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Continual Professional Development

To ensure that all our coaches are keeping up to date with the very best practice, we have made the decision to change the requirements for CPD from 1 January.  This means that all our Accredited Professional Coaches must complete a CPD course every year.  All new coaches that join the Accredited Professional Coach Membership will be required to complete a course within 6 months of joining.  With more coursers being accredited by the BHS through Member Bodies and with the 5 BHS Conventions next year, there will be many fantastic opportunities to update annually, ensuring all out coaches continue to be the very best in the industry.

Training and knowledge are essential requirements for any profession if high standards are to be achieved and maintained. The horse world is no exception.

Continual Professional Development (CPD) is a process of lifelong learning, which enables you to expand and fulfil your personal and professional potential, meet the present and future needs of your clients and deliver desired outcomes and priorities. BHS CPD assures that you meet the requisite knowledge and skills levels that relate to your evolving scope of professional practice.

Every year, The British Horse Society runs a number of regional CPD days for coaches to enhance their professional development ensuring they are at the fore front of new thinking, observations and techniques.

In addition to this, our annual International Convention and some of our other events are CPD days designed with coaches in mind, but are also open to anyone involved in the horse world – from new owners and horse lovers through to top professionals. We also offer one-off development days, such as Developing Your Coaching Skills.

What are CPD days?

CPD training days count as refresher courses for BHS Accredited Professional Coaches. We also accredit and promote CPD days that are submitted to us by BEF member bodies, subject to requirements. Confirmed CPD days are published on the website.

How does continuing professional development benefit my clients?

CPD is crucial in delivering the best possible service and using it to the maximum benefit of your clients – providing support and proof of agreed standards of learning.

By adopting a lifelong learning approach through the APC CPD scheme, you can ensure your knowledge and skills keep pace with new thinking and techniques.

For more information please email accreditedprofessionals@bhs.org.uk or contact us on 02476 840565.

I’m an Accredited Professional Coach and proud to be. I’ve been on a CPD day today and I love them - I’d go every week if I could.

Knowledge is power, to be able to empower my students is amazing. I’ll never stop learning, progressing and expanding my coaching skills it’s my passion. 

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