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What is Level 3?

This qualification used to be known as UKCC. The Level 3 coach is to plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes This coach has a technical knowledge at around A Test level. This coach could also “mentor” Level 2 coaches who needed support.

The coaching skills expected at Level 3 are more refined and are based on learning, psychological and skill acquisition theories. Coaches applying for Level 3 should have considerable coaching experience and a good background in the industry as a competitor and/or coach, trainer or instructor.

The assessment specification requires learners to:

  • Complete a series of assessed tasks contained within their learner portfolio, provided by 1st4Sport
  • Plan, deliver and evaluate an aspect of a seasonal coaching programme covering a minimum of an 8-week period where a minimum of 8 sessions are planned, delivered and executed.
  • Demonstrate their ability to coach sessions in two practical coaching assessments, these assessments will include dressage, show jumping and cross country lessons.

This course consists of:

  • Eight workshops spread out across the year with a practical 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.
  • 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 3 Course Requirements
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Course Dates

PCCC Level 3 Coaching Qualification -

Onley Grounds Equestrian Complex



CV23 8AJ


27 Nov-2023 - Onley
28 Nov-2023 - Onley
12 Feb-2024 - Onley
13 Feb-2024 - Onley
22 Apr-2024 – XC Venue TBC
23 Apr-2024 - Onley
24 Jun-2024 - Onley
25 Jun-2024 - Onley
Sept -Assessment Onley TBC
Sept -Assessment Onley TBC


If you are interested in the PCCC Level 3 Course at Onley please fill in the booking form  - Level 3 Booking Form

To enable us to determine eligibility for the level 3 coaching course, we require you to submit a CV and two personal references. CV's and references can be sent to Please send by 30th October 2023. 

How to 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

Level 3 Onley - Booking Form

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 and paid for separately as you come to the end of your training, again via the online booking system. Assessment fees are £300. 

Prices are subject to change

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


Please refer to the cancellation policy.