The Educational Training Board, Ballyfermot Training Centre will start a new BHSAI Traineeship with AIRE on 21st August 2017. Students receive training in Stage 1, 2, 3 and PTT. Students who have already achieved part of the course may be considered for a place on the course.
The training period commences with a week in Ballyfermot Training Centre, candidates will receive QQI Level 5 First Aid, Manual Handling and Safeguarding 1 training during this week. They will then be assigned to an AIRE Approved Training Centre(by prior arrangement with the centre). These centres are tagged under Educational Training Board on the AIRE website. Students may approach one of these centres for a place on the course however they will need to register with the Department of Social Protection ie Local Employment Services quoting Course Nr BAS 60.
Registered students will receive notification of an Open Day in Ballyfermot Training Centre. Forms distributed at the Open Day should be returned to Bryan Mullen in Ballyfermot as soon as possible.
Students may retain Social Welfare benefits while on the course, BHSAI exams will be funded (once) by ETB together with a clothing allowance of €300. The allowance can be claimed with the submission of full itemised invoice from the supplier on any of the following items - Riding Hat, Back Protector, Jodpurs, Riding boots, Gloves.
All Training Centres must be approved by AIRE for training. Click on Educational Training Board under Tags on first page of www.aire.ie for a list of participating Riding Centres.
Centres wishing to put students forward for this course should send their details by post or email to:
City of Dublin Educational Training Centre,
Re: Refund of Exam Fees
In order to ensure swift payment of exam fees, copies of attendance results or successful certificates to previous exams should be forwarded to Bryan Mullen at above address.
Centres not adhering to the above may prevent future allocation of students to their centre. All centres must be members of AIRE to apply for this programme.