This training course will be of benefit to all those who wish to sit the BHS Preliminary Teaching Test or wish to train candidates to take it. The syllabus for the PTT exam has recently changed – this day will explain all.
Lunging is a vital part of training and developing horses and is an important part of the BHS PTT, Stage 2 and 3 exams. The lunging section is regularly a problem for candidates within the BHS exam system. This day will demonstrate acceptable lunging techniques. Please note that pre-booking is essential.
For more information please contact Susan Spratt, BHS Director for Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.
BHS Preliminary Teaching Test:
This qualification will provide you with the competencies to apply the basic principles of coaching, to improve the rider’s horsemanship skills, following a progressive plan. You will understand the health and safety procedures involved in organising a lesson or hack in the open or on the roads. You will be able to modify sessions to facilitate the ability of the rider in front of you. You will be able to evaluate your own performance and show ability to assess progress in your pupils in an unsupervised environment.
You will be able to work in a commercial riding establishment or private yard or as a freelance coach. Preliminary teachers will be able to register for and gain the Level 2 (UKCC Endorsed) Certificate in coaching by completing a portfolio of evidence. Holders of the Preliminary Teaching Test, who have completed a portfolio are now able to progress to the BHS Intermediate Teaching Test. The Preliminary Teaching Test is a component part of the BHS Assistant Instructor Certificate.
You must be at least 18 years old and have completed Stages 1 and 2 to take this exam.
As from 1 January 2013 we have again reviewed the presentation topics in the Preliminary Teaching Test and cut them back to just five:
- Nutritional advice for novice riders.
- The importance of warm-up and cool-down for riders and horses.
- The physical requirements and conditioning for horse riding.
- Mental preparation for riders.
- Drug awareness in riding.
Please note that all the above are linked to unit 3. The remaining theory units (1, 2 and 4) will be assessed by oral questioning.
Time: 9.30am - 4pm (Pre-booking is essential).
Cost: £45/60 Euros per person (lunch is included) Payment by Paypal.
How to pay by PayPal to BHS Ireland:
This account will allow you to quickly, safely and effectively pay BHS Ireland Events without incurring normal credit card administration fees. You will also automatically receive a receipt for your payment.
If you already have a PayPal account just log into PayPal and send the amount due to Susan Spratt. As you will know there is a facility to send a message via email and you will also receive a receipt for your payment. Please would you state your name, date and the event you would like to attend. Please then email your booking forms to Susan Spratt. If you do not have a PayPal account you can set one up very quickly by visiting the PayPal website. You can set up an account with a credit card or debit card or both. PayPal is a very safe way of making payments! Once you have a PayPal account, please send the amount due to Susan Spratt. There is a facility to send a message via email and you will also receive a receipt for your payment. Please would you state your name, date and the event you would like to attend - that would be great! Please then email your booking forms to Susan Spratt.
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