Whereas the initial HorseBack courses were about providing somewhere safe to take time out following a life-changing injury, we appreciate the need to provide tangible learning objectives and clear measurable learning outcomes. It is imperative that course attendees progress and take positive steps forward in their path to recovery. This might be in increased confidence and self-esteem, healthier relationships, volunteering, education or indeed full or part-time work.
With this in mind, we have spent the past few years working with SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) to design our own nationally accredited course and become an SQA Educational Centre. This course, SQA Level 4 Certificate in Personal Development Through Horsemanship is delivered alongside the prestigious John Muir Award and is a three week, three-phase residential program.