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 you’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 – 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.
• Equine Health and Welfare
• Horse tack and equipment
• Principles of feeding and watering horses
• Equine Centre duties
• Horse handling and husbandry
• Caring for competition horses
• Riding horses
• Introduction to equine anatomy and physiology
Optional Additional Qualifications
• BHS stage qualifications – see www.bhs.org.uk for more information
• Maths or English GCSE if not held at grade C/4
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs including Maths and English at grade D/3 or above or Level 1 qualification.
If you wish to pursue a Riding Pathway, we will need to see and assess your riding via a video you submit to us. We will use this to confirm the most appropriate pathway for you.
What can I study next?
• Level 3 Equine Studies
• Competition groom
• Yard assistant
• Stud worker
• Event management