British Showjumping
The Official Website of British Showjumping

Friday, March 24, 2017


Course Designer

British Showjumping Course Designers Training & Development Pathway

British Showjumping has recently had a major review of the Officials Pathway to ensure that it is fit for purpose and helps recruit, retain and develop our Officials Workforce.

A major part of this review process was to streamline the pathway for our Officials to initially become listed with British Showjumping, and then to help them progress and upgrade through the relevant pathways.

As a result of this review, each Course Designers will now classified at one of the following levels:

  • Trainee Course Designer (formerly Prospective Course Designer)
  • Level 1 Course Designer  (formerly Club Course Designer)
  • Level 2 Course Designer (formerly Assistant Course Designer)
  • Level 3 Course Designer (formerly Associate Course Designer)
  • Level 4 Course Designer (formerly Median Course Designer)
  • Level 5 Course Designer (formerly Advanced Course Designer)

The reason for the name change to the Level of Course Designers is to help make the identification of Course Designer Levels easier for all involved, and also align ourselves with other sports and the UKCC Coaching Pathway. 

 

To view the Course Designers Training & Development Pathway, please click here.

 

To view the Course Designers Competencies, Please click Here 

 

Description of the Education System for Course Designers

 

Course Designers Portfolio - Officials Logbook

The Officials Logbook has been  created to help aid, track and monitor development through the Officiating Levels.  The Logbook captures some of the key Criteria and Competencies of each Level and is used as a guide for recommendation. Officials who are upgrading will be expected to complete this as part of their upgrade. Course Designers are encouraged to cerate a portfolio of works including master plans with heights and distances. So to help show depth of knowledge and experience. Portfolio Forms Can be downloaded here.  (OF12)

Regional Official Mentors

The Regional Official Mentors were introduced to help Officials on a more local basis with any questions, queries or problems that may arise.  Each of the Regional Official Mentors were appointed following an application process, and were appointed as proactive and forward thinking individuals who displayed experience in developing and progressing individuals.  The Regional Official Mentors will also act as a link between Regional Officials and British Showjumping HQ.  Details of the Regional Official Mentors can be found by clicking here.

 

Level 1 Course Designer

Initial Training

  • Express an interest with British Showjumping & Register as a Non Jumping Official
  • Be a minimum of 18 years of age at appointment
  • Contact details for the Regional Official Mentor passed over to the Trainee Course Designer to arrange getting some experience at affiliated events
  • http://www.britishshowjumping.co.uk/page/Regional-Mentors
  • Attend events assisting British Showjumping Course Designers of at least Level 3 status to gain experience building and designing courses at affiliated events
  • Gain recommendation from minimum of two Level 5 Course Designers with whom they have worked to be appointed straight as Level 1 Course Designer endorsed by Regional Officials Mentor. OR
  • Apply to attend a Level 1 Course Designer Assessment Day. (Course Fee £25)
  • Successfully pass the L1 Course Designer Assessment
  • Appointed as a L1 Course Designer

Assessment Day

  • Held over 1 day at a venue
  • 1 Hour 30 mins to build a simple course of approximately 10 fences including 1 or 2 doubles, 30 mins debrief on course, other candidates to help during build and act as Arena Party
  • Given a club schedule and asked to design a course for the following classes prior to attending: -
    • Class 1 - 90cm horse only Club Competition                   Table A7
    • Class 2 - 1m horse and pony Club Competition               Table A7
    • Assessor to decide on the day which course the candidate is to build for assessment
  • Candidate to bring own stick and tape, assessor to provide wheel
  • Assessor to Introduce and discuss with the candidate the BS Rules and Regulations

Retention Policy

A retention criterion has been introduced for all level of Officials to ensure they are actively officiating at British Showjumping Shows, their skills are constantly updated and their knowledge of the rules and regulations are updated on a regular basis.  The retention criterion for this level can be seen below:

  • Course Designers
    • Level 1 Course Designers must officiate/assist at a minimum of 6 show days a year
    • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Course Designer who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Level 2 Course Designer

