Coaching Qualification Information

Level 1

  • BHSQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Equestrian Riding
  • BHSQ Level 1 Award in Coaching Equestrian Driving
    • BHSQ Level 1 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport - contained within the above qualifications 

The holder of this qualification will be able to assist with coaching activities under the supervision of a more senior adult coach; however, the more senior adult coach will take overall responsibility for the process. This qualification requires the holder to be under the supervision of a more senior adult coach, therefore the Level 1 coach will not be expected to take responsibility for others.

The holder will have the ability to assist a more senior coach with the basic principles of equestrian coaching, showing due regard for the health and safety of themselves, pupils, horses and others. 

Level 2

  • BHSQ Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Equestrian Riding
  • BHSQ Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Equestrian Driving
    • BHSQ Level 2 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport - contained within the above qualifications 

The holder of this qualification will be able to take sole responsibility for the health and safety of themselves, pupils, horses and others within the coaching environment. The holder will be able to prepare for, deliver and review a coaching session or a linked series of sessions to show progression. 

Level 3

  • BHSQ Level 3 Certificate in Coaching Equestrian Riding
    • BHSQ Level 3 Award in the Principles of Coaching Sport - contained within the above qualification

The holder of this qualification will be able to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual or seasonal coaching programmes. In addition, they will be able to deliver a seasonal or annual coaching plan. The Level 3 Coach will be a fully autonomous, accomplished coach with equestrian skills and knowledge.