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

What’s it all about?

This course is a one year full time and includes 8 mandatory units and 1 optional unit. The course is split equally between practical and theoretical sessions. You can choose riding as an optional unit, however please note that if you are over 13 1/2 stone you may not be able to ride due to our weight limit policy.

If you do not want to ride there are other optional units you can chose to complete your qualification such as care of the competition horse. This course will prepare you for work in a range of businesses including; riding schools, livery yards, welfare charities and will also prepare you for level 3 progression to Equine Management.

The course includes health and safety, equine health, feeding and watering, tack and equipment, riding. You will undertake real work experience both at the college yard and in an external placement.

4x GCSE's at grade 3 or above. Ideally a grade 4 in either English or maths.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There may be some additional costs in year such as trips or equipment. You will be expected to have appropriate riding and yard clothing to undertake the course. You will need classroom equipment including folder, paper and pens so that you can take notes when in class.

The course includes both theory (classroom) and practical sessions. The course is assessed with two multi choice exams, a synoptic assessment which assesses both your practical an theoretical skills and optional units.

If you are aged 16-18 you will also study maths and english (unless you have already achieved a grade 4 in these subjects). These lessons are interspersed throughout your time table.

You are expected to undertake a minimum of 150 hours of work experience which will generally be in an external placement. There is the opportunity of more significant work experience and your tutor will advise you of this at the start of your course. This can lead to an apprenticeship or full time employment and can offer additional financial support for transport and food.

The equine department has an extensive range of industry links. We would try and link each student to a placement which can enhance both CV and employment chances which are linked to individual career plans. You tutor will advise on placements at the start of your course.

You will be at college 4 days per week and expected to work in industry for a minimum of 1 day per week. There will be homework and course work to complete in your own time.

This level 2 technical certificate is for you if you are looking to start a career in the equine industry.

You will gain an understanding of the skills and knowledge that are important when you are working with horses, or to progress you to further learning at level 3.

You will study 8 mandatory modules:

- Health and safety
- Equine health and welfare
- Working in the equine industry
- Horse tack and equipment
- Undertake routine stable duties
- The principles of feeding and watering horses
- Horse Handling and gooming
- Introduction to lungeing

Optional units you can chose from:

- Introduction to Biology
- Riding horses
- Assist with the transportation of horses
- Competition Grooming

City and Guilds

What’s next?

On completion of this course, you could progress to the next level by studying our Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management Level 3.

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