Are you passionate about horses? Our Level 2 course in Horse Care will give you an excellent grounding in all aspects of the equestrian industry and help you build specialist technical and practical skills for your career. Whether you choose our riding or non-riding pathway, you’ll learn in a professional environment and gain realistic working experience from your first week. You’ll also have the opportunity to be actively involved in various blue-chip events such as at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Badminton Horse Trials, Olympia and more.
What will I learn?
You will spend two days a week at external equine providers, where you will have theory, practical and riding sessions. You’ll start building your confidence in your riding and in the skills needed for daily work in a variety of equine roles, from tacking to grooming. This learning will be underpinned by an introduction to the anatomy, physiology and nutrition, giving you the key to take your studies further.
Study, Assessment and Qualifications
The final qualification will be a City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care.
You will be assessed through written, practical and industry-based assessments.
The course provides opportunities for you to study during your time-tabled week, however, to support your learning experience and to achieve higher grades, you will be expected to work in your own time.
• 4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English, maths and science (or equivalent).
• An interview, if required.
• You’ll be able to demonstrate a positive and responsible attitude towards working with animals.
Additional Costs and Information
Please be aware there is a weight limit of 14 stone for riding.
Trips and visits to shows and related events are an important aspect of the programme. You will be expected to pay for the cost of trips and additional enrichment activities via the online College shop. Practical clothing is available to purchase from the online shop, which must be worn during all practical sessions.
You will also need to purchase your own personal protective equipment such as hats, boots and body protectors.
What Could I Do Next?
After this course, you can progress onto our Level 3 Horse Management course, which will continue to develop your skills and employability in the equine industry.