Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 year Level 2 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational Apply Enquire

3 GCSEs at 3 or above, preferably including Maths and/or English, are required to enrol on this course.

A basic standard of riding, including walk, trot and canter is required for those learners studying the riding module.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire Students are expected to wear uniform whilst in college. This can be purchased at the time of enrolment. A riding hat, boots, jodpurs and gloves are also required. Learners will also be expected to have an A4 file, notebook, pens, pencils etc. that you will need to provide yourself.

A variety of theory and practical lectures, workshops, guest speakers delivering Masterclasses, trips and visits make up the course.

You will also complete assignments and work outside of teaching hours, which forms an integral part of the course.

Time constrained assignments and practical assessments are used throughout the course.

Learners who have achieved a grade 1-3 in Maths and English will continue to study these subjects whilst at college.

Learners will go out onto our yard for 1 day per week, as agreed by the learner and the programme leader. There will also be a 2 week block placement after Easter.

Learners will be expected to do a total of 150 placement hours per year. These hours will be recorded using a log book provided by the college and also via Grofar.

This placement will allow learners to develop essential skills required to work towards industrial skills and timings. Communication is an essential skills that forms a large part of the placement.

The college work closely with equine yards and businesses to ensure learners are prepared for the expectations of the industry.

Former students who have gone on to run successful businesses or work in related sectors of the equine industry will come to college to deliver masterclasses/workshops/demos to the learners.

Competitions/clinics are regularly held in the equine unit, which learners are encouraged to take part in.

This course allows learners to study a broad range of equine related activities in a practical way, with the underpinning knowledge delivered in a classroom environment.

It is suitable for those learners who are interested in a vocational route, rather than a high level of academic work.

During this course, you will study topics including:

- Introduction to riding horses on the flat
- Stable duties
- Tack and equipment
- Placement duties on the college yard
- Industrial experience 1 day per week

A non riding option is also available.

A weight limit of 13 stone is in place for those learners wishing to ride.

City and Guilds

Learners may use this course to progress into employment.

What’s next?

Learners can progress onto Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care or follow the apprenticeship route to begin a career in the equine industry.

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