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Coaching Certificate 

Level 2

The Level 2 Equestrian Coaching qualification is a vocational qualification that provides you with the opportunity to learn and be assessed on the practical and theoretical aspects of coaching riding.

To be accredited as a Level 2 Equestrian Coach the Assessor must be satisfied that you are at the required level in both your technical knowledge and your coaching skills for the Level 2 qualification. This qualification is made up of two separate Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) units as follows:

  • Plan and Prepare a Series of Coaching Sessions

  • Coach Participants and Develop Personal Practice

On successful completion of the Level 2 Equestrian Coaching qualification, you will be able to:

  • Review and analyse the needs of participants

  • Produce plans for at least 4 linked coaching sessions

  • Establish a safe coaching environment

  • Prepare the environment and the participants for coaching sessions

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships

  • Deliver coaching sessions which develop participants’ performance

  • Use session evaluations to monitor and develop personal practice

If you are interested in doing a discipline specific Level 2 then you will need to contact that discipline before applying.​

Level 2 Application Documents 


 Level 2 candidate pack

procedure Guide for candidates 2013

level 2 Candidate Registration Pack

Candidate Resource Pack

Driving Candidate pack

Dressage Candidate pack

RDA Driving Candidate pack

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