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New for 2023

If you are a Pony Club Member under the age of 21, you may be eligible for a bursary to go towards the cost of completing the Level 1 Coaching Certificate. The bursary has been generously supported by The Worshipful Company of Saddlers and will reduce the course fee by £150. To apply for the Bursary please complete the application form HERE .Each application will be considered based on need and you will be notified if you have been successful. 

What is Level 1?

This course used to be known as UKCC. The Level 1 coach qualification trains the learner to assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions under direct supervision, this is suitable for candidates who have no coaching experience. The technical knowledge required is around C Test. You will learn about safe working environments and the health and safety regulations of riding and coaching. You will also learn how to prepare for a coaching session and the skills needed to coach.

The assessment specification requires learner to:

  • Complete a series of assessed tasks contained within their learner portfolio, provided by 1st
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a pre-planned coaching session.
  • Demonstrate their ability to deliver a 30 minute flatwork session.

This course consists of:

  • Three one day workshops approximately one month apart followed by a final assessment.
  • The workshops are a mixture of theory based classroom sessions where the information needed for the portfolio will be covered, and practical coaching sessions where the coaching skills needed will be covered. Please make sure you read the requirements and ensure you are confident in the technical skills before applying.
  • You will also need to be prepared to work on your own between workshops. This includes completing the portfolio tasks and could include watching other coaches and making sure you get as much coaching practise as possible.
Course Requirements
Level 1 Course Requirements
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Course Prices and Dates

2023 Course Fees 
  • Level 1: £550 + £150 Assessment Fee
  • Level 2: £750 + £300 Assessment Fee

Payment is required at time of booking via Paypal, your place is not confirmed until payment has been received. Courses are subject to minimum numbers booking.

Cancellation policy

Courses will close 4 weeks before the first date or when maximum numbers have been reached and a wait list will be held. If you would like to be added to the waitlist please email with your name and location.

Dates for upcoming courses are as follows:

2023 Dates - More dates coming soon

Level 1 - Pickering Grange - FULL

Venue Address: Pickering Grange Equestrian Centre, Grange Farm, Pickering, Coalville, LE67 1EZ

Course Dates
Day 1: Monday 24th April

Day 2: Monday 22nd May

Day 3: Monday 26th June

The assessment will take place on Monday 10th July and requires booking and paying for separately a minimum of 4 weeks before the assessment date.


Level 1 - Tumpy Green - CHANGE OF LOCATION

Venue Address: Skylands, Lower Road, Stalbridge, Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 2SW 

Course Dates
Day 1: Sunday 26th March

Day 2: Sunday 23rd April

Day 3: Sunday 21st May

The assessment will take place on Sunday 18th June and requires booking and paying for separately a minimum of 4 weeks before the assessment date.

If you are interested in the PCCC Level 1 course but the ones listed aren't accessible to you, please fill in the form here to register your interest.

How do I book onto a course?

Bookings for 2022 will be taken via the online booking form and payment required in full via paypal (no account needed) at time of booking

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All courses are subject to a minimum number of candidates booking on and will be reviewed at 4 weeks prior to the start date. Course bookings will close when the Maximum number for each course has been reached and a wait list held.

The assessment will then need to be booked separately as you come to the end of your training, again via the online booking system. 

Prices are subject to change

Please note that places are not confirmed until payment is received.


Please refer to the cancellation policy.