Update 18th September 2020:
As we are all still faced with challenges caused by Covid-19 we are making a few more changes to CPD, Safeguarding and First Aid requirements for APCs.
CPD (All Nations): We continue to accredit many virtual CPD and encourage you to access as much CPD as possible for your own development. However, knowing not all our coaches can access the virtual sessions or appropriate training for their requirements, we are extending the expiry date for all Accredited Professional Coaches (whose CPD has expired or will expire before the 30th April 2021) to the 30th April 2021. View our list of CPD dates by clicking the CPD box below.
First Aid (England, Wales and Scotland): We have confirmed that we will be running refresher First Aid training virtually from 5th October. This will remain tutor led via our video call platform called Starleaf (similar to Zoom, etc). Please be patient with us whilst we work through the huge back log due to us not running any courses for six months. There are plenty of course dates available, but to ensure no-ones membership is invalidated we will be extending the expiry date for all Accredited Professional Coaches (whose First Aid refresher course has expired or will expire before the 30th April 2021) to the 30th April 2021. See below for our list of course dates.
Safeguarding (England, Wales and Scotland): Our virtual Safeguarding courses are up and running already, we are working through the backlog and hopefully we will get you booked on a virtual course as soon as possible, if your expiry has passed. The extension for Safeguarding for all Accredited Professional Coaches who has expired or will expire before 31st December 2020 to be extended to 31st December 2020 remains in place, but we encourage those who has expired to book on a course sooner rather than later, so that your Accredited Professional Coach membership does not become invalidated. View our list of Safeguarding dates by clicking the Safeguarding box below.
Northern Ireland and Ireland: Please contact Susan Spratt at firstname.lastname@example.org, 02842 788681 or 07808 141079 to book a first aid course.
If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com 02476 840508.
We run a range of Continual Professional Development (CPD) training events to help you expand and fulfill your personal and professional potential.
We encourage an ethos of lifelong learning within the professional equestrian industry. To encourage coaches to keep up to date with the very best practice and develop their skills and knowledge, we have made the decision to change the requirements for CPD from 1 January 2019. From this date, all Accredited Professional Coaches are required to complete a CPD course every year. All new coaches that join the Accredited Professional Coach Membership will be required to complete a course within six months of joining. With more coursers being accredited by the BHS through Member Bodies and with the five BHS Conventions next year, there will be many fantastic opportunities to update annually, ensuring all Accredited coaches continue to be the very best in the industry.