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

No formal entry criteria.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There may be some additional costs during the year, such as trips or equipment. All learners are expected to wear a uniform, which is ordered at the time of enrolment. You will be expected to have appropriate riding and yard clothing to undertake the course. You will also need classroom equipment, including a folder, paper and pens so that you can take notes when in class.

You will be taught using a range of techniques, including:

- External exams
- Portfolio
- Practical assessments
- Written assessments
- Scenarios

English and Math's are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career.

If you do not have English or Math's at grade 4, you will complete these alongside your main qualification and these subjects will be built into your timetable.

Learners must complete 60 hours of work experience, ideally at an external work placement.

For those unable to get an external work placement, we can facilitate an internal work placement or link with those in industry to help you gain those important skills.

The equine department has an extensive range of industry links.

A placement with one of our industry partners can enhance both your CV and employment chances, which are linked to individual career plans.

Guest speakers and former students are invited into the college to offer advice and guidance on future careers.

The aim of the course is to develop skills and knowledge in the equine and land-based sector.

In order to complete the diploma, there are 2 mandatory and 5 optional modules to complete.

Mandatory units:
- Health and safety
- Work experience

Optional units:
- Assist with the movement, handling and accommodation of animals
- Assist with feeding and watering of animals
- Assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation
- Maintain the health of horses
- Assist with the preparation for the exercise and aftercare of horses

City and Guilds

What’s next?

On completion of this course, you could progress onto the Level 2 Extended Diploma in Equine Care course.

Alternatively, you can look to progress into employment within the industry.

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