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Level 1

1st4sport Level 1 Award in Equestrian Coaching (General Riding)

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Required age
16 +

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The Level 1 Award in Equestrian Coaching (General Riding) is ideal for learners interested in coaching general riding as an assistant.

This qualification will introduce learners to the practical and theoretical aspects of assisting in the planning, delivery, and evaluation of individual general riding coaching sessions.

Achieving the qualification will ensure that learners have the knowledge, skills and confidence to assist a more qualified coach.

This pathway includes a unit on technical coaching requirements for general riding.

It is recognised as the industry standard Level 1 qualification for assistant equestrian coaches by the British Equestrian Federation, its member bodies and UK Coaching.

Gives learners the knowledge and skills to assist the delivery of general riding coaching sessions

Qualification Progression

The skills and knowledge developed may also be used to enable learners to progress to other industry-relevant qualifications in equestrian coaching, such as the Level 2 Qualification in Equestrian Coaching. Learners may also be able to access British Equestrian Federation Regional Continual Professional Development Workshops.

This qualification may lead to paid employment or unpaid voluntary roles in coaching general riding, as an assistant coach. Other roles that the learner may consider exploring include Activity Leader, Official, or Sports Volunteer

Level 1

1st4sport Level 1 Award in Equestrian Coaching (General Riding)

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