. You also have access to already-developed courses that you can apply to your business, newly developed material and availability to EAL Staff for questions and feedback.
To maintain your Active Alumni status each year, there is an annual alumni fee currently set at $52.50 (2020), that is invoiced the beginning of each year.