Level 3 Advanced Technical Cert - Diploma in Horse Management

The course consists of the following units:

Principles of health and safetyBiological systems of horses
Undertake and review work related experience in the Land-based IndustriesPrepare horses for presentation
Undertake stable yard operationsEquine feeding and nutrition
Equine HealthWorking and training horses from the ground
Horse tack and equipmentContribute to managing an equine event
The principles of equitationHorse behaviour and welfare
The principles of competition groomingExercising horses
Riding horses over fencesIntroduction to Equestrian coaching

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.
This programme covers many aspects of equestrianism including regular yard duties with particular emphasis on science, horse husbandry and work experience.
It is designed to equip students for success in employment and develops knowledge and understanding in practical skills at operational and supervisory level.
You will acquire skills and knowledge to enable you to meet changing circumstances in the modern world.
It is a vocational course equivalent to A Levels which will enable you to progress on to higher education.

  • Be 16 years of age at the beginning of the course and have an interest in horses

  • Have 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including a science based subject)

  • Have successfully completed  the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care with a least a Merit grade

  • Have shown ability in riding and handling horses as measured by either BHS examinations, NVQ level 2 or other equivalent examinations or experience

  • Mature entry is also available.

  • Grade C in Maths and English is required for entry on to the Extended Diploma.


City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical in Equine Management
 (either Certificate/Diploma/Extended).

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