Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Human Development

Qualification title

Crossfields Institute Level 5 Diploma in the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Human Development


This specialist qualification has been developed for those professional business/ executive leadership coaches and consultants, mental health professionals, equine professionals and health and well-being practitioners who want to master the art of employing horses in the field of human development. IFEEL Qualifications, as the lead development partner, provided subject expertise and content in the development of this qualification.

Key features

    • provides personal and professional development change programmes for individuals, groups or enterprising organisations looking to establish growth and success.
    • offers transformational experiences that create opportunities to access valuable learning insights and develop embodied awareness by working with a free ranging herd of horses.
    • The IFEEL methodology accelerates transformational change through ‘implicit learning processes that are a direct felt experience’ and this develops high sensory awareness in individuals in order that any situation is dynamically assessed and outcomes are intelligently effected.

Entry requirements

    • It is recommended that learners should be 21or over
    • Learners must either own their own equine(s) or have routine access to a specific equine in order to practice with this equine throughout the qualification.
    • Learners are required to have at least three years or 2,000 hours of equine experience. This experience can include owning horses, riding lessons, instructing and/or training etc.
    • Due to the physical and psychological demands of this qualification, learners will require a good level of physical ability, emotional stability and be prepared to approach their learning with personal maturity
    • Applicants are required to complete a programme of personal development work with IFEEL within 6 months of starting this qualification

Guided learning hours


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Study method

Blended, full or part time, face-to-face and distance learning as well as independent study.

How long does it take?

1 year part time recommended. The programme should be completed in a maximum of 2 years following registration.


Portfolio of evidence

Qualification specification

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