Level 3 Advanced Technical Cert – Diploma in Horse Care

Overview

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.

 

What does this subject include?

This course consists of a selection of the following units:

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertake and review work related experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Undertake stable yard operations
  • Equine Health
  • Horse tack and equipment
  • The principles of equitation
  • The principles of competition grooming
  • Riding horses over fences
  • Biological systems of horses
  • Prepare horses for presentation
  • Equine feeding and nutrition
  • Working and training horses from the ground
  • Contribute to managing an equine event
  • Horse behaviour and welfare
  • Exercising horses
  • Introduction to Equestrian coaching

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:

  • 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

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