Equine Studies


Course Title: Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care
Course Code: EQ216

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Full time

This one year course is designed for those that have some experience of equitation and horse care and is an ideal introduction for school leavers wishing to pursue a career working with horses.

Kingston Maurward College has excellent facilities and well qualified staff which combine to develop your knowledge and skills, equipping you for a rewarding career in the equine industry.
Included in the course is practical instruction and theory sessions. You will be involved in the daily care of the horses during yard duties on our own yard and off site work experience within the industry to gain plenty of practical experience and valuable employment skills vital for progression after you studies.
As a British Horse Society (BHS) examination centre, we encourage students to take relevant exams and course content is applicable to the BHS exam system. Additional costs apply and applications should be made direct to the BHS.
Where possible, trips to Badminton Horse Trials, Olympia etc. will be arranged (additional cost involved). There are also visiting speakers, masterclasses and visits to a variety of equine establishments.



C&G Level 2 Technical Extended Certificate in Equine Care

Course Content

Units include:
Equine health and welfare
Working in the Equine industry which will include 1 day a week at an external work placement.
Horse tack and equipment
Routine stable duties
The principles of feeding and watering horses
Horse handling and grooming
Introduction to lungeing horses
Riding horses under supervision
Equine health and safety

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 or above, including English, maths and science OR successful completion of a Level 1 course in a relevant vocational subject to include English and maths at grade 3 or above. You must have experience working with horses and lots of stamina, plus a genuine interest and enthusiasm for horses is essential. Riding ability is working well towards BHS stage 1 level to include poles and basic jumping over fences. The Equine Academy has a weight limit of 85kg (13 Stone 5 llbs) for all riders.

Next Steps

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management Intermediate Apprenticeship in Equine

Career Opportunities

Livery yard assistant Riding school assistant Retail assistant in an equine equipment shop Horse groom Equine welfare assistant

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
02-Sep-19 26-Jun-20 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Tue, Wed, Thu
Total Fee Full Cost Total Fee 19-23 Total Fee 24+

Additional Costs

Kingston Maurward College Equine Uniform Navy yard overalls and steel toe capped wellington boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor Practical clothing suitable for the weather condition Navy Jodhpurs or breeches Dark gloves Back protector Riding hat to BS standards Long and short riding whips

Location & Contact Details


Kingston Maurward College Main Campus | Directions


Course Helpline 01305 215215

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Materials Required

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, A4 lever arch files, ruler and eraser


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