What will the course include?

  • Yard management
  • Equine health
  • Tack and equipment
  • Riding and exercising horses
  • Horse handling
  • Extensive hands-on work experience
  • Plus more…
  • BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding Stage 1 (in year 1) and Stage 2 training in year 2, PTT training in year 2 (essential and highly valued industry specific qualifications which are a bench mark for employers)

What are the entry requirements?

  • You must be aged 16-19 years old by 31st August on year of application to receive funding
  • For Level 3 you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including maths and English
  • For Level 2 you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including maths and English
  • Maths and English are part of our study programme and must be re-sat through Trafford College if grades are not at grade 4
  • All applicants require an interview which is held at Carrington
  • Prior experience is not essential for Level 2 however is recommended for Level 3 (there are options to do crash courses at Carrington Riding Centre before enrolment)

What Next?

Employment opportunities in Equine and its related industries are currently very good. The Subsidiary, Diploma and Extended Diploma Horse Management provide the qualification and experience for entry into the industry at an operational level with future prospects for management.
Often students who complete this course have gone to work abroad, eg. Greece, Ireland, Germany, France and Switzerland, as well as in this country as grooms, instructors, competition riders and stud grooms. Other students have obtained employment with vets, the Mounted Police and also worked for professional riders/trainers.
Equipment and/or Clothing:

Black or blue plain jodhpurs, dark coloured College sweatshirt, long boots or jodhpur boots with heel and smooth sole, gloves, grooming kit. Approved hat BHS standard PAS 015 or BSEN1384 (3-point harness hats not accepted). Wellingtons or strong boots for yard work. No suede chaps, only leather gaiters permitted with jodhpur boots. Body protector – Level 4/5 for pole and jumping work.

Extra Costs

An obligatory uniform will be necessary at a cost of approximately £75.
All exam fees payable to The British Horse Society- Prices to be confirmed.

City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 Courses in Horse Care & Management

We will also be working towards The British Horse Society’s Stage 1

Entry Requirements

  • For Level 3 you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including maths and English
  • For Level 2 you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including maths and English

Suitable For

This course is for those who wish to seek entry into employment in a variety of types of work, such as riding stables, stud farms, livery stables and ancillary industries.

Course Content

The City & Guilds Level 2 in Horse Care has been developed to focus upon developing the knowledge, understanding and skills required at this level in the equine industry, the role of the horse-person in the industry and the position of the equine industry locally and nationally. Subjects covered include:

  • Yard management
  • Equine health
  • Tack and equipment
  • Riding and exercising horses
  • Horse handling
  • Extensive hands-on work experience
  • Plus more…
  • BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding Stage 1 (in year 1) and Stage 2 training in year 2, PTT training in year 2 (essential and highly valued industry specific qualifications which are a bench mark for employers)

 

Assessment Method

Assignments including written work, practical experience, presentations and observations.

Progression

Successful completion of the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care permits learners to progress to the NVQ Level 2 or 3 in a related sector, the Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Horse Management or a suitable role in the workplace under supervision