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.
The PTT course runs for two hours, one hour of Theory to include: lesson planning, theory discussion, presentation practice and the other hour of Teaching practice for lungeing lessons, group flat lessons, group jump lessons and lead rein lesson.
The BHS PTT runs for 12 - 16 weeks approximately (depending on the individual candidate’s ability).
Price per session: £25.
To take your PTT exam you must have previously passed your Stage One, Stage Two and BHS Riding and Road Safety.
Please note, the course is running on Wednesday evenings.