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SEBC Accredited Professional Training

Quick Overview
  • SEBC accredited training for Professional Training Certificate and Registration
  • Specialist training on safer and more humane management of horses
  • Useful for all working within the horse industry
  • Part time to fit around work and family commitments
  • Various locations across the UK

The courses are designed for people with both practical experience of working with horses and appropriate people skills, wishing to proceed to professional qualification (PTC) and registration with the Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants (SEBC) as an Equine Behaviour Consultant. The Courses also provide specialist training on the safe and humane management of horses and through improved understanding of horse behaviour and training techniques, safer and more efficient management and training in all disciplines. There are usually 10 weekend modules throughout the year arranged to allow those with full time work and family commitments to participate.

Combining the science of animal behaviour and learning theory with the best of traditional and modern equine training techniques, these courses are developed from Dr Marsden's 30 years of successful professional practice. SEBC accredited course offer trainees the benefit of Dr Marsden's highly respected expertise as well as the practical and professional experience of other SEBC Registered Consultants, and other equestrian professionals such as Master Saddlers, Veterinary Physiotherapists, Farriers, Lawyers and Business Consultants.

About Dr Marsden

The internationally recognised equine behaviour expert Dr Debbie Marsden is the author of “How Horses Learn”, with many years of equine behaviour research and teaching experience at the University of Edinburgh attached to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies, plus 30 years of successfull professional practice as an Equine Behaviour Consultant. See CV and brief bio on About page.

Who Do We Train?

SEBC Accredited Professional Training Courses aim to train experienced equestrians who want to run their own business as professional Equine Behaviour Consultants or who would benefit from specialist practical knowledge of equine behaviour. This is useful to all those working in the horse industry and will augment an existing equestrian career, being particularly valuable for equestrian coaches and riding instructors, riding school proprietors and staff, grooms, livery and stud farm managers and staff, saddlers, veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, farriers, physiotherapists and other professionals within the horse industry.

SEBC Registration

The Courses are the accredited professional training for the Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants Professional Training Certificate examination (SEBC PTC) required for professional registration with SEBC as an Equine Behaviour Consultant in the UK (see www.sebc.co.uk). Ten satisfactory Portfolio pieces are required for entry to the PTC examination and the Courses have been structured so that each Module covers a corresponding Portfolio piece.

Not everyone attending a course wishes to take the exam or register with SEBC. For those who do, full guidance is given on completion of the required Portfolio pieces and exam requriements.

Click here for more information about Courses, including fees, dates, venues and how to enrol.

Course Content

The courses cover key elements of horse behaviour, the practical application of this knowledge to managing horses, safety and welfare issues, solving equine behaviour problems, good business practice and the required professional practice for SEBC Registered Equine Behaviour Consultants.

Teaching comprises lectures, tutorials and workshops using slides, videotape/DVD with detailed handouts and practical work with horses. Trainees are given every opportunity to participate in discussion and practical work as well as contributing to ‘role play’ exercises, to consolidate their knowledge and help develop the ‘people’ and other practical skills required for this kind of work. The emphasis of all teaching throughout the course is on the practical and how to successfully manage ‘challenging behaviour’, advise owners, riders and handlers and solve equine behaviour problems in the ‘real’ world of today’s horse industry, using a wide variety of teaching techniques, including problem based learning.

Trainees with specific interests and experience can select Modules to suit and if not wishing to proceed to examination and registration do not need to prepare a Portfolio.

Tutors

The courses are taught by SEBC Registered Equine Behaviour Consultants, including Dr Marsden and other tutors who are experts in each of the other relevant fields including Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapists, SMS Master Saddlers and Qualified Saddle Fitters, Chartered Accountants, Lawyers, Psychologists and IT Consultants.

Veterinary Physiotherapist Kathryn Welland of Oaklands Physiotherapy teaching on the Warwickshire CourseLaura Dempsey SMS master saddler and qualified saddle fitter teaching a group of students on the Warwickshire CoursePhillip Howard SMS master saddler and qualified saddle fitter teaching a group of students on the Oatridge CourseDiscussing portfolio work on the Oatridge Course

Venues

Warwickshire College and London Area

For details of courses in this area including start dates and fees, contact Ashley Anne Durie on 07808 714 243 or email ashley@positive-equine.com

Warwickshire College is also a BHS Training and Exam Centre, renowned for its equestrian facilities and equine courses, being a Centre for Vocational Excellence (Equine) and popular competition venue.

