Coaching Certificate (endorsed by UKCC)

The Coaching Certificate (endorsed by UKCC) is an endorsement of a sport’s own externally awarded qualifications used to ensure the levels and standards of coaches across sports conform to common levels. The BEF is endorsed to deliver (in partnership with our member bodies) at Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4.  

Following a review that started in 2017, the Coaching Certificate will remain unchanged for the next 2 years but could change beyond September 2020. Read more.

Coaching Certificate principles

  • Puts Riders/Drivers/Vaulters at the heart of what we do.
  • Flexible qualification for all, in all coaching environments; technical pathways for riding, driving, vaulting and discipline specific such as endurance, RDA, dressage, showjumping and eventing at different levels.
  • Builds on existing good practice and provides a career structure.
  • Ongoing opportunities for training and development.
  • Aspiring Coaches can be assured of standardised qualification.

What is expected at each Coaching Certificate Level?

The role of the Level 1 coach is to: 'Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision' 

The role of the Level 2 coach is to: 'Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions' 

The role of the Level 3 coach is to: 'Plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes' 

A Level 4 coach is a beacon ‘high performing’ coach in their specific coaching environment ie. disability, U13, U18, adult, talent, world class.

What is common to coaching at all levels?

  • Plan (Planning process)
  • Do (Conducting coaching sessions)
  • Review (Review the coaching session/process)

Coaching Coordinators

For more information on Coaching Certificates please contact your relvant coaching coordinator by click on the Member Body links below: 

Specific Coaching Certificate Providers

British Dressage
British Eventing
British Showjumping
UK Polocrosse
British Carriage Driving

Generic Coaching Certificate Providers

The Pony Club
Association of British Riding Schools
Horse Scotland

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