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The Pony Club Coaching Certificate in Generic Riding - Open to all!

The Pony Club Coaching Certificate in Generic Riding provides a recognised stamp of quality coaching across all sport and across the UK. This is a government recognised qualification which is accredited by our awarding body 1st 4 Sport.

We offer Levels 1,2 and 3 of the Generic Riding qualification and Level 4 is a Post Graduate Diploma run through the BEF.

What is the difference between each level?

    Level 1 The Level 1 coach is to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions under direct supervision

    Level 2 The Level 2 coach is to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical equestrian knowledge required is around B Test level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons, e.g. for Camp or similar. Applicants must have previous coaching experience.

    Level 3 The Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes This coach has a technical knowledge at around A Test level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.

    Level 4 Level 4 coaches will be visionary and knowledgeable decision makers who display exceptional skills, behaviors 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 behavior. Post Graduate Diploma run through the BEF


How does the coaching certificate benefit me?  

The qualification levels makes it easier to identify the right coach for the right job from recreational enjoyment of equestrian sports to winning performance at the Olympics. 

The benefits of gaining this qualification as an equestrian coach include:-

  • Effective, up to date ‘athlete-centred’ coaching skills.
  • A clearer pathway of opportunities for your personal and career development.
  • Access to best practice coaching standards and new coaching ideas developed across the UK by top sports coaches.
  • A greater understanding of high-quality world class coaching.
  • Access to expert advice and support on all aspects of coaching.
  • The satisfaction of helping your riders to achieve their goals
  • Encouragement to be the best coach that you can be.

Level 3 information Day 2019

If you are considering taking your Level 3 with The Pony Club, we are holding our annual information day with our Course Leader’s Lea Allen and Pat Crann. The day will cover the following:

  • An overview of the Training Programme
  • What is expected of you, the coach, between Training Days
  • What is required to achieve the qualification
  • What the Training and Qualification could mean for you
  • Constructive feedback on your coaching
  • A Personal Action Plan to follow to prepare you for the start of the course in September 2019 should you decide to join the 2019 cohort

For further details and booking information please click here.

If you would like to book on to this day, you can do so here: Online entry booking form here

 

 

If you would like to register for any of the listed courses below please Click here here to down load the candidate registration form and return to Katie Attenborrow on katie@pcuk.org.
Full course payment is required upon registration.

Course 1002 To be held at Birr House Equestrian Centre, Whinney Hill, Dundonald, Belfast BT16 1UA

Day 1: Tues 23rd October 2018
Day 2: Wed 21st November 2018
Day 3: TBC
Day 4: Assessment Thursday 17th January 2019

Northern Ireland Contact -  Debbie Osborough for more details.

Course PC 153 Barstobrick Equestrian & Indoor Recreation Centre, Castle Douglas DG7 2AG

Dat 1 - Friday 7th September
Day 2 - Friday 5th October
Day 3 - Wednesday 7th November

Assessment Day 4 - January 2019

Course PC 154 Hayfield EC, Aberdeen

Day 1 - Thursday 7th February
Day 2 - Thursday 21st February
Day 3 - Thursday 28th March

Assessment tbc in April

Scottish Contact -  Lea Allen for more details.

Course PC 155 Muirmill, Symington, Kilmarnock KA1 5SH

Day 1 - Tuesday 26th March 2019
Day 2 - Tuesday 16th April 2019
Day 3 - Tuesday 21st May 2019

Assessment tbc June 2019


Course 1006 Moor Farm, Wall Hill Rd, Corley Moor, Coventry CV7 8AP

Day 1 - Tuesday 27th November 2019
Day 2 - Tuesday 18th December 2019
Day 3 -  Friday 22nd February 2019

Assessment tbc 11th March 2019

Course 1007 Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, CV35 9BL

Day 1 - 12th Feb 2019
Day 2 - 12th March
Day 3 - 2nd April

Assessment Day 4 - 13th May

Course 1008 Barton Field Farm Equestrian Centre,Wingham Road, Littlebourne, Canterbury, Kent,CT3 1UP

Day 1 Tuesday 29th January
Day 2 Tuesday 26th February
Day 3 Tuesday 26th March

Assessment Day 4 - Tuesday 8th April
Southern Contact -  Linda Pearce for more details.


