British Showjumping Coaching Certificate (BSCC) /UKCC

British Showjumping Coaching Certificate (BSCC)

British Showjumping offer Level 2 and Level 3 Showjumping  specific coaching Qualifications. These qualifications are awarded by 1st4Sport which is an Ofqual recognised and regulated organisation in England, who specialise in the active leisure, learning and well-being sector.

These qualifications offer the highest quality of training delivered by an experienced and dedicated workforce and allows coaches to follow a structured and supportive vocational pathway. 

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 CIMPSA  endorsed qualifications sit (formally UKCC endorsed)

"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."  (JB,  BSCC Level 2)

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

Below will give you a brief guide to each qualification:

Level 2 
It is a six day course with two theory based zoom sessions, taking place over 2-3 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 a more detailed look into the Level 2 please click here. 

The Level 2 coaching qualification costs £1450 (2023).

Level 3 
This qualification is for coaches that already hold a BSCC L2 (or equivalent). All coaches that complete this level have the opportunity of being added to the BS Level 3 coaching register.

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 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

The Level 3 coaching qualification costs £1800 (2023/24).

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 at Work 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.

If you wish to talk to us about our coaching qualifications or for more advice, please contact the Sport Team on 02476 698828 or email