What will I learn?
You’ll enjoy practical and theory sessions to learn how to handle a variety of horses, develop your riding and husbandry skills and broaden your knowledge of subjects such as horse biology. During the course youâ€™ll visit a range of equine businesses and take part in trips to international events such as Olympia, Badminton, Newmarket, Blenheim, Ireland, Brecon Beacons and Saumur â€“ helping you to gain a real insight into the industry.
If you are not a confident rider or do not wish to ride, a non-riding option is also available.
â€¢ Equine Health and Welfare
â€¢ Horse tack and equipment
â€¢ Principles of feeding and watering horses
â€¢ Equine Centre duties
â€¢ Horse handling and husbandry
â€¢ Caring for competition horses
â€¢ Riding horses
â€¢ Introduction to equine anatomy and physiology
Optional Additional Qualifications
â€¢ BHS stage qualifications – seeÂ www.bhs.org.ukÂ for more information
â€¢ Maths or English GCSE if not held at grade C/4
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs including Maths and EnglishÂ at grade D/3 or above or Level 1 qualification.
If you choose to do the riding option you will be assessed on your riding skills at interview.
What can I study next?
â€¢ Level 3 Equine Studies
â€¢ Competition groom
â€¢ Yard assistant
â€¢ Stud worker
â€¢ Event management