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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

2024 Course Fees 
  • Level 1: £600 + £150 Assessment Fee
  • Level 2: £900 + £300 Assessment Fee

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

Cancellation policy

Courses will close 3 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.

2024 Course Dates 

Level 2

Course Venue:

Pickering Grange Equestrian

Grange Farm

Ellistown Terrace Road


LE67 1EZ

Course Dates

Day 1- Tuesday 9th April

Day 2- Wednesday 10th April

Day 3 - Tuesday 28th May

Day 4 - Wednesday 29th May

Day 5 - Tuesday 23rd July

Day 6 - Tuesday 6th August 


Assessments Day 1 - 23rd July
Assessments Day 2 - 6th August


The assessment days requires booking and paying for separately a minimum of 4 weeks before the assessment date.

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How do I book onto a course?

Bookings for 2024 will be taken via the online booking form and payment required at time of booking. The assessment fee may be paid prior to the assessment days.

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.


British Equestrian Federation 2024 Bursaries

Following a substantial level of interest in last year’s Coaching Bursary, British Equestrian is pleased to open applications for a second time. The scheme is designed to support those taking their first step in their coaching career or developing their existing coaching skills, to enable more participants to enjoy equestrian sport.

Our British Equestrian Coach Bursary Scheme is to support:

  • Riding school staff and volunteers to get started with their coaching qualifications and grow the opportunities for people to enjoy riding.
  • Coaches from underrepresented populations or protected characteristics within our coaching workforce, in particular:
    • Lower socio-economic communities
    • Culturally diverse communities
    • Disabled people.
  • Coaches who work with participants from underrepresented populations or protected characteristics within our current equestrian community, in particular:
    • Lower socio-economic communities
    • Culturally diverse communities
    • Disabled people

Applicants can apply for up to fifty percent of the course and/or assessment costs for a number of different coaching qualifications offered by British Equestrian’s member bodies.

The closing date for applications for this bursary is 11.59pm on Sunday 3 March 2024.

A guidance document with further information can be found here.

Please see the link for the Coaching Bursary Scheme here.

For all enquires please email