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BHS Approved Riding Schools | delivering BHS Care unit assessments during Covid-19

During this time of unprecedented upheaval, the British Horse Society has developed an interim model of assessment for the Care units of our qualifications for Stages 1 to 3 at the moment, with Stage 4 to follow in the next few weeks in order to comply with current government health guidelines.

Candidates can now contact a BHS Approved Riding School with a view to doing an assessment, and the centre will organise an assessor. The candidate pays the assessment fee to the centre (or assessor). All assessments are held on a 1:1 basis, one candidate to one assessor.

Assessment Centre Requirements

One of the significant changes that we have implemented to support our Approved Riding Schools is to revise our assessment centre requirements for delivery of the Care assessments. We have revised our assessment centre requirements, as follows:

  • Stage 1 Care (from 27th May 2020)
    The candidate can be assessed at any BHS Approved Riding School
  • Unit 1: Stage 2 Care (from 27th May 2020)
    The candidate can be assessed at any BHS Approved Riding School
  • Unit 1: Stage 3 Care (from 27th May 2020)
    The candidate can be assessed at a BHS Approved Training Centre (ATC) that is approved at Stage 3 or above
  • Unit 1: Stage 4 Care (Date to follow)
    The candidate can be assessed at a BHS assessment centre approved at Stage 4 or above

Any centre used for the delivery of a Care assessment must have suitable equipment, facilities and horse/s required to deliver the Care assessment, for one candidate. The centre guidance and revised equipment required for each Care assessment are available by downloading our Centre Guidance.

If you are unsure if you can deliver a BHS Care assessment based on your BHS Approval status, please contact the BHS Education Team before confirming an assessment date with a candidate.

Candidates can be assessed at the centre they are employed at or have trained at, and assessors can be employees or contractors of the centre.

We have also arranged a series of Question and Answer sessions next week on Wednesday 27th, Thursday 28th and Friday 29th May from 12.00-13.00. If you are interested in joining us for one of these sessions, please book your session and we will send you an email with an invitation.

Documents you can download to support the delivery of the Care Assessments:


 

 

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