BECC (UKCC Endorsed)

Being UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC) endorsed, our British Eventing Coaching Certificate (BECC) qualifications offer the highest quality of training for our valued coaches. We offer Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications - find out more about what these involve below. These qualifications are all awarded by 1st4sport, an organisation that is recognised and regulated in England by Ofqual, who specialise in the active leisure, learning and well-being sector. To find out more about what criteria applies to each level, take a look at our coaching matrix.

Why apply?

This is a unique opportunity for coaches who are interested in developing their coaching career along the UKCC-endorsed path. The BECC Level 2 (UKCC endorsed) is one of the requirements for becoming a BE development coach, the entry level for the BE Accredited Coaches’ system and the BECC Level 3 (UKCC endorsed) is a prerequisite for becoming a BE coach. In addition, you can be assured that your UKCC-endorsed qualification is nationally recognised on the government’s skills agenda. This gives the coach a clear vocational pathway that increases their opportunities for personal and career development. There are many benefits to being a BE Accredited Coach, including:

  • Your services are advertised and promoted to a wide BE audience via the BE Rules and Member's Handbook and the BE website
  • Worldwide Public/Products Liability insurance for up to £10million is available to you at a competitive rate
  • You have the opportunity to attend BE Accredited CPD Days at a reduced cost
  • You are able to deliver BE approved regional training 

BECC Coaching Courses

BECC Level 2

The BECC (UKCC endorsed) Level 2 qualification is open to anyone already coaching grassroots riders with some knowledge of the sport of eventing. There are no prerequisite qualification requirements to take part in the BECC Level 2.

The Programme

The programme consists of four workshop training days and is a split of theory-based classroom sessions and practical coaching sessions. Each coach will have to complete a learner portfolio that is provided by BE.

The assessment will be at Novice level and the candidate will give three separate sessions in all three disciplines. The training days in the lead up to the assessment will follow a similar format to the assessment days, to allow candidates to receive feedback on performance in advance of the assessment itself. The training will be conducted by BE coach educators.

Extra training days can be arranged separately between the candidate and BECC coach educator.

Upcoming courses

British Eventing Coaching Certificate (BECC) Level 2 endorsed by UKCC

Venue – Milton Keynes EC, Design Craft, 43 Castlethorpe Rd, Hanslope, Milton Keynes MK19 7HQ

Date Event
23 January 2020 Workshop 1
6 February 2020 Workshop 2
27 February 2020 Workshop 3
25 March 2020 Workshop 4
22 April 2020 Assessment

Cost

The cost to the coach will be £1340 per candidate.

This cost includes:

  • Registration
  • Portfolio
  • Four days training
  • Assessment day
  • Certification

Entry Requirements

  • Provision of evidence through the application that a significant amount of time is spent within the industry
  • Proven record of coaching eventing combinations at entry level, and coaching event combinations up to and including Novice level
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of BE's pathways
  • Proven successful competition record at CCI2*
  • Provision of evidence of observation and work with an existing BE Coach over a period of 12 months
  • Able to be accurately identified
  • Aged 17 year of age or older
  • Provide evidence of English speaking, reading and writing skills

Prior to certification, learners are required to:

  • Be 18 years or older
  • Have a valid, in date certificate for a recognised safeguarding training course
  • Have a valid, in date certificate for a recognised first aid workshop (not including emergency first aid)
  • Attend a course of training and assessment before the qualification can be achieved

How do I apply?

Complete the application forms, available in the downloads of this page, and return to training@britisheventing.com.

BECC Level 3

If you are coaching at CCI2*/3* level or above and have an extensive knowledge of the sport of eventing, ideally through competing or working with teams at Pony Club, riding club or regional BE levels, this could be the ideal option for you.

The Programme

The programme consists of six workshop days and is a split of theory-based classroom sessions and practical coaching sessions. Each coach will have to complete a learner portfolio that is provided by BE, plan, deliver and review linked coaching sessions and demonstrate correct coaching competence including correct technical and tactical knowledge. On completion of the portfolio and six workshop days the coach will take the practical assessment. This consists of delivering three individual sessions in each discipline. On successful completion of the portfolio and assessment the coach will be certificated and invited to join the BE accredited professionals list as a BE coach.

Upcoming courses

British Eventing Coaching Certificate (BECC) Level 2 endorsed by UKCC

Venue – Milton Keynes EC, Design Craft, 43 Castlethorpe Rd, Hanslope, Milton Keynes MK19 7HQ

Date Event
23 January 2020 Workshop 1
6 February 2020 Workshop 2
27 February 2020 Workshop 3
25 March 2020 Workshop 4
22 April 2020 Workshop 5
12 May 2020 Workshop 6
24 June 2020 Assessment

Cost

The cost to the coach will be £1800 per candidate.

Entry Requirements

  • Provision of evidence through the application that a significant amount of time is spent within the industry
  • Proven record of coaching eventing combinations at CCI2* and CCI3* level
  • Demonstrable knowledge and understanding of BE's pathways
  • Proven successful competition record at CCI3*
  • Provision of evidence of assistance in the development and management of teams (Pony Club, Riding Club, Regional BE teams)
  • Provision of evidence of observation and work with an exisitng BE Coach over a period of 12 months
  • Able to be accurately identified
  • Aged 17 year of age or older
  • Provide evidence of English speaking, reading and writing skills

Prior to certification, learners are required to:

  • Have a valid, in date certificate for a recognised safeguarding training course
  • Have a valid, in date certificate for a recognised first aid workshop (not including emergency first aid)

How do I apply?

Complete the application forms, which can be found on the right hand side of this page, and return to training@britisheventing.com.

BECC Coach Educators

Are you interested in becoming a BE Accredited Coach through our BECC (UKCC endorsed) qualifications? Get in contact with your region's BECC coach educator to find out more:

Scotland:

Les Smith (lessmith105@aol.com)

North:

Sue Ringrose (s.ringrose@btinternet.com)

North Wales & West Midlands:

Tim Downes (tim@ingestre.com)

Sarah Hamlyn (sarah.hamlyn@britisheventing.com)

South Wales & Central:

Lizzel Winter (svec@clara.co.uk)

East Midlands:

Christie Wright (lomaxchristie@hotmail.com)

East:

Nikki Herbert (nikki.westwoodlodge@hotmail.co.uk)

South West:

Anne Keen (info@anne-keen.co.uk)

South East:

Debbie Melville (debbie@melville.me.uk)