British Showjumping Coaching Certificate (BSCC) /UKC

British Showjumping Coaching Certificate (BSCC)

Are you looking to improve your Coaching? Are you instructing without any formal qualifications?
Then the BSCC (UKCC endorsed) may be for you!

British Showjumping offer Level 2 and Level 3 Showjumping specific coaching qualifications and work with the British Equestrian Federation (BEF) to provide the Level 4 Coaching Award. All three qualifications have the UK Coaching Certificate endorsement (UKCC). In addition, Levels 2 and 3 are independently awarded through 1st4Sport Qualifications with Level 4 being awarded through the University of Gloucestershire and the BEF. The external quality assurance of these qualifications ensures they are independently regulated and meet nationally agreed standards of practice.

All the qualifications have a learning programme and assessment requirement. The learning programme is delivered by trained and qualified coach developers who guide and steer coaches to develop their skills; they build on existing coaching knowledge and expertise to build personal development on course and in the coaching work place. The value of a learning programme is that it also enables feedback in action and importantly learning from and with other coaches. British Showjumping have the philosophy that the learning programme is aimed at helping coaches to develop and improve their coaching practice, not solely to help coaches pass an exam. The long term development and on-going learning of coaches is central to broader coach development in which the UKCC endorsed qualifications sit.

"Completing my level 2 coaching exam through British Showjumping has to be one of the best things I have ever done. The training and support we received was excellent - I learnt so much."   

(Judith Barker,  BSCC Level 2)


We currently run Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications:

Level 2 
The Level 2 is a showjumping specific qualification.
It is a four day course, based over two months, and a further assessment day approximately 6-8 weeks from your final workshop day. As part of the course you will need to complete a portfolio which involves coaching a rider of your choice, for four linked sessions. This needs to be completed before your assessment day, ready to submit to the awarding body. The course is a foundation to work towards Level 3 Show Jumping specific certificate.

For further information please click here. 


Level 3 

The Level 3 Showjumping specific is highly intense and involves a sufficient level of technical knowledge and experience.

Before going forward for Level 3 everyone will have to complete a pre-application which has been put in place to ensure you are aware of the technical knowledge that is required for the training.
The qualification is to ensure the coach is able to plan and prepare riders over a season’s competition.

The technical syllabus will require a coach to take a rider and horse to 1.20m level, including working the horse and rider correctly on the flat through to the competitive environment. 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 sport as a competitor and/or coach,trainer or instructor. The Level 3 course comprises of eight days of training spread throughout the year with two practical assessments. A portfolio of evidence based on a number of tasks must be submitted before final assessment.

For further infomation on the Level 3 please click here

As part of the BSCC at both Level 2 and Level 3, you are required to be a registered British Showjumping member, and have a current First Aid certificate and Safeguarding Children certificate.You are able to attend your course's workshop days without these certificates in place, however they must be in place before your practical assessment day.

To apply for a place on a course, you will need to complete an application form and return to the Sport Team at British Showjumping.

To see when and where dates of courses are being held please click here.