Course 1009 Widmer Equestrian Centre, Widmer Farm, Pink Road, Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire, HP27 0PC

Day 1 -  Monday April 1st
Day 2 - Monday May 13th
Day 3 - Monday June 24th

Assessment Day 4 - Monday July 8th

Contact - Linda Pearce for more details.


Course 1010Beaumont Grange, Slyne, Lancaster


Day 1 -  Sunday 17th February
Day 2 - Monday 18th February
Day 3 - Sunday 24th March

Assessment Day 4 - Wednesday 17th April

Contact - Hilary Wakefield for more details.

 

 

 

 

 


To register you please complete the UKCC Application Form which is above.

Course 2002 to be held at Wittering Grange, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6NR
Day 1 - Wednesday 25th July 2018
Day 2 -Wednesday 15th August 2018
Day 3 - Wednesday 12th September 2018
Day 4 - Wednesday 10th October 2018

All running from 2pm - 8pm

Assessment days Wednesdays 17th and 24th October from 10am

Contact - Linda Pearce for more details.


Course 236 To be held at Pathead EC, Kirriemuir,  DD8 5BY

Day 1 - 3rd December
Day 2 - 14th January
Day 3 - 5th February
Day 4 - 18th March

Assessment Day TBC


Contact - Lea Allen for more details.


Course 2005 To be held at: Myerscough College,St Michael’s Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, PR3 0RY

Day 1 - Thursday 25th October 2018 - 2pm start in classroom - school/riders 5-7pm
Day 2 - Friday 26th October 2018 - 9am - start in classroom - school/riders 1-4pm
Day 3-  Wednesday 28th November 2018 - 2pm start classroom - school/riders 3-8pm
Day 4 - Wednesday 30th January 2019 - 2pm start classroom - school/riders 3-8pm

Assessment Dates:

Day 5 - Monday 8th April 2019 - 10am portfolio completion - school 1-5pm
Day 6 - Tuesday 9th April 2019 - 10am portfolio completion - school 1-5pm


Contact - Pam Prickett for more details.

Course 237 Barstobrick Equestrian & Indoor Recreation Centre, Castle Douglas DG7 2AG

Day 1 - Wednesday 5th September
Day 2 - Thursday 6th September
Day 3 - Thursday 4th October
Day 4 - Thursday 6th November

Day 5 & 6 Assessment - January 2019

Course PC 238 Muirmill, Symington, Kilmarnock KA1 5SH

Day 1 - Monday 25th February
Day 2 - Tuesday 26th February
Day 3 - Monday 25th March
Day 4 - Monday 15th April

Monday 20th May
Assessment - tbc June


Course 2006Moor Farm, Wall Hill Rd, Corley Moor, Coventry CV7 8AP

Day 1 - Monday 19th November 2018
Day 2 - Tuesday 20th November 2018
Day 3 - Monday 17th December 2018
Day 4 - Monday 21st January 2018

Assessment - Day 1, 4th March
Assessment -


Course 2007 Warwickshire College, Moreton Morrell, CV35 9BL


Day 1 & 2 - 7th and 8th January 2019
Day 3 - 11th Feb
Day 4 - 11th March

Assessment Day 5 - 1st April
Assessment Day 6 - 7th May

Course 2008 Hall Farm, Main Street, Linby, Nottinghamshire, NG15 8AE

Day 1 - Wednesday 24th April
Day 2 - Wednesday 22nd May
Day 3 - Wednesday 3rd July
Day 4 - Wednesday 31st July

Assessment Day 5 - Tuesday 13th August
Assessment Day 6 - Wednesday 14th August

Contact - Linda Pearce for more details.