Upgrade Process

  • Complete a minimum of 12 show days an official/assistant at category 1,2 or pony shows prior to applying for upgrade
  • Attend an Officials Training Event
  • Submit an Application for Upgrade (OF6) with recommendation from Level 5 Course Designer with whom they have worked detailing appropriate experiences and reports with endorsement of application by Regional Officials Mentos.
    • Upgrade Fee = £25
  • Successfully pass an assessment by British Showjumping Course Designer Assessor at a Level 2 Course Designer Assessment Day
  • Successfully pass the Course Designers Written and Oral Exams
  • Appointed as a L2 Course Designer

Level 2 Course Designer Assessment Day

  • Held over 1 day at a venue
  • AM
    • Theory session
    • Design Courses as dictated by assessors
      • Foxhunter 1st Rd (Two Phase)
      • Newcomers 1st Rd (Table A7)
      • 1.20m Open (Table A4)
  • PM
  • Build 1 of the above courses, assessor to decide on the day
  • Oral Exam as part of assessment to ascertain knowledge of rules and regulations
  • Written Exam Paper 
  • Debrief
  • Candidate to bring own stick, tape and measuring wheel
  • Assessor to ask questions during the assessment to ascertain knowledge of rules and regulations

Retention Policy

A retention criterion has been introduced for all level of Officials to ensure they are actively officiating at British Showjumping Shows, their skills are constantly updated and their knowledge of the rules and regulations are updated on a regular basis.  The retention criterion for this level can be seen below:

  • Course Designers
    • Level 2 Course Designers must officiate at a minimum of 6 show days a year
    • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Course Designer who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Level 3 Course Designer

Upgrade Process

  • Complete a minimum of 12 show days including pony show as Level 2 Course Designer prior to applying for upgrade
    • The Course Designer is to be listed as the main Course Designer and not as an Assistant
  • Attend an Officials Training Event
  • Submit an Application for Upgrade (OF6) with recommendation Level 5 Course Designer with whom they have worked detailing appropriate experiences and reports with endorsement of application from Regional Officials Mentor.
  • Upgrade Fee = £50
  • Submit potential assessment dates when building as a L2CD  by 1st March (OF7)
  • British Showjumping Course Designer Assessor to attend one of the dates supplied unannounced and assess Course Designer at Show
    • Category 2 Show
      • Schedule to include a majority of the following classes where possible:
        • Newcomers 1st Round
        • Foxhunter 1st Round
        • National Amateur Qualifiers
        • Winter 128cm Competition 1st Round
        • Winter 138cm Competition 1st Round
        • National 128cm Championships
        • National 138cm Championships
        • Pony Foxhunter 1st Round
        • Pony Newcomers 1st Round
  • Successfully pass the Course Designers Oral Exams

Retention Policy

A retention criterion has been introduced for all level of Officials to ensure they are actively officiating at British Showjumping Shows, their skills are constantly updated and their knowledge of the rules and regulations are updated on a regular basis.  The retention criterion for this level can be seen below:

  • Course Designers
    • Level 3 Course Designers must officiate at a minimum of 6 show days a year
    • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Course Designer who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Level 4 Course Designer

Upgrade Process

  • Complete a minimum of 18 show days including pony shows, as Level 3 Course Designer prior to applying for upgrade
    • The Course Designer is to be listed as the main Course Designer and not as an Assistant
  • Attend an Officials Training Event
  • Submit an Application for Upgrade (OF6) with recommendation Level 5 Course Designer with whom they have worked detailing appropriate experiences and reports with endorsement of application from Regional Officials Mentor.
  • Upgrade Fee = £75
  • should have experience of assisting to design qualifiers as part of a team
  • have experience of working as part of a Course Designer Team at a Major Event
  • Submit potential assessment dates when building as a L3CD by 1st March (OF7)
  •  British Showjumping Course Designer Assessor to attend one of the dates supplied unannounced and assess Course Designer at Show
    • Category 2 Show
      • Schedule to include a majority of the following classes where possible:
        • Newcomers 1st Round
        • Foxhunter 1st Round
        • National Amateur Qualifiers
        • Winter 128cm Competition 1st Round
        • Winter 138cm Competition 1st Round
        • National 128cm Championships
        • National 138cm Championships
        • Pony Foxhunter 1st Round
        • Pony Discovery 1st Round
        • National B&C Handicap Championships
        • National 1.30m Open
  • Successfully pass the Course Designers Written and Oral Exams

