New regulated qualification in Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology

Crossfields Institute and IFEEL Qualifications Ltd are delighted to announce the launch of a new Ofqual regulated qualification. 

Crossfields Institute Level 6 Diploma in the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology
is now open for registrations.

Practitioners working with clients who have suffered trauma need to be able to understand the many different presentations of trauma, and have a range of skills to work appropriately with those clients or refer them to other specialist support.

This qualification develops theory, practice and high sensory awareness in practitioners in order that any situation involving trauma can be dynamically assessed and outcomes intelligently effected

IFEEL Qualifications was established in 2007, as a professional training organisation that has the depth and psychological competency needed to do justice to any equine assisted facilitation, coaching and psychotherapy interventions. We recognised the need for a systematic method in order to best consider and validate the complex process and outcomes of the Facilitator-Horse-Client alliance. We are proud to educate a diverse, self-motivated, well balanced, mutually supportive, conscientious group of professional facilitators who are needed for this fast-growing, multifaceted field.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development of specialist and niche qualifications for providers with a particular vision or ethos.

Any learners who are interested in finding out more about this qualification should contact admin@ifeelcentre.com, Tel: +44 (0) 1892 770 139

New Integrated Education qualification for schools

Crossfields Institute is delighted to announce that a new qualification for schools has been launched.

Crossfields Institute Level 2 Integrated Education Extended Diploma

is now open for registrations and interested schools are invited to seek centre approval.

This qualification is for students aged 14 and over and contains sixteen modules, eight of which are mandatory. The qualification delivers a broad curriculum which will be taught and assessed using transdisciplinary work, with a focus on collaborative and individual project work and problem solving.  It includes an Independent Project module that enables students to follow their passion and explore an interest or career aspiration in depth and modules that assess Creative Thinking Skills, and Personal and Social Learning Skills, drawing on formal, non-formal and informal learning and any area of the taught curriculum.

This qualification has been developed to encourage more transdisciplinary work across subjects, increase students’ ability to think laterally and work creatively. As schools are increasingly constrained by knowledge-focused, high stakes exam based qualifications this provides an opportunity for students to think for themselves and develop as more autonomous learners. This approach is in direct response to the needs of employers who want more creative thinking in their future employees.

This qualification was developed as a result of the ACTS project (https://acts.cloud/) which was recognised and funded by Erasmus+ (Key Action 2, School Education Strategic Partnership Project 2015). The project was led by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) in partnership with Sammenslutningen af frie Rudolf Steiner skoler i Danmark (Denmark); Steinerskoleforbundet (Norway); Steinerkasvatuksen liitto (Finland) and Crossfields Institute. Together, the four national federations of Steiner Waldorf Schools brought a wealth of curriculum and pedagogical expertise to the project and development of this qualification.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development of qualifications that take an integrative, human-centred approach to learning and development.

Any schools who are interested in finding out more about offering this qualification should contact qualityassurance@crossfieldsinstitute.com

New Integrated Education qualifications for schools

Crossfields Institute is delighted to announce that two new qualifications for schools have been launched.

Crossfields Institute Level 2 Integrated Education Certificate
Crossfields Institute Level 3 Integrated Education Certificate

are now open for registrations and interested schools are invited to seek centre approval.

These qualifications are for students age 14+ (Level 2) and age 16+ (Level 3) and contain two modules. An Independent Project enables students to follow their passion and explore an interest or career aspiration in depth whilst developing the ability to self-direct and coordinate their own learning. Creative Thinking Skills develop the skills of making connections and using different perspectives to communicate ideas or concepts. Students will also develop skills of reflection and making reasoned judgments. The Creative Thinking Skills module draws on formal, non-formal and informal learning and any area of the taught curriculum.

These qualifications were developed as a result of the ACTS project (https://acts.cloud/) which was recognised and funded by Erasmus+ (Key Action 2, School Education Strategic Partnership Project 2015). The project was led by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) in partnership with Sammenslutningen af frie Rudolf Steiner skoler i Danmark (Denmark); Steinerskoleforbundet (Norway); Steinerkasvatuksen liitto (Finland) and Crossfields Institute. Together, the four national federations of Steiner Waldorf Schools brought a wealth of curriculum and pedagogical expertise to the project and development of this qualification.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development of qualifications that take an integrative, human-centred approach to learning and development.

