Course – Level 2 coach

About this course

coachingThe HSI Level 2 Coach course provides coaches with the necessary skills and technical knowledge to work as an independent equestrian coach up to elementary level dressage, 1.20m show jumping and CCI1* – 2* eventing. This course is a progression from the HSI Level 1 Apprentice Coach course and is the first level at which a coach will be qualified as an independent equestrian coach upon successful completion.

Entry Requirements:
Coaches must have completed the HSI Level 1 Apprentice Coach course OR be a qualified BHSII and be currently on the BHS Register of Instructors. Coaches must be over 21 years of age. Coaches must have access to horses and riders at the required level.

Coaches must provide:

  • Evidence of adequate insurance cover
  • Occupational First Aid (QQI Level 5) / BHS Equine Specific First Aid Certificate
  • Child Protection Basic Awareness course certificate
  • Application for Garda Vetting

Duration:
The course takes place over 8 days. The first three days are run consecutively when all of the exercises are demonstrated and explained in the disciplines of dressage, show jumping and eventing. Three to four months later, candidates must attend the Level 2 Pre-Assessments which last two days. Candidates must bring their own horse(s) and rider(s), capable of working at the required standard to coach one session in each of the three disciplines. Candidates are given feedback on their coaching skills and clear advice and guidance on improving their skills. The next stage is the final assessments where candidates once again bring their own students to coach. The final assessments are carried out by independent outside assessors.

Certification:
Candidates attend all course contact time, including the pre assessments.

Candidates must submit the following:

  • Pre-Course Questionnaire
  • Mid-Course Questionnaire
  • Event Attendance Sheet
  • Log Books – practical coaching sessions in each discipline

Coaches must meet the required level of competency in all three disciplines in the final assessments. Coaches will then be awarded the HSI Level 2 Coach certificate, issued jointly by HSI and Sport Ireland Coaching. The Level 2 coach will be certified to coach independently. Insurance is available for all HSI coaches.

Course Dates:

 2017 

Days 1, 2 & 3 –  25th, 26th & 27th September 2017 – Spruce Lodge Training Facility, Redcross, Co. Wicklow
Further dates to be announced 

Book a course

Course Fee: €1200

You can book a coaching course by downloading the application form, completing it and returning to Horse Sport Ireland with the course fee. Download the Level 2 Application Form

Alternatively you can fill out your application form online and you will have the option to pay online (credit card or PayPal) or by cheque.

More information

If you would like more information on Level 2 Coach course please contact Catherine Farrell in Horse Sport Ireland. Email cfarrell@horsesportireland.ie or phone 045 854512.

HSI reserves the right to modify, alter or add to accreditation requirements in accordance with updates to HSI Coaching Programmes.