Level 2 Certificate in Horse Care

Overview

This is a programme suitable for anyone wishing to eventually pursue a career with horses, particularly if you have some hands-on experience with horses already. It provides an excellent route to further qualifications or the world of work.

 

A balance between practical and theory sessions gives you a real insight into the everyday work within industry and on the College’s equine yard. As well as this, there are duties where you become a member of the team and work with them to care for the horses on the yard, developing the skills needed to work in the equine industry. We also go on trips and visits as well as having in guest speakers to keep you up to date. A work experience placement is built into the course to further enhance your employability skills.
This exciting and ever-changing industry needs talented, flexible people who are ready to take on a challenge. Every day is likely to be different and we need people that can solve problems and take on whatever is thrown their way.

Qualification
City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

Duration
1 year

Progression
Progression routes shown are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
• Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management
Employment options may include:
• Trainee Groom
• Stable Assistant
• Riding School Worker

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• Agriculture Level 2
• Animal Care Level 2

Course Costs
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)
Tuition Fee £945 | Registration/Exam Fee £160

Is this course for me?

You need to:-

  • Be 16 years of age at the beginning of the course and have an interest in horses.
  • Be able to walk and trot unaided.

 

 

What does this subject include?

Topics you will cover include:

  • Equine Health and Welfare
  • Working in the Equine Industry
  • Working Horses from the Ground
  • Horse Tack and Equipment
  • Riding on the Flat
  • Handling and Grooming Horses

What is the structure of the course?

This is a programme suitable for anyone wishing to eventually pursue a career with horses particularly if you have some hands-on experience with horses.  It provides an excellent route to further qualifications or the world of work.

Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.

What are the entry requirements?

You need to be 16 years of age at the beginning of the course, have an interest in horses.

  • 5 GCSEs grade 2 or above or
  • • Appropriate Level 1 NVQ
  • Be able to walk and trot unaided.

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