Any schools who are interested in finding out more about offering these qualifications should contact qualityassurance@crossfieldsinstitute.com

Launch of a new self-regulated qualification in Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology

We are proud to announce the launch of a new customised qualification: the Crossfields Institute Level 6 Diploma in the IFEEL Method of Equine Facilitated Psychotraumatology (SRQ). It is designed for those wishing to professionally engage with equine facilitated sessions in an individual and group context in human development and psychotraumatology. This programme is delivered by IFEAL Qualifications and awarded by Crossfields Institute.

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New regulated qualification in therapeutic work with children and young people

Crossfields Institute and The Mulberry Bush are delighted to announce the launch of a new Ofqual regulated qualification.

Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work with
Children and Young People
is now open for registrations.

Individuals working across the childcare sector, whether in education, health or social care, often have to organise, lead and manage group activities and sessions with children and young people. In order to do this, they will need to develop skills which allow them to run group sessions in an
empathetic and therapeutic way to enable the group sessions to run effectively.

This qualification enables individuals to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to run therapeutic group sessions with children and young people in an effective way.

The Mulberry Bush is a not-for-profit charity consisting of The Mulberry Bush School, a non-maintained residential special school with a three-year programme which runs for 38-weeks a year, working with vulnerable and severely traumatised primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales, The Mulberry Bush Outreach, our outreach and training department, our Research and Development department and The International Centre for Therapeutic Care.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development niche qualifications for providers with a particular vision or
ethos

  • Any learners who are interested in finding out more about this qualification should contact
    Kathy Smith, Outreach Administrator, 01865 594700 ext 26
  • Any organisations wishing to deliver this qualification should contact the Crossfields
    Institute Responsible Officer alison@crossfieldsinstitute.com 01453808118

New regulated qualification in Trauma Informed Care

Crossfields Institute and the Novalis Trust are delighted to announce the launch of two Ofqual regulated qualifications in Trauma Informed Care

Crossfields Institute Level 4 Award in Trauma Informed Care
Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Trauma Informed Care
is now open for registrations.

Trauma theory is a fast developing area, and is emerging as a fundamental influence on best practice in the care of individuals within the care system. Despite increased research in this area, there is little in the way of regulated qualifications across the world and none in the UK.

This qualification is an integral part of the effort to expand understanding of the impact of trauma, and structure and deliver services in a way that are Trauma Responsive.

It is designed to equip learners with the theoretical and practical understanding of Trauma Informed Care. The qualification also supports organisations in ensuring their staff are offering the most appropriate, effective care to the individuals under their responsibility.

Novalis Trust  is a charity that administers a school for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties as well as a long terms residential community with educational and occupational experiences for adults with learning difficulties. As well as providing a support centre where young people and residents can experience a range of therapies, Novalis Professional Services provides training and support to developing care and educational organisations for young people and adults with a range of complex needs and learning difficulties.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development niche qualifications for providers with a particular vision or ethos

  • Any learners who are interested in finding out more about this qualification should contact the course administrator Kate Barnett barnett@novalis-trust.org.uk
  • Any organisations wishing to deliver this qualification should contact the Crossfields Institute Responsible Officer alison@crossfieldsinstitute.com 01453808118

New self-regulated qualification in Integrative Medicine

Crossfields Institute and the Portland Centre for Integrative Medicine are delighted to announce that a new self-regulated qualification in integrative medicine has been launched.

Crossfields Institute Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Medicine (SRQ)
is now open for registrations.

The aims of this qualification are to develop the theoretical and practical knowledge, the critical and analytic abilities and the professional and reflective practice of health care professionals to help them transform health care into a more effective and compassionate practice that respects the individual as a whole person.

The Portland Centre is a centre of excellence for Integrative Medicine (IM) that supports the transformation of health care, combining the best of conventional and complementary care to deliver a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. The Portland Centre brings together a team of professionals focused on health promotion, self-care and lifestyle, supporting connections between mind and body and individuals and their communities.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development niche qualifications for providers with a particular vision or ethos.

Only a Few Places Left on Holistic Baby & Child Care Course

There are now just a few places available on the Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator) course:

Learners interested in studying this qualification should contact Emerson College, East Sussex +44 (0)1342 822 238; +44 (0)1342 826 055 or email registrar@emerson.org.uk.

If you are a centre interested in delivering this qualification, please contact Crossfields Institute on 01453 808 118 or info@crossfieldsinstitute.com

The qualification specification is available here.