Level 3

The UKCC endorsed Level 3 qualification can also be general riding or discipline specific and requires a greater depth of technical knowledge and more developed coaching skills. Level 3 coaches are able to plan and implement longer term coaching strategy and effectively evaluate their own coaches practice. 

*Please note to access the general riding and discipline specific Level 3 courses  it may be necessary to hold a Level 2 or an equivalent qualification to meet the entry requirements. Please contact the relevant coaching coordinator for more information

Coaching outcomes at Level 3

  • Fully autonomous coach; role model at County/Regional level.
  • Can plan, deliver, analyse and review annual programmes of rider development
  • Goal Setting
  • Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions
  • Plan a series of coaching sessions
  • Prepare the coaching environment
  • Deliver a series of sessions
  • Monitor and evaluate coaching sessions and personal practice

The organisations currently offering this Level 3 qualification for general riding are the Pony Club, Association of British Riding Schools and horsescotland for coaches based in Scotland.

There are also discipline specific qualifications at this level currently available in dressage, showjumping and eventing with polocrosse, endurance, carriage driving and western planned to be available in Summer 2019.

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