The City of Dublin Educational Training Board, in conjunction with AIRE, will run a traineeship course of 58 weeks in 2018/9 for Equestrian Tourism Ride Leader Level 2 and Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship (formerly known as BHSAI).
The proposed start date is in 2019. The Course duration will be 20 weeks for Equestrian Tourism Ride Leader Level 2 and 38 weeks for Stage 3 Coach in Complete Horsemanship.
Students may retain Social Welfare benefits while on the course, 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, Jodhpurs, Riding boots, Gloves.
The training period commences with a week in Ballyfermot Training Centre, candidates will receive QQI Level 5 First Aid or PHEEC First Aid Responder, Manual Handling, Garda Vetting 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 centres for a place on the course however they will need to register with the Department of Social Protection i.e. 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 Marguerite Byrne in Ballyfermot as soon as possible.
Students receive training in Equestrian Tourism Ride Leader Level 2, Ride Safe Award, Students may leave the course after 20 weeks or have the opportunity to commence Stage 2, 3 Riding, Care and Teaching. Students who have already achieved part of the course may be considered for a place on the course. Exams must be booked by the Riding Centre and fees will be refunded by AIRE to Riding Centre. Exams cannot be booked prior to commencement of the course.
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.
If you are interested in the Equestrian course see below for instructions on how to get on the Waiting List depending on whether (A) the applicant is claiming a social welfare payment or (B) not claiming a social welfare payment:
(A) If an applicant is claiming a social welfare payment, they need to go to their local social welfare office and ask to be put on the Waiting List for BAS60 (Equestrian International Instructor).
(B) An applicant who is NOT claiming a social welfare payment can now register on line for the Equestrian International Instructor course (BAS60)
The web address is www.fetchcourses.ie.
Re: Refund of Exam Fees (only those booked during course period)
To ensure a refund of exam fees from ETB, please forward copy of the followiing to AIRE when the exam has been completed:
1. BHS Receipt
2. Copy of BHS Venue confirmation letter
3. Successful certificate or attendance result sheet.
4. Proof from bank of Euro cost of exam ie copy of visa card or bank statement.