Applications now open for Equestrian Coaching Certificate Level 4

Saturday, 16 May 2020

Applications are now open for those wishing to join the British Equestrian Level 4 Coaching Certificate programme in September 2020. 

The Level 4 qualification is for high-performing coaches with considerable experience and it involves an advanced syllabus of professional academic education. It isn’t exclusive to coaches working in a high-performance environment – we have had coaches from Pony Club and Riding for the Disabled, in addition to those from the Olympic sports and beyond.

The programme was created with British Rowing and the University of Gloucestershire, and is a bespoke programme developed specifically for the needs of both sports. It should be noted that this course and qualification has no sport-specific technical content or assessment. It is all about developing your skills and knowledge to in the art of coaching. Level 4 coaches are visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills and behaviours, and the highest professional and ethical standards. They advance their own and others' development, lead cutting-edge programmes or a specialist part of a programme, and make a positive impact on sport performance and behaviour.

The programme provides coaches with a Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Professional Practice in Sport Coaching and is designed to support and credit learning within the workplace. It has been created around work-based learning modules focused on skills, knowledge and understanding needed to develop professional practice, as well as the ability to manage academic learning.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 8 June 2020. Interviews will be held later in July, the logistics for which will depend on the Government advice at that time regarding coronavirus.

For further information and to download an application for, please click here.