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Coaching Certificate Level 3

The Level 3 Certificate in Equestrian Coaching 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 3 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 3 qualification. This qualification is made up of four separate Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) units as follows:

  • Analyse Participants’ Needs and Plan a Coaching Programme: Equestrian

  • Manage a Coaching Environment: Equestrian

  • Deliver a Coaching Programme: Equestrian

  • Manage and Develop Personal Coaching Programmes and Practice: Equestrian

On successful completion of the Level 3 Certificate in Equestrian Coaching, you will be able to:

  • Establish participants’ current and potential needs and key performance factors within the coaching programme

  • Design and plan coaching programmes that support participants’ needs

  • Produce an evaluation which takes account of changing needs and aspirations pf participants and others

  • Establish and maintain a safe coaching environment for participants and others

  • Establish and maintain supportive working relationships with the participants and others involved in the coaching environment

  • Manage participants and others behaviour to ensure a safe and effective coaching environment

  • Prepare participants and others for the coaching programmes

  • Deliver the coaching programme with the involvement of participants

  • Develop participants’ performance within the coaching programme

  • Conclude the coaching programme

  • Monitor, evaluate and refine the goals of the coaching programme

  • Monitor and evaluate participants’ performance and development

  • Assist others to develop their own coaching practice

  • Develop personal coaching practice

If you are interested in doing a discipline specific Level 3 then you will need to contact that discipline before applying.

Level 3 Documents

Level 3 candidate pack

procedure Guide 

Candidate Resource Pack

Dressage Candidate pack

RDA Driving Candidate pack

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