BTEC Extended Diploma in Horse Management Level 3

Course description
You will gain a good grounding in the principles and practices of equestrianism and horse husbandry. The course involves a mixture of theory and practical work, including riding a variety of horses, learning about the horse anatomy and all aspects of horse care and management.

This course takes place at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre, Glossop.

How will I spend my time on the course?
Examples of units covered include:
 understand and promote animal health,
 riding and exercising horses,
 animal nutrition,
 riding on the flat,
 riding over fences,
 horse behaviour and welfare,
 stable and yard management,
 prepare horses for presentation, and
 undertake equestrian teaching.

What are the entry requirements?
 Minimum of five GCSEs grade A*-C, including English language,
 New Diploma at level 2 merit grade, including the achievement of Functional Skills English, maths and IT at level 2,

Experience with horses is desirable, as this is a physically demanding course you must be prepared for a physical fitness test.

Will it cost anything to do this course?
If you’re a full time student under the age of 19 you will not usually need to pay any course or examination fees. Students aged 19+ should contact the information office on 01484 437070 for fee information.

You may need to pay for some essential costs. Help may be available for students in financial difficulties, contact financial support services on 0500 162100.

What other help can I get from the college?
Our student support services staff can offer advice and guidance on financial matters and accommodation. Counsellors are available to help with personal and emotional problems. Extra help with English and maths is available to all who need or want it. Independent careers advice is also available within college. For more information contact student support services, tel: 0500 162100

How will I be assessed?
Assessment is continuous with written assignments and practical tests.

Will there be a work placement?
The course involves a six week work placement at Hargate Hill in Glossop

What can I do after this course?
Higher National Diploma in Animal Management.

You could go into employment as assistant instructors, competition grooming, in saddleries or with feed companies.

How do I find out more about the course?
Contact the college, tel: 01484 437070 or email:

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