Who is this qualification for, and what is needed to enter it?
The BHS PTT is suitable for those aged 18 years or over. To enter the exam you will need to have passed the complete BHS Stage Two. The exam consists of two practical coaching sessions; one group (either flat or jump) and one individual (either lead rein or lunge), you will find out on the day which lessons you will teach. There are also four theory units which will be assessed during one session. These units are assessed via a presentation as well as oral questions. There are five presentation topics, you will need to prepare all the presentations, but you will be required to present only one of the topics on the day.
When you book your exam you will receive a coaching portfolio. This will need to be completed before you achieve your BHS Assistant Instructor Certificate (BHSAI), but you do not need to complete this before your PTT exam.
Why should you do the BHS PTT?
On achievement of this qualification you will be eligible to join the BHS Register of Instructors and you will be qualified to coach clients in both riding and horse care. The Preliminary Teaching Test is a component of the BHSAI. Preliminary Teachers will be able to gain the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) Level 2 by completing a portfolio of evidence.
What will a person with their BHS PTT be able to do in a professional environment?
A person who holds their BHS PTT will be able to work in a commercial riding establishment, private yard or as a freelance coach. They will be able to apply the basic principles of coaching to improve the rider’s horsemanship skills, following a progressive plan. They will understand the health and safety procedures involved in organising a lesson and be able to modify sessions to facilitate the ability of the rider. They will be able to coach novice riders up to Stage Two level.
Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Please Note: Free funded places for members living in Suffolk or Essex.
For more details or to book your place, please contact Janet Holmes.
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