Instructional Techniques

The course is designed to:

  • Provide students with a good theoretical understanding of teaching in the equine industry.

Instructional Techniques is ideal for:

  • Any student interested in the theory of teaching
  • Qualified instructors wishing to update and refresh their teaching technique
  • Students preparing for their BHS Stage 2 Teach Award

Course Accreditation

Academic Level:

Further Education Level 3

Number of Modules:

10

Study Hours per Module:

10

Total Hours: 

100

Course Duration: 

6 months

Study Week Requirements:

No study week requirement

Upon enrolment students are provided with access to our online E-Learning Centre where they will find all of their course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

 

The course is divided into modules which consist of:

  • Detailed illustrated text.
  • In-text questions to answer and in-text activities to complete as students work through their course material. Separate answer sheets are provided at the end of each module.

Over the course of the programme you will complete five work assignments. Referring to the course material, you will complete the work assignments and submit each in turn for marking and assessment. Your work is assessed by qualified tutors, graded where appropriate and returned to you with detailed feedback.

  • aged 16 or more – there is no upper age limit
  • interested in learning more about teaching and instructional techniques

Course Accreditation

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Module/Unit Details

  • Module 1 An Introduction to Teaching

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – The qualities of an effective teacher
    – Teaching children, teenagers, adults, the older rider and riders with special
    needs
    – The production of a lesson plan

  • Module 2 Approaches to learning

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – The levels of learning
    – The influences on the ability to learn
    – The stages of skill acquisition

  • Module 3 Basic Safety

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – The preparation of a safe lesson
    – Safe procedures for conducting a hack
    – Basic road safety
    – The accident/ incident book
    – The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
    – Insurance requirements

  • Module 4 Rider Position and Application of the Aids

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – Mounting and dismounting
    – The correct seat
    – The aids
    – Basic gaits and variations within the gaits
    – Half-halts, riding turns, rein-back, leg yield, turn on the forehand.

  • Module 5 Use of Poles and Jumping Technique

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – How the horse jumps
    – The position of the rider
    – The use of poles and relevant distances
    – The use of grids and relevant distances
    – Types of fences
    – Jumping a simple course

  • Module 7 School Movements

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – Arena layout and the use of markers
    – Commands used
    – Correct protocol for the safe use of the arena
    – Drill rides

  • Module 8 The Private Lesson

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – Establishing a rapport
    – Assessing the client
    – The lead rein lesson
    – The lunge lesson

  • Module 9 The Class Lesson

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – Appropriate selection of horses
    – The balancing of mixed ability classes
    – The organisation and execution of the class lesson
    – Lesson plans

  • Module 10 The Lecture

    The aim of this module is to develop learners’ knowledge of:
    – The planning of a classroom based lecture
    – Delivery and presentation skills
    – The use of props

Enrolment

Full Payment

£175

  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support

Pay as You Learn

£58.32 Initial Fee

  • 4 Payments of £29.17
  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support

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  • Enrolment and Fees

    Enrolments are accepted for all courses anytime throughout the year

    Following enrolment you will be provided with access onto out online E-Learning Centre where you will find all of your course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

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