Proficiency Test Zoom training for those assessing or coaching Grades 1-4

Date: 22/02/23 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

For Coaches/Group Coaches/Coaches in Training/Activity Leaders who want to coach or assess Proficiency Tests Grades 1-4 (Riding/Horse Care)

Proficiency Tests are a great way to motivate and reward participants and help coaches to set SMART goals with their participants. The certificates and badges are a valuable way to show progression and the value of sessions to parents/carers and schools. Badges and certificates are free to order from the Group orders website.

Grades 1 and 2 can be assessed within the group, ideally not by their own coach. This can be an RDA Coach or a Group Coach. Activity Leaders can deliver sessions within their remit, but not assess. Grade 1 can, if necessary, be assessed by the same coach who coaches the participants. 

Grade 3 and 4 should be assessed by an RDA Coach Certificate holder from outside the Group if possible, although this is not essential.

This training will cover the requirements of the levels, ideas for activities and methods of assessing, as well as ways to adjust the syllabus for different needs. There will also be a chance to share ideas in breakout rooms.

ALL assessors should be familiar with the guidance before assessing. This can be through online or face to face training, or through reading the guidelines. For those who have done training in the past, this refresher is recommended but not mandatory. I can also provide Regional/County Coaches with the notes if they would prefer to deliver training locally face to face. 

Separate sessions will be held for Bronze/Silver/Gold Coaches and assessors, as well as one for participants at this level if there is demand.

These will be repeated in April.  If you only intend to deliver/assess Grades 1-4, there is no need to attend the Bronze/Silver/Gold session.

Any questions, please contact Helen 

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