Level 3 Advanced Technical Cert - Diploma in Horse Care
This course gives you the experience, knowledge and qualifications necessary for a wide range of responsible posts in the equine industry. If you are flexible, enjoy working with horses and wish to progress to a career at supervisory and management level, then this is the course for you!
A balance between practical and theory sessions, gives you a real insight into the everyday work within industry and here on the college yard. As well as this, there are duties where you become a member of the equine team and work with them to care for the horses on a daily basis, thus developing the practical skills needed to work in the equine industry.
This programme covers many aspects of equestrianism 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.
We also go on trips and visits as well as having in guest speakers to keep you up to date with industry. Work experience is built into the course to further enhance your employability skills. This qualification gives you the opportunity to study a range of specialist technical practical skills and knowledge that build upon the core skills of safe working practices.
You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.
City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical in Equine Management (Certificate/Diploma/ Extended 720/1080)
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Equine Studies Foundation Degree
• BSc (Hons) Equine Science
• Equine Sports Performance BSc (Hons) Degree
Employment options may include:
• Exercising Assistant
• Equine Handler
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Please note that any costs shown here are subject to change and that there may be additional material costs for your course.
There are various bursaries available to support eligible students with course-related costs.
Aged 16-18 years
There are no tuition or examination fees
Aged 19 or over (at the start of the course)
Different fees apply depending on your individual circumstances and prior qualifications. Please telephone 01691 688029 to speak to somebody who will be able to help.
What does this subject include?
Topics you will cover include:
- Prepare & Present Horses
- Equine Management
- Exercising Horses
- Equine Health and Welfare
- Feeding & Nutrition
- Horse Fitness
What is the structure 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.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need to be 16 years of age at the beginning of the course, have an interest in horses and have the following:
- 5 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (including a science-based subject) or successful completion of a Level 2 Equine qualification 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 4 in maths and English is required for entry on to the Extended Diploma