Equine Studies


Course Title: Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management
Course Code: EQ220

Department: Equine Studies
Course Type: Full time

If you want to work in the equine industry, then this is the course for you. It is structured to allow you different routes into the equine employment or Higher Education. The course offers the perfect balance between theory and practical based learning. It is a two year course, it is equivalent to three A levels and this exciting study programme ensures you can leave Kingston Maurward College with internationally recognised qualifications.
Students undertake two weeks external work experience in industry in both years, which allows students the opportunity to gain valuable experience with a wide range of specialist employment providers. Many of our students have secured jobs though their work experience opportunities. Students are actively involved in weekly yard duties on a rota basis at Manor Stables to develop and enhance employability skills. Students develop supervisory skills regarding running our yard and all students are fully immersed in our commercial activities. Students also have the opportunity to take BHS exams (additional cost involved) which increases employment opportunities and strengthens their CV when ready to progress after their study programme. The course contains lectures, practical sessions and work experience. There are guest speakers, masterclasses and visits to a variety of equine establishments. There is also a study tour (additional cost involved) and, where possible, trips to Badminton Horse Trials, Olympia etc. will be arranged (additional cost involved).



C&G Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (1080)

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 nutrition, Horse behaviour and welfare, Exercising horses

Year 2: The principles of competition grooming, Working and training horses form the ground, The principles of equitation, Contribite to managing an equine event, The principles of horse fitness, Business management in the land-based sector, Riding horses on the flat, Riding horses over fences, Introduction to equestrian coaching

Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade 4/C or above including English, maths and science. A determination to succeed and the drive to work hard academically and practically together with the ability to ride at BHS Stage 1 standard. Riding ability must also include experience riding over fences. The Equine Academy has a weight limit of 85kg (13 stones 5llbs) for all riders.

Next Steps

Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeship in Equine Higher Education

Career Opportunities

Yard supervisor Retail saddlery management trainee Apprentice saddler/Saddle fitter Country store management trainee Event manager Administrator/Junior management trainee in a range of equestiran related businesses Yard office manager Assistant Yard