Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Course Code: EQ203

Department: Equine Studies

Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management



If you are looking for a higher level career working with horses, perhaps at supervisor or manager level, this two year course is ideal. Offering the perfect balance between theory and practical based learning, you will gain all the skills you need to enter a variety of careers within the industry or achieve UCAS points for higher education.

British Horse Society training is offered as an integral part of this course (exam fees not included). These professional exams ensure you leave the college with internationally recognised qualifications. You will also enjoy a mix of lectures, practical sessions and work experience on our yard, plus hear expert advice from visiting speakers and take part in visits to equine establishments. There is also a study tour and, where possible, trips to Badminton Horse Trials, Olympia etc. may be arranged (additional costs involved).

Work experience is included throughout the programme which allows you the chance to gain valuable knowledge within a wide range of specialist work providers. Many students have secured jobs through their work experience.


C&G Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Course Length

Four days per week for two years

Course Content

During the first year of this course you will complete the units for the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma.

Year 2 units include:

- Undertake and review work related experience in the land-based industries/ Understand the principles of animal anatomy and physiology/ Prepare and care for competition horses/ Understand the principles of horse rehabilitation and therapy/ Business management in the land based sector/ Undertake equestrian teaching/Contribute to managing an equine event/ Riding horses on the flat/ Riding horses over fences/ Training towards BHS exams (exam fees not included).

You will also get the opportunity to take part in a study tour and organise your own show.

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above including maths, English and science OR a Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Distinction level.

A determination to succeed together with the ability to ride towards BHS Stage 1 level or Pony Club C+ standard.

The Equine Academy has a weight limit of 85kg (13 stones 5llbs) for all riders. A non-riding option is available.

Next Steps/Employment

- Equine Apprenticeships
- HND in Equine Management

A responsible and challenging career in the equine industry in the UK or abroad, progression to university or, with further training, a variety of therapeutic careers are attainable. Yard Supervisor/ Mounted Armed Forces/ Racing Industry/Animal Physiotherapist/ Animal Technician/Applied Animal Behaviourist/Horse Riding Instructor/Horse Trainer

Start Date

September 2015


Full Time Further Education. Your learning is FREE if you are a UK or EU student, aged under 19 years on 31st August in the academic year you start your course.

Aged over 19? Please contact us for further details on 01305 215215 or email fulltimecourses@kmc.ac.uk

Cost for study tour

Kingston Maurward College Main Campus. Click for Directions

Courses Helpline 01305 215215


Basic Stationery

Plaiting equipment and trimming scissors are essential

KMC Equine Uniform - We have a strict uniform policy − you will be given further details at our interview days.

Kingston Maurward Equestrian

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