PONY CLUB AUSTRALIA NATIONAL COACH ACCREDITATION SCHEME (PCA NCAS)

Pony Club Australia, National Coach Accreditation Scheme (PCA NCAS) is Pony Club's national approach to developing and improving the coaching within Pony Club. The program provides a framework to evaluate the knowledge and teaching ability of the coach. The PCA NCAS is a nationally recognised coaching qualification and is valid across Australia.  Great coaching is essential to a quality Pony Club experience; we aim to have coaches constantly seeking new ways to impart knowledge and inspire our riders to experience all forms of horse sports. 

Three levels of accreditation currently exist in the PCA National Coach Accreditation Scheme.

PCA NCAS PRELIMINARY

Aimed at beginner coaches.  These coaches will teach basic riding skills and horsemastership knowledge to D/D* level certificate riders.  The core focus is on group management and safety.  Lessons should be provided with a ‘fun’ approach to skill development for the rider and progressive and consistent training of the horse both under saddle and during groundwork.   

PRE-REQUISITES

  • Minimum age to register for course is 16 years of age, however a coach cannot attend an assessment until 18 years of age.   
  • Must be a current PCV Coach member. CLICK HERE TO JOIN

PCA NCAS LEVEL 1

Aimed at experienced coaches to aid in teaching more advanced riding skills and horsecare knowledge (up to "C certificate standard), concentrates on demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill in group management and teaching riders horse management and riding skills. 

Pre-Requisites: 

  • Successful attainment of PCA NCAS Preliminary Accreditation Minimum 18 years 
  • A financial member of a Pony Club, affiliated through their State Association, with Pony Club Australia 

PCA NCAS LEVEL 1 - GAMES SPECIALIST 

Aimed at experienced coaches to aid in teaching advanced games riding skills.Concentrates on demonstrating advanced knowledge and skill in group management and teaching riders games riding skills and athlete preparation. 

Pre-Requisites: 

  • Successful attainment of PCA NCAS Preliminary Accreditation Minimum 18 years 
  • A financial member of a Pony Club, affiliated through their State Association, with Pony Club Australia


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