Equine Studies

Introduction

Course Title: Level 3 – Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720)
Course Code: EQ219 (Was EQ206)

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Full time



If you are looking for a higher level career workling 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 with in the industry or achieve UCAS points for higher education.

British Horse Society training is offered as an integral part of this coruse (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 session and work experience on our yard, plus hear expert advice from visiting speakers and take part in visits to equine estabnlishments. 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 progreamme 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.

Overview

Qualification

C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720)

Course Content

Year 1
Principles of Health and Safety
Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
Undertake stable yard operations
Equine Health
Horse tack and equipment
Biological systems of horses
Prepare horses for presentation
Equine feeding and nturition
Exercising horses

Year 2 Riding pathway
Equine feeding and nutrition
Working and training horses from the ground
The principles of equitation
Contribute to Managing an Equine event
Riding horses on the flat
Riding horses over fences

Year 2 Stable Management Pathway
Equine feeding and nutrition
Working and training horses from the ground
The principles of equitation
Contribute to Managing an Equine event
Undertake a Specialist Project in the Land-based Sector
Riding horses on the flat

Entry Requirements

Year 1 Level 2 qualification in Equjinel Care with Distinction plus 2 GCSE's Grade C or above Recent Experience of working with animals is essential Year 2 Successful completion of Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management (360) You must be prepared towork outside in all weathers with a wide range of animals 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 85 kgs (13 stones 5lbs) for all riders. A non-riding option is available

Next Steps

- Equine Apprenticeship - HND in Equine Management During the first year of this course you will complete the units for the Level 3 90 Credit Diploma

Career Opportunities

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