Safeguarding Courses

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Who needs to attend a safeguarding course?
All individuals who carry out a role in regulated activity / work must attend an approved safeguarding workshop. The only exception to this rule is for first aiders, who will only require a disclosure check, and at residential camps, where each night a minimum of two of the overnight supervisors must have attended an approved safeguarding workshop. It is strongly recommended that any other persons carrying out regulated activity / work on an overnight basis at residential camps should also attend an approved safeguarding workshop.

Can I attend an online course?
The first approved safeguarding workshop attended must be face to face. This may be followed three years later by the online refresher course. However, as a minimum, individuals should attend a face to face course every six years.

There are two types of workshops available for coaches and volunteers: face to face and online refresher.

Face to Face Courses
All face to face safeguarding courses are listed on our Events Page (Scroll down to the bottom of the list). You will receive a confirmation email to verify your booking.

Online Refresher Course
You can enrol for the online refresher course here.

Next Steps for the online refresher:

1) After completing this form and paying in full, you will receive a confirmation email to verify your enrolment.

2) You will receive your username and password (login details) sent to the email you have provided. Login details are issued manually so please allow up to 7 days for these to be issued.

3) When you receive your login details, go to to access the online course.

Cancellation and Transfer Policies
The cancellation and transfer policies can be found here.

The Pony Club has a network of Safeguarding Trainers who deliver the BEF’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshop. If you would like to host one of these courses, please see the “How To Organise” tab.

Does the Pony Club accept other safeguarding courses?
Yes, The Pony Club automatically accepts the following courses as suitable alternatives:

UK Coaching course - Safeguarding and Protecting Children
SportScotland course - Safeguarding and Protecting Children
• SportIreland course - Safeguarding and Protecting Young People in Sport
• The BEF course offered by British Horse Society (BHS)
• The BEF course offered by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)
• Designated Lead Officer 3-day courses offered by your Local Authority
• Some level 3 courses will also be considered.



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