Why these completion figures are so low reflects the lack of understanding many trainees bring to their Coach Training. They are often unprepared for the degree of difficulty of the many assessment tasks both practical & written,and for the high costs in money and time to complete the necessary assessment tasks.
While the Intro Coach is not externally assessed at a final assessment it still requires two Coach Educators to assess 6 activity tasks for Intro Horse Mgt, 3 activity tasks for Intro Riding, obtain your senior first aid certificate, complete the ASC Beginning Coaching Course, buy your EA Coach Insurance, attend a 16 hour Two Day Introductory Coaches course, then complete 7 Intro Coaching Activity tasks, then pay Coach Registration. The requirements then for Level 1 are repeated.
The positive side to this degree of difficulty is that anyone who has completed their training and has achieved their EA Coach accreditation will be well prepared and trained to give prospective students confidence that they will conduct a safe and well planned lesson.
Equestrian Coaches in Australia are trained and accredited by the EA (Equestrian Australia) via the Federal Government’s National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS). EA NCAS Coaches are endorsed by the Equine Industry, the Sports Industry and the Federal Government.
To commence coach training, coaches should make contact with a Coach Educator whocan guide them through their learning. A list of Coach Educators and accreditedCoaches can be found at the EA National website and all learning resources can be purchased there.www.efanational.com
At Johnson Equestrian Services we are proud to have had a 100% success rate in preparing our Coach candidates for their Coaching assessments. Coaches commence at Introductory Coach level and can work their way up through levels 1, 2 and 3, with options to specialise along the way in dressage, showjumping or eventing.
Coach training is held weekly at our Nelson training centre in small friendly groups where learning is interactive and supportive. Through the attainment of individual and stand-alone certificates in Horse Management and Riding,candidates work their way towards the Coaching accreditation of their choice.
Coach Training is a rewarding and enjoyable exercise but the paperwork and prerequisites can be daunting for those just starting out, which is why the advice of a good Coach Educator is strongly advised.
To enquire about how to enjoy your coach training with us contact me, Christine Johnson on 0412 405079 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or complete a contact form