About Us

BHS Qualifications (BHSQ) is an awarding body recognised and regulated by the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, SQA Accreditation in Scotland, Qualifications Wales (QW) and the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

We work in partnership with a variety of organisations, such as The British Horse Society, the British Equestrian Federation and its member bodies, employers and other stakeholders.

  • We develop and award industry-recognised, regulated qualifications including Scottish Vocational qualifications, Work Based Diplomas, Equestrian Tourism and Equestrian Coaching qualifications

Our regulated qualifications are delivered by BHSQ Approved Centres within the UK and Northern Ireland. Qualifications can be taken at Assessment Venues, both nationally and internationally. 

We offer over 36 qualifications falling within different Award Frameworks:

All qualifications are developed with the governing body, industry experts, employers and users, and we recognise a wide range of entry pathways into our qualifications. Our qualifications are industry-recognised and contribute to horse management and care, riding and coaching in equestrian. Some of our qualifications contribute to the Apprenticeship Framework.