Crossfields Institute and IFEAL are delighted to announce the launch of the first Ofqual regulated qualification in England in Equine Facilitated Human Development. The new Level 5 Certificate in Equine Facilitated Human Development (VRQ) is now available for learners to register. This is the first qualification of its kind in this country, and represents a significant step forward in this sector.

IFEAL’s Equine Facilitated Human Development (EFHD) Methodology is a vocational discipline for professional business/ executive leadership coaches and consultants, mental health professionals, equine professionals and health and well-being practitioners who want to professionally master the art of employing horses in the field of human development.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, specialising in the development niche qualifications for providers with a particular vision or ethos. The Institute is also approved by Ofqual (the regulator of qualifications, exams and assessments in England) as an awarding organisation.

If you would like to know more about this qualification, please visit or contact Helen Philip on or +44 (0) 1892 770 139