Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
November 1 year TBC Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational
November 1 year Level 1 Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

This course is for anyone who would like an introduction to the equine industry. It is suitable for school leavers or adults looking for either progression or a change in career.

You will need to have a standard of general education and competence, sufficient to benefit from and succeed on the course, but no formal qualifications are necessary. Assessment of suitability is likely to be based upon interview.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery and you will be given the opportunity to take part in trips and visits.

Your progress will be assessed by a multiple choice test, externally set by a portfolio of evidence.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm. Days and times of study are subject to change. Timetables are confirmed at the start of term.

This course will give you an introduction to the equine industry.

You will study safe working practices, assisting with preparation for exercise, animal health and wellbeing, handling and restraint, maintaining accommodation and feed and water.

What’s next?

After completing the course you could progress into employment, or onto a Level 2 qualification.

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