Course 239 Hayfield EC, Aberdeen

Day 1 - Thursday 30th May
Day 2 - Friday 31st May
Day 3 - Thursday 27th June
Day 4 - Thursday 29th August

Assessment Day 1 - Thursday 26th September
Assessment Day 2 - Thursday 10th October

Scottish Contact -  Lea Allen for more details.

 

 

To register you please complete the UKCC Application Form which is above.

UKCC Level 3

This course is aimed at experienced knowledgeable Pony Club coaches,  who wish to update their skills, with emphasis on better communication,  better understanding of riders’  needs, and how they learn best. There are also sessions on rider nutrition, fitness and sport psychology.

The course is run over 8 days, divided into four 2 day sessions, with classroom sessions in the mornings and coaching practice in the afternoons. All this is with very experienced tutors, with input from excellent top class coaches from the 3 major disciplines, who will pass on their wealth of knowledge.

On completion of the training days, there will be an assessment day, where the candidate will deliver 2 sessions in front of experienced Assessors.  When the candidate is found competent, they will then be added to the Visiting Coach list for The Pony Club, asked to be Mentors at the Pony Club Championships, and expected to travel to different areas to put their new inspirational ideas and knowledge into practice, and in turn raise the standard of riding throughout The Pony Club in the UK.

Please contact The Training team for further details on 02476 698 300

** APPLICATIONS FOR THE UKCC LEVEL 3 ARE NOW OPEN**

If you would like to register for any of the listed courses below please Click here to download the candidate registration form and return to Katie Attenborrow on katie@pcuk.org.
Full course payment is required upon registration.

2018 Level 3 course dates

Day 1- 13th November, The Unicorn Centre, Gloucestershire
Day 2- 14th November The Unicorn Centre, Gloucestershire

Day 3- 5th March, Swallowfield EC, Lapworth, Warwickshire
Day 4- 6th March, Swallowfield EC, Lapworth, Warkickshire

Day 5- 14th May
Day 6- 15th May

Day 7-
Day 8-

Assessment day- September TBC

Venue TBC

 

UKCC COSTSLEVEL 1LEVEL 2LEVEL 3
Cost of Training£500£650tbc
Cost of Assessment£150£300tbc

Need more help? - Contact your UKCC Regional Advisor:

Scotland (Area 1 & 19) Pink: Lea Allen leaarea1@hotmail.co.uk 07801 278785
North East (Area 2, & 3) Light Blue: Shelley Wilson shellw100@yahoo.co.uk 07921705174
North West (Area 4 &5)  Dark Blue: Hilary Wakefield hilaryjw54@gmail.com07976 233695
Eastern (Area 6, 8 & 11) Yellow: Linda Pearce lindajeanpearce@gmail.com 07970 542011
Central (Area 7, 9 &12) Orange: Antonia Moller antoniamoller@yahoo.co.uk 07956 102545
Wales (18 &10) Light Pink: Hollie Cartwright little_miss_shinee@hotmail.com077070 75285
Northern Ireland (Area 17) Green: Debbie Osborough debbieosborough@aol.com 07719 606735
South West (Area 14, 15, 16) Purple: Anne Bolton anne.bolton18@gmail.com 07891081891

UKCC Regional Map

 


If you are applying for a course in Scotland please see the following link for the application procedure

Horse Scotland Candidate Procedure Guide

Cancellation Policy 2018

Level 1 Registration and Certification requirements
Level 2 Registration and Certification requirements
Level 3 Registration and Certification requirements

 

 


Please send all completed forms to Katie Attenborrow on katie@pcuk.org followed by full payment for the course.

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Looking for funding to help with the cost of your coaching course?
The Funding Opportunities for Coaching Guide provides details about funding available to support coaches and coaching across England.  Produced by sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network the Guide is an interactive PDF that provides information on funding available in England to support coaching.  View it here: www.sportscoachuk.org/resource/funding-coaching-guide



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