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What is Level 2?

This course used to be known as UKCC. The Level 2 coach is trained to prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions. The technical equestrian knowledge required is around B Test level, and this coach will be able to plan a short series of linked lessons, e.g. for Camp or similar. Applicants must have previous coaching experience.

The assessment specification requires learners to:

  • Complete a series of assessed tasks contained within their learner portfolio, provided by 1st4Sport
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate a minimum of six sessions. Four of these sessions must be linked and progressive, working with the same individual or group of participants in order to monitor and review any progress made.
  • Demonstrate their ability to coach sessions in two practical coaching assessments, one will be a flat session the other will be focused on jumping.

This course consists of:

  • Four 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. Advice on the technical skills will also be given in the practical sessions, but we cannot make you technically competent in 4 sessions. 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 2 Course Requirements
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Course Dates and Prices

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.

2023 Course Dates 

Onley (1 place remaining)- Book Here

Venue Address: Onley Grounds Equestrian, Willoughby, Rugby, CV23 8AJ

Course Dates

Day 1: Monday 18th September

Day 2: Monday 16th October

Day 3: Monday 20th November

Day 4: Monday 18th December

The assessments will take place on Monday 8th January and Monday 15th January. These require booking and paying for a minimum of 4 weeks before the assessment date


Myerscough College FULL

Venue Address: Myerscough College, St Michael's Road, Preston, PR3 0RY

Course Dates

Day 1: Monday 3rd April

Day 2: Tuesday 4th April

Day 3: Tuesday 30th May

Day 4: Tuesday 8th August

The assessments will take place on Thursday 26 and Friday 27th October. These require booking and paying for a minimum of 4 weeks before the assessment date


If you are interested in the Level 2 course but the ones listed aren't accessible to you, please use the form here to register your interest

How do I book onto a course?

Bookings for 2023 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.