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Access NI checks for Accredited Professional Coaches in Northern Ireland

  • Last reviewed: 23rd November 2022

Each applicant will need to complete:

  • BHS Pre-application form (link to doc)
  • Pin Notification and ID validation form (link to doc)
  • Identity Documents

Checking Documents

Please Email or WhatsAPP a copy of each document. WhatsAPP is secure. 

BHS Ireland will then arrange a face to face chat – WhatsApp is the preferred option or an online meeting via Microsoft Teams.


Before you apply online there is a cost of £33 which goes to the Pony Club Area 17 as they are acting as an Umbrella Body and processing the applications for the BHS.

The BHS Ireland Paypal account is or pay directly to The British Horse Society NI Region Bank Account – Sort Code 95-01-22 and Account No: 82792184

Next steps

Once that is all done then you get the pin number to apply online.  The current Access NI turnaround time seems to be around 3 to 4 days.

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For more information please contact:

Susan Spratt
BHS Manager for Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland