Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Course Code: EQ206

Department: Equine Studies

Course Type: Full Time

Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

EQ206

Introduction

If you want to work with horses, then this is the course for you. It is structured to allow you different routes into the equine industry. The course offers the perfect balance between theory and practical based learning. It is a two year course and is equivalent to three A levels which can lead to entry into Higher Education.

British Horse Society training is offered as an integral part of your course (Exam fees not included) This exciting inclusion ensures you can leave Kingston Maurward College with internationally recognised qualifications. Work experience is included in both years, which allows you the chance to gain valuable experience with a wide range of specialist work providers. Many students have secured jobs through their work experience.

Qualification

C&G/NPTC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management

Course Length

Four days per week for two years

Course Content

4 days per week for two years.Lectures and practical sessions plus work experience on our yard on a rota basis, guest speakers, visits to a variety of equestrian establishments. 2 year course, 4 days a week.

Year 1 consists of units which ensure you have good understanding of basic horse care:

Understand and promote animal health

Select, fit and evaluate horse and tack equipment

Plan and monitor animal feeding

Undertake stable yard management

Understand animal biology

Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare

Working horses from the ground

Riding and exercising horses

Understand the principles of equitation

Year 2 includes a study tour and organising your own show and has more specialist units to assist you in achieving your career goals:

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)

Work experience in our yard

Study tours

Entry Requirements

4 days per week for two years.Lectures and practical sessions plus work experience on our yard on a rota basis, guest speakers, visits to a variety of equestrian establishments. 2 year course, 4 days a week.

Course Content

Year 1 consists of units which ensure you have good understanding of basic horse care:

Understand and promote animal health

Select, fit and evaluate horse and tack equipment

Plan and monitor animal feeding

Undertake stable yard management

Understand animal biology

Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare

Working horses from the ground

Riding and exercising horses

Understand the principles of equitation

Year 2 includes a study tour and organising your own show and has more specialist units to assist you in achieving your career goals:

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)

Work experience in our yard

Study tours

Next Steps/Employment

  • Work-Based learning opportunities
  • HND in Equine management
  • Higher National Diploma
  • Riding instructor
  • Yard supervisor
  • Mounted armed forces
  • Racing industry
  • Animal Physiotherapist
  • Animal Technician
  • Applied Animal Behaviourist
  • Horse Riding Instructor
  • Horse Trainer
  • Apprenticeship
  • Progression to university

Start Date

September 2014

Cost

Full Time Further EducationYour 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

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Courses Helpline 01305 215215

fulltimecourses@kmc.ac.uk

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

Discover the A-Z of land-based careers on the Lantra website

www.lantra.co.uk/careers/career-finder.aspx

British Horse Society

http://www.bhs.org.uk/