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 Badminton and Blenheim Horse Trials, 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 Centre duties
• Horse handling and Husbandry
• Caring for competition horses
• Riding horses
• Principles of horse biology
Possible Additional Qualifications
• BHS stage qualifications (www.bhs.org.uk)
• Maths or English GCSE if not held at grade C/4
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs at grade D/3 or above including Maths and English and/or Level 1 qualification.
If you choose to do the riding option you will be assessed on your riding skills at interview.
Where will it lead me?
• Level 3 Equine Studies
• Competition Groom
• Yard Assistant
• Stud Worker
• Event Management