Level 4

The British Equestrian Federation and British Rowing are working with the University of Gloucestershire to deliver the UKCC Level 4 Coaching Qualification, the course is a bespoke programme developed specifically for both sports.

The UKCC level 4 qualification is for 'high performing' coaches and it involves an advanced syllabus of professional education for coaches with considerable experience; it is not exclusive to coaches working in a 'high performance' environment.

Vision for a UKCC Level 4 coach


UKCC Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviours and the highest professional and ethical standards. They will 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 Level 4 Coaching Qualification 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. Forming an integral part of the UKCC Level 4 qualification for high performing coaches it has been created around work-based learning (WBL) modules focused on skills, knowledge and understanding needed to develop professional practice as well as the ability to manage academic learning.

Please Note: The BEF will be the awarding body for the UKCC Level 4 Qualification, although the PG Dip element of the course will be certified by the University of Gloucestershire.

How to apply

Applications for the UKCC Level 4 Coaching Certificate 2018 programme will open soon and an application form will follow. 

Applications are administered by the British Horse Society and should be completed on the appropriate form and returned either by email: erin.dobby@bhs.org.uk or by post: UKCC L4 Applications, British Horse Society, Equestrian House, Abbey Park, Stareton, Kenilworth Warwickshire, CV8 2XZ. 

There will be an information day on 23 May 2018 at the University of Gloucestershire to provide information to prospective students about the Level 4 and Postgraduate Diploma. To register your place, please email erin.dobby@bhs.org.uk

For any further enquiries, please email info@bef.co.uk

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