Horse Management - Level 3
A specialist work-related programme of study, equivalent to three A Levels, that covers key knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in this amazing industry.
This course will teach you how to care for horses up to competition level and give you the opportunity to work at our commercial riding school. The course gives a broad-based and in-depth study of the industry and its various disciplines. We aim to provide the best possible vocational experience for you as well as developing your learning and understanding of equine academia. All full-time students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study. A rota is put in place and will include some weekends.
You will also have the opportunity to organise and run an equine event, as well as to visit Your Horse Live, Badminton Horse Trials and the Horse of the Year Show. Students also attend residential study tours, which include visits to The National Stud, British Racing School, Rossdales Equine Veterinary Hospital, Tattersalls and a study tour to Cirencester.
Qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma / Extended Diploma in Equine Management//Opportunity to gain BHS qualifications, First Aid at Work
Duration: One/Two years
A selection of unit titles is shown below.
- Horse Behaviour & Welfare
- Principles of Equitation
- Event Management
- Yard & Stable Management
- Anatomy & Physiology
- Equestrian Teaching
- Competition Grooming
Assessment is continuous, with end of module exams, a synoptic assessment and practical work. This course includes 300 hours of work experience through the duration of the two years. All full-time students are required to study maths and English at the appropriate level.
Maths and English
All students following a full-time programme of study at HLC will study English and maths as part of their studies, please refer to the Study Programmes page of this website.
- Five GCSEs at grade 4 (grade C) or above (to include maths and English and a science) or successful completion of a suitable and relevant Level 2 qualification at Merit or above
- Successful interview and initial assessment in literacy and numeracy
- Applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to the chosen subject area
Progression routes are dependent on successful completion of qualifications and meeting entry criteria.
Study options may include:
- Foundation Degree Equine Science/Studies
- BSc (Hons) in Equine Science/ Studies
Employment options may include:
- Riding Instructors/Freelance Teachers/Work Riders
- Yard Supervisors
- Management (with further experience)
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Students aged 16 to 18: There are no tuition or examination fees.
Students aged 19 to 23: Who are studying for their first full Level 3 qualification will be not be charged any tuition fees, but will be charged the materials fee only.
Students aged 19 to 23: Who already hold a full Level 3 qualification and all students who are 24 or over will be liable for the full cost of the course, based on the current student loan applicable for the qualification. Please contact our Finance department to be advised of the fee / loan due.
Additional Course Costs: £225 (per year).
Personal Equipment: You may also be expected to buy your own equipment costing approximately £185.
Please Note: Costs are subject to change, please call Enquiries on 0800 032 1986 to check.
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Telephone: 0800 032 1986