Horse Society the first national equine body to gain government
British Horse Society (BHS) is pleased to announce that its British
Horse Society Assistant Instructor (BHSAI) professional qualification
has been accredited by the Qualifications & Curriculum Authority
(QCA) to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF), the first
approval of its kind to be granted by government to the equine industry.
BHSAI is now recognised as being a benchmark standard qualification,
having undergone robust Quality Assurance. All its component parts,
Stages 1 - 3 and the Preliminary Teaching Test, plus the BHS S/NVQ
Levels 1, 2 and 3 are now part of the National Qualification Framework
which is managed by the QCA.
head of examinations, Annette Robinson, said, "We first started
looking at accreditation three years ago so we are delighted that
our work has reached a successful conclusion. The Society is the
first national equine body to achieve approval for this type of
examination, placing it as the industry leader in professional qualifications.
approval will provide added confidence to all candidates and employers
that the BHS examination system is of the highest standard. We are
now looking at submitting the BHS Intermediate Instructor qualification
for accreditation in the New Year."
Driver, BHS chief executive, added, "The BHS vocational training
structure is the established, unique passport to a career in the
horse industry, within the UK and world wide. This QCA recognition
confirms our status."