UK Coaching Certificate Qualifications

The UK Coaching Certificate came out of a review of coaching and coaching qualifications within all major sports across the UK.
Key findings:
There are many capable and experienced people involved in coaching/teaching and instructing
There is a lot of variation in the quality of coaching and coaching qualifications across sports
There is a lot of good work but that sports are inward looking and don’t work together
We can all learn from each other and looking at other sports

UKCC Principles

The BEF is endorsed to deliver (in partnership with the member bodies, including British Reining) at UKCC Levels 1, 2 and 3 and equestrian is a priority sport being supported to implement the UKCC.

UKCC Principles
Puts Riders at the heart of what we do.
Flexible qualification for all in all coaching environments; technical pathways for riding, driving, vaulting and
discipline specific such as endurance, RDA, dressage, show jumping and eventing at different levels.
Builds on existing good practice and provides a career structure.
Ongoing opportunities for training and development.
Aspiring Coaches can be assured of standardised qualification.
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What is expected at each UKCC Level?

An idea of what is expected at each UKCC Level:

The role of the
Level 1 coach is to: Assist more qualified coaches, delivering aspects of coaching sessions, normally under direct supervision
The role of the
Level 2 coach is to: Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions
The role of the
Level 3 coach is to: Plan, implement, analyse and revise annual coaching programmes
What is common to coaching at all levels?
  • Plan (Planning process)
  • Do (Conducting coaching sessions)
  • Review (Review the coaching session/process)
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Details of each level

  • Outcomes at Level 1
    • Prepare for activities in a safe working environment
    • Establish working relationships with the participants and others
    • Prepare and support participants
    • Deliver prepared activities
    • Conclude the activities
    • Review the activities to help others
    • Continuously develop personal practice
  • Coaching Outcomes at UKCC Level 2
    • Review participants’ needs
    • Produce plans for a series of sessions that support
    • Participants’ development in a safe coaching environment
    • Prepare participants for the series of coaching sessions
    • Establish and maintain working relationships
    • Deliver coaching sessions
    • Develop participants’ performance
    • Conclude sessions
    • Evaluate participants’ performance and the sessions
    • Monitor personal coaching practice
  • Coaching Outcomes at Level 3
    • Fully autonomous coach; role model at County/Regional level.
    • Can plan, deliver, analyse and review annual programmes of rider development
    • Goal Setting
    • Prepare for, deliver and review coaching sessions
    • Plan a series of coaching sessions
    • Prepare the coaching environment
    • Deliver a series of sessions
    • Monitor and evaluate coaching sessions and personal practice
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Please email Michael Carroll, UKCC Officer, for more information about the right UKCC for you!

Level 3 UKCC Coaches

Coach details
Sussanah Anderson
Geldridge Farm
Punnets Town
Sussex
7714706092
susie@ridewestern.co.uk
Shane Borland
Coverwell Farm
Pilerton Hersey
Warwickshire
CV35 O A
01789 740119
07979 966806
info@borlandquarterhorses.com
David Deptford
Horse Creek Farm
Coldham Bank
Stags Holt March Cambs
PE15 OBS
01345 651944
07798 523464
david@sovereignquarterhorses.com
Mary Larcom
8 Barnview Road
Coggeshall
Colchester
Essex
CO61RF
maryelarcom@googlemail.com
Alison Johnson
Low Hedleyhope Hall,
East Hedleyhope,
Durham,
DL13 4PR
01388 731177, mob: 07932 798670
info@alisonjohnsonhorsemanship.co.uk
Geoff Bicknall
Bradpwill Castle
Caereinon Welshpool
Powys
SY21 9AZ
01938 850646
geoffhorsetraining.co.uk
Pauline Brimson
276 Tonbridge Road
East Peckham
Tonbridge
Kent
TN12 5LA
07860 868022
01622 872301
chloe276@aol.com
Paul Gallagher
Wanshurst Barn
Battle Lane
Marden
Kent
TN12 9DF
01622 833453
07899 846090
paul.joanne.gallagher@btinternet.com
Lee Rutter
Oakridge Quarter Horses
Holme Farm
Swinderby Road
Collingham
Notts
NG23 7NZ
07736 430111
enquiries@oakridgequarterhorses.co.uk

Level 2 Western

Coach details
Lucy Adams
2 Wheatmere Drove
Low Fulney
Splading
Lincs
PE12 6NA
07833 357682
driftinswhitechoice@googlemail.com
Annie Haresign
Soltauer Str 15
Bleckmar
Bergen
Germany
29303
49 152-2467226
aharesign@yahoo.co.uk
Penny Connah
Staroak Stud
Queensferry
Deeside
Clwyd
CH5
01244 819281
07889 074403
penny.connah@btconnect.com
Sarah Deptford
Horse Creek Farm
Coldham Bank
Stags Holt
March
Cambs
PE15 OBS
01345 651944
07798 523464
sarah@sovereignquarterhorses.com
Tanya Rowe
28 The Common
Harleston
Norfolk
IP20 9JT
07786 968517
tanyarowe_uk@btinternet.com

Level 1 Western

Coach details
David Brimson
276 Tonbridge Road
East Peckham
Tonbridge
Kent
TH12 5LA
07831 220038
hoofpower@hotmail.co.uk
Paul McCoy
Avery Barn
Walkhurst Road
Beneden
Kent
TN17 4AP
01580 242982
01580 830891
office@sterlingquarterhorses.com
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