When we talk about continuing professional development (CPD) for coaches, we mean any learning that improves a coaches’ practice outside of coaching qualifications or training for compliance e.g. safeguarding training or first aid training.
We will be working to categorise CPD for equestrian coaches into four different types of learning outcomes to encourage coaches to invest in all four to ensure a balanced learning programme...
With this in mind, British Equestrian and our Member Bodies have developed a number of different programmes to help coaches in our industry to develop the learning outcomes listed above and to offer a better experience to those horses and riders they work with.
This programme has been developed in collaboration with the equestrian Olympic and Paralympic sports and is funded by Sport England. The aim of the programme is to give coaches within the Youth Pathway more insight into the holistic development needed to nurture the potential of the developing youth athlete from an early age, which is broader than just technical skills. Coaches on the programme are given insight into the key stages of a child’s cognitive and physical development and how these stages are best managed to promote their well-being alongside their development as an athlete.
Topics covered include...
The complete list of coaches inducted into the 2020/2021 BEF Youth Pathway Coaching Programme is:
|Sue Chadwick||Claire Edwards||Hannah Moody|
|Emilie Chandler||Eve Staveley||Harry Payne|
|Jane Graham||Erica Oldham||Nina Boex|
|Hannah Jackson||Leanne Wall|
|Sarah Tubbs||Jo Lees|
|Joanne Burns Firth|
All programme queries from potential applicants should be directed to Georgie Wheeler: Georgie.Wheeler@bef.co.uk Tel: 02476 698904.
This programme is aimed at coaches working with adult and young people who participate in equestrian sport for recreational and personal development motives. Coaches wanting to join this programme should be ambitious in improving their own performance, already have success in getting more people participating in equestrian sport and retain them in the sport by creating enjoyable coaching environments. This is a cross-discipline programme involving
Any coach who wants to improve their own performance and is particularly interested in supporting recreational competitors. Coaches should already hold a Level 3 Equestrian Coaching Certificate, BHS Stage 4 Coach in Complete Horsemanship (or equivalent)
For further information about this programme, including application details, costs and dates, please click here.
This 6-hour workshop has been developed by British Equestrian, Riding for the Disabled Association, British Showjumping, British Dressage, the Pony Club and the British Horse Society, with the aim to give coaches the confidence and competence to support disabled participants. The workshop provides coaches with tools and ideas to allow participants to have the best possible experience when they attend a session.
The workshop's content combines bespoke equestrian content combined with content from the UK Coaching Inclusive Activity Programme workshop. By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to...
Depending on the Member Body delivering the workshop, learners will also cover one of the below outcomes...