All teaching and practicals are held in the classrooms and equestrian facilities of the College’s Moreton Morrell Centre, just South of Coventry near Royal Leamington Spa and Warwick within easy reach of the M40, easily accessible via the M5, M1 and M6, with Birmingham airport approx  30 minutes away. Accommodation may be available on campus and there is a wide selection of Hotels, B&B etc nearby. For accommodation information call 01926 318295 or email kfiggit@warkscol.ac.uk . For general enquiries about the College, contact them directly on 0800 783 6767 or enquiries@warkscol.ac.uk or visit www.warkscol.ac.uk .

Kirkley Hall Equestrian Centre and Northumberland College and Oatridge College in Scotland

For details of courses in these areas including start dates and fees, contact Ashley Anne Durie 07808 714 243 or email ashley@positive-equine.com and for further details see www.positive-equine.com

Kirkley Hall

Kirkley Hall Equestrian Centre is based at Northumberland College’s land based campus in Ponteland, just outside Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 0AQ.

Set within a beautiful 17th Century estate, the Equestrian Centre includes a 25 horse stable yard, all weather riding arenas and a British Eventing approved cross country course.

Accommodation may be available on campus and there is a wide selection of hotels and B&B’s nearby. For further details including accommodation call 01670 841 200 or email enquiries@kirkleyhall.co.uk.

Oatridge

View of Oatridge CollegeThe Arran Room Teaching Suite where the classroom elements of the Oatridge Course are taughtThe Arran Building at Oatridge CollegeExternal view of the Arran Room Teaching Suite at Oatridge

SRUC Oatridge Campus is a member of the Scottish Equestrian Association, a BHS Training and Exam Centre and popular equestrian competition venue. The Course is based in the modern Arran Room suite, set in beautiful grounds, with practical sessions at the nearby teaching yard, using school horses and the fabulous indoor competition facilities all on campus at the Scottish National Equestrian Centre (SNEC) www.snec.co.uk.

The Oatridge Campus is near Edinburgh, beside the small village of Ecclesmachan just outside Broxburn in West Lothian. It is very well served by road (M8/M9 just west of Edinburgh City Bypass A720) and rail and is only a short taxi ride from Edinburgh Airport, Uphall Station or Linlithgow Station. For directions and travel details please contact Oatridge directly on 01506 864 800 or email info@oatridge.ac.uk.

B&B is available on site, contact Oatridge directly and ask for the Accommodation Officer. Alternatively, there is a wide range of Hotels and Scottish Tourist Board Approved accommodation nearby and the Oatridge Campus is easy to get to from Edinburgh, (5 mins from Junction 3 of M8, Livingston).


SEBC Accredited Professional Training Course for Equine Behaviour Consultants

This modular Course is the Accredited Professional Training for the Society of Equine Behaviour Consultants (SEBC) Professional Training Certificate examination (PTC) required for professional registration with SEBC as an Equine Behaviour Consultant in the UK (see www.societyofequinebehaviourconsultants.co.uk). Ten satisfactory Portfolio pieces are required for entry to the PTC examination and the Course has been structured so that each Module covers a corresponding Portfolio piece. For those who wish to proceed to the professional examination and registration, full guidance is given on completion of Portfolio work.

The course also providesspecialist practical knowledge of equine behaviour, useful to all those working in the horse industryenhancing an existing equestrian career, being particularly valuable for coaches and instructors, riding school proprietors and staff, grooms, livery and stud farm managers and staff, saddlers, veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, farriers, physios andother professionals within the horse industry.

Combining the science of animal behaviour and learning theory with the best of traditional and modern equine training techniques, the course covers key elements of horse behaviour, including the practical application of this to managing horses, maximising safety and welfare,solvingequine behaviour problems, good business practice and the required professional practice for Registered Equine Behaviour Consultants.

