Course – Level 2 coach
About this course
The 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.
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
- PHECC FAR certificate / QQI Level 5 First Aid certificate / BHS Equine Specific First Aid certificate
- Safeguarding 1 course certificate
- Application for Garda Vetting / Access NI vetting as applicable
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.
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 Fee: €1200
If you would like more information on Level 2 Coach course please contact Jennifer Diamond in Horse Sport Ireland. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 045 854 533.
HSI reserves the right to modify, alter or add to accreditation requirements in accordance with updates to HSI Coaching Programmes.