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Training Opportunities

Trainers List 2017

Membership for the trainers list runs from 1st January 2017 - 31 December 2017. You must be a Full or Non-competing member to be part of the list. The cost is £25 for the year. To join, please click here

As well as completing the online application above, you will need to complete and return the Personal Disclosure Form.

For more information on the trainers list, please contact Chloe French.

Insurance

As a coach you will need a minimum of public liability insurance, to cover you when working as a coach within the industry. We recommend Shearwater Insurance who provide various levels of covers, as well as offering all BD members a small discount.

If you are a BHS Accredited Professional Coach, we will require proof that you took out the additional insurance cover, and are not just using the standard cover which covers you for recreational activities only. We will also need the expiry date of your membership to enable us to monitor when your insurance cover will be due for renewal.

 

First Aid

The first aid qualifications accepted for the trainers list are:

  • The two-day initial BHS equine specific first aid course, followed by the one-refresher BHS equine specific first aid course every two years. These course are held regularly all over the country and details of these can be found here.
  • A three-day First Aid in the Workplace course, followed by a refresher FAW course when stated by the independent course provider. Advised providers include The Red Cross and St Johns Ambulance.
  • An Ofqual accredited level 3 certificate where the course has been run over three days.

No other first aid courses, including those done online, will be accepted.


Safeguarding Courses

British Dressage recommends the following safeguarding courses:-

British Horse Society 

Sports Coach UK

Your safeguarding course can be renewed online after three years. 6 years after the initial course you will be required to do a face-to-face course again.

 

Coaches who work with Para riders are encouraged to attend one of the Safeguarding courses that are run by the RDA and cover Adults at Risk.

 

Regional BYRDS Coaches / BYRDS Rider Test Assessors

Please note there is a set criteria for BYRDS Regional Coaches and Rider Test Assessors which includes Safeguarding and attending BYRDS Rider Test Development sessions.  If you would like more details on this, please contact Karen Ryder or Sharon Weir in the BYRDS Dept. All trainers working with riders under the age of 18 must attend a Safeguarding workshop to increase awareness and understanding, to be able to identify and cope with any concerns.  These trainers will also be DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service which was CRB) every 3 yrs which is standard practice in many sports involving young people. The cost of your DBS check is £61.

Disclosure and Barring Service Checks

DBS checks can be done on-line and if done through the British Horse Society, BD, Pony Club, BE or BS can be used for any of these disciplines as we are all under the umbrella of the BHS.  The cost of this is £61 including the cost of your documents being sent recorded delivery.

In any other instance unless an extra fee is paid on line, DBS checks are not transferable from one position to another. 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

The login details for British Dressage members to do a Disclosure and Barring Service check is as below:-

 

Disclosure and Barring website www.disclosureservices.com

 

User No:              britishremote

Password:            british93592

 

There is an information sheet to assist you to do the check – please email Karen Ryder or Sharon Weir if you would like a copy of this.

 

Please ensure that you put in details to go Route 1 (this includes passport, driving licence) or there is an additional fee to have your documents verified.

 

Your original documents to support this application will have to be sent (recorded delivery please) or brought into the BD office once you have completed your application so that we can verify it for you.

 

Safeguarding concerns

Karen Ryder is Lead Welfare officer for British Dressage (email: karenryder@britishdressage.co.uk or tel: 02476 698840) and is supported by Sharon Weir (email: BYRDS.officer@britishdressage.co.uk or tel: 02476 698834) – please do not hesitate to contact them for further information, advice or support. 

 

 

 

 

 


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