WHAT DOES THE SUBJECT INCLUDE?
The course consists of the following units:
|Principles of health and safety||Biological systems of horses|
|Undertake and review work related experience in the Land-based Industries||Prepare horses for presentation|
|Undertake stable yard operations||Equine feeding and nutrition|
|Equine Health||Working and training horses from the ground|
|Horse tack and equipment||Contribute to managing an equine event|
|The principles of equitation||Horse behaviour and welfare|
|The principles of competition grooming||Exercising horses|
|Riding horses over fences||Introduction to Equestrian coaching|
You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.
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?
- 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.