Retention Policy

A retention criterion has been introduced for all level of Officials to ensure they are actively officiating at British Showjumping Shows, their skills are constantly updated and their knowledge of the rules and regulations are updated on a regular basis.  The retention criterion for this level can be seen below:

  • Course Designers
    • Level 4 Course Designers must officiate at a minimum of 10 show days a year
    • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Course Designer who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

 

Level 5 Course Designer

Upgrade Process

  • Complete a minimum of 24 show days as Level 4 Course Designer prior to applying for upgrade
    • The Course Designer is to be listed as the main Course Designer and not as an Assistant
  • Attend an Officials Training Event
  • Submit an Application for Upgrade (OF6) with recommendation Level 5 Course Designer with whom they have worked detailing appropriate experiences and reports with endorsement of application from Regional Officials Mentor.
  • Upgrade fee = £100
  • potential candidates should be able to prove appropriate amount of shows have been designed by themselves and that the work they have done is suitable for upgrade assessment to take place
  • should have experience of designing qualifiers in own right
  • have experience of working as part of major design teams
  • Submit potential assessment dates when building as a L4CD by 1st March (OF7)
  • British Showjumping Course Designer Assessor to attend one of the outdoor dates supplied unannounced and assess Course Designer.
  • Schedule to include a majority of the following classes where possible 
    • National 1.40m Open
    • National 1.30m Open
    • National B&C Handicap Championships
    • Discovery 2nd Round
    • British Novice 2nd Round
    • National Amateur Qualifiers 2nd Round
    • National Minor & Major Veterans Championships
    • Pony Discovery 2nd Round
    • Pony British Novice 2nd Round
    • Winter Novice Championships
    • Winter Amateur Qualifier
  • Successfully pass stage managed indoor assessment, where candidates will be asked to design for competitions applicable to Level 5 standard
  • Classes assessed at Stage Managed Assessments to include (but not exclusive to) :
    • International Trial
    • Area Trial
    • Newcomers 2nd Round
    • Foxhunter 2nd Round
    • HOYS Grade C Championships
    • National 6 Yr Old Championships
    • Pony Showjumper of the Year
    • Pony Foxhunter 2nd Round
    • Pony Newcomers 2nd Round
    • HOYS 128cm & 138cm Qualifier
    • Winter Premier Grand Prix
    • Winter Grade C Championships
    • Winter Grade B & C Championships

 

Retention Policy

A retention criterion has been introduced for all level of Officials to ensure they are actively officiating at British Showjumping Shows, their skills are constantly updated and their knowledge of the rules and regulations are updated on a regular basis.  The retention criterion for this level can be seen below:

  • Course Designers
    • Level 5 Course Designers must officiate at a minimum of 10 show days a year
    • Must attend an officials training event once every two years

Any Course Designer who does not meet the above criteria may be re-classified as of the 1st of Jan each year.

Assessment Fees

All fees for course designer assessments are payable to contribute towards your practical/Live assessment. Practical/Live assessment must be passed before candidates will be invited to take Written and or Oral exams.

Further Details

More details regarding these pathways can be explained if necessary; however if anybody has any feedback or comments regarding these, please do not hesitate to contact the Officials Co-ordinator on 02476 698803 or Officials@BritishShowjumping.co.uk

 


Membership Online

Search for a Horse
Search for a horse
Use our comprehensive search system to get information about horses from our records.
BSJA Horse Search
GO



PRINT PAGEEMAIL PAGE
close this window?
EMAIL THIS PAGE TO A FRIEND
Send the page:
To:

Your Details: