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Horse Care (Level 2)

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1 year

Full Time

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Course Overview

Whether you choose a riding or non-riding route, this qualification will give you an excellent grounding in all aspects of Horse Care, giving you the specialist technical, practical skills to enter the equine industry. The course has established effective links with a significant number of professional local and national equine industry providers, resulting in an innovative practical experience being offered to students as part of their timetabled hours. You'll have the opportunity to be actively involved in a number of blue-chip events such as at West Wilts Equestrian Centre, Badminton Horse Trials, Olympia and more.

female equine student riding a horse
female equine student petting the horse
female equine students scrubbing back of horse
equine student with horse
female equine student riding a horse
female equine student petting the horse
female equine students scrubbing back of horse
equine student with horse

What will I learn?

You will have theory, practical and riding sessions, and an external work placement to improve professional development. You'll also have a weekly tutorial with pastoral care to aid personal and social development. If you haven't already achieved Grade 4 GCSE English/Maths you will need to do this alongside your course at College, giving you crucial skills to support your progress in education and employment.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 including English, Maths and Science (or equivalent).

Demonstrate a positive and responsible attitude towards working with animals.

Interviewed if required.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

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.

You will be assessed through written and practical assignments and industry based assessments.

The final qualification will be a City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care.

Additional Costs and Information

You'll benefit from the best equestrian facilities in the area supporting the development of your riding and non-riding skills. You will take part in routine yard duties to supplement your work experience and develop your employability skills.

Please be aware there is a weight limit of 14stone for riding. All students wishing to ride will be weighed and have their height taken prior to the riding assessment along with other details such as riding experience to help us match rider and mount suitability.

Trips and visits to shows and other related events are important aspects of the programme.

Students will be expected to pay for the cost of student trips and additional enrichment activities via the College online shop. Practical clothing is available to purchase from the College shop which MUST be worn during all practical sessions.

You will also need to purchase your own personal protective equipment such as hats, boots, body protectors etc.

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

ProgressionLevel 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horse Management (1080).Career Opportunities:Groom Equine Nursing Yard Manager Performance Training Stud Management Instructor/Teacher Supply Industry Work

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