The City of Dublin Educational Training Board, in conjunction with AIRE, will run two traineeship courses 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 dates are 26th February 2018 and 3rd September 2018. 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.
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 (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.