The emphasis of all teaching throughout thecourse is on the practical and how to successfully manage ‘challenging behaviour’, maximise safety and welfare and advise owners, riders and handlers toresolve equine behaviour problems in the ‘real’ world of today’s horse industry, using a wide variety of teaching techniques, including problem based learning.

Trainees with specific interests and experience can select Modules to suit and,if not wishing to proceed to examination and registration,do not need to prepare a Portfolio, and can ‘dip in’ to brush up on existing knowledge or areas they would like to learn more about toboost an ongoing equestrian career

Teachers

The on-line lectures and tutorials are delivered by Dr Debbie Marsden, the internationally recognised equinebehaviour expert, author of “How Horses Learn”, with many years of equine behaviour research and teaching experience at the University of Edinburgh attached to the Department of Veterinary Clinical Studies andover 30 years successful professional practice as an Equine Behaviour Consultant.(For more about Dr Marsden see www.debbiemarsden.co.uk).

The practical days are taughtby Dr Marsden and other experienced SEBC Registered Consultants,including Ashley Durie who trained with Dr Marsden back in 2009, a keen competition rider with considerable professional experience in business managementas well as yard management and thoroughbred rehabilitationand has since become a SEBC accredited training course provider and accredited examiner and is actively involved within the SEBC committee, and other professionals who are experts in each of the other relevant fields including Chartered Veterinary Physiotherapists, SMS Master Saddlers and Qualified Saddle Fitters, Chartered Accountants and Lawyers.(For more about Ashley Durie see www.positive-equine.com).

Timetable

There are 10 monthly modules from September to June each year, each with an online webinar format lecture (Wednesday evening 7 –9pm) followed by a practical day (Saturday 10 –4pm) and a final on-line tutorial (Wednesday evening 7-8pm) with a chance to ask questions including aboutportfolio completion. See below for further details including datesand practical day venues.

Course Costs

Lecture £45, PracticalDay £65, Tutorial £25.

Discounts are available for registered members of other professional organisations including SMS Master Saddlers and ACPAT Reg Veterinary Physiotherapists, Registered Farriers and BEVA Reg Veterinary surgeons.(Additional fees are required payable to SEBC for portfolio assessment, exam and registration

SEBC Accredited Professional Training Course for Equine Behaviour Consultants

Dates

Month
2019/2020
Online Lecture
Evenings 7-9pm
Online Tutorial
Evenings 7-8pm
Practical & Tutorial Day
Daytime 10-4pm
Kirkley Hall
Practical & Tutorial Day
Daytime 10-4pm
Oatridge
September 11/09/19 18/09/19 15/09/19 14/09/19
October 09/10/19 23/10/19 19/10/19 12/10/19
November 06/11/19 20/11/19 09/11/19 16/11/19
December 04/12/19 17/12/19 07/12/19 14/12/19
January 08/01/20 22/01/20 11/01/20 18/01/20
February 05/02/20 19/02/20 08/02/20 15/02/20
March 04/03/20 18/03/20 07/03/20 14/03/20
April 08/04/20 22/04/20 11/04/20 18/04/20
May 06/05/20 20/05/20 09/05/20 16/05/20
June 03/06/20 17/06/20 06/06/20 13/06/20

There will be an introductory one hour on-line session on Wednesday 4thSeptember 7-8pm to help everyone familiarise with the online webinar facility and check out how it works.

Trainees are welcome to bring in video clips/DVDs of their own or friends’ horses for class discussion at practical days.Some of the most interesting questions start with “My horse......” !

For further information about SEBC, including portfolio assessment and exam fees call 01899 221 888 or email secretary@sebc.org.uksee www.sebc.org.uk

See below for details about practical day venues and module content.

For further information about the Course, including practical days at Oatridge contact Debbie Marsden on 01899 221 888 email mdmequestrian@gmail.com, and for Kirkley Hall call Ashley Durie on 07808 714 243 or email ashley@positive-equine.com see www.positive-equine.com

To enrol please scroll down to the enrolment form, complete, sign and return to and return to Ashley Durie, Cearta, The Paddock, Harelawside, Grantshouse, Berwickshire TD11 3RP OR email to Ashley@positive-equine.com.

SEBC

For more information about SEBC please visit www.sebc.org.uk

 

 
 
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