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.

The BEF are delighted that the following coaches have been awarded the Level 4 qualification:

Name Member Body

Year Awarded Level 4

Tess Chew Riding for the Disabled Association 2015
Becky Johnson British Horse Society 2015
Pauline Brimson British Reining 2015
Angela Flanagan British Carriage Driving 2015
Philippa Curry British Showjumping 2015
Corinne Bracken British Showjumping 2016
Andrew Stennett Association of British Riding Schools 2016
Harry Payne British Dressage 2016
Janet Horswill British Dressage 2016
Gillian Elliott Horse Scotland/ British Horse Society 2016
Jo Swain British Dressage/ British Horse Society 2016
Debbie Melville The Pony Club/ British Eventing/ British Horse Society 2016
Clare Turner The Pony Club/ British Eventing 2016
Cindy Russell British Eventing 2016
Warren Lamperd British Eventing 2017
Julia Gourley British Horse Society 2017
Tom Graham British Dressage 2017
Claire Nixon British Horse Society 2018

How to apply

Applications for the UKCC Level 4 Coaching Certificate 2018 programme are now closed

Applications will open for September 2019 entry in June 2019. If you would like to be notified of the information day planned for May 2019, please email your details to participation@bef.co.uk

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

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