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BRITISH HORSE SOCIETY PRELIMINARY INSTRUCTORS’ CERTIFICATE (BHSPI)
This is the first professional teaching qualification awarded within the equestrian industry and leads to 105 UCAS points. The British Horse Society Preliminary Instructors’ Certificate (Bhspi) is available as a Sixth Form Option.
In order to study this qualification, candidates must pass the following examinations:
• British Horse Society Stage 1
• British Horse Society Riding and Road Safety Certificate
• British Horse Society Stage 2
• British Horse Society Stage 3
• British Horse Society Preliminary Teaching Test
To gain the BHSAI Certificate, pupils will complete a teaching portfolio after passing all these certificates. All examinations are practically based and assessed by a nationally recognised team of BHS/UKCC Assessors.
These examinations require a natural aptitude towards riding and an interest in teaching as well as considerable dedication. Pupils need to be 17 years of age to sit the BHS Stage 3, and 18 to sit the Preliminary Teaching Test.
Courses are tailored to suit the individual pupil. However as a guide they’ll need to attend lessons for five to six terms to be up to speed.
Pupils will be charged for Examination Fees and BHS Membership.
Pupils with the Pony Club B Test are not required to pass the BHS Stage 1 and 2 examinations. Instead they proceed straight to BHS Stage 3 level at the age of 17 with GCSE passes.
Each pupil on the BHSPI course will receive 7-8 sessions/week. It is important that pupils account for this time when considering their other A-Level choices.
For further information please contact: Mr D Anholt BHSI (HT), Director of Riding (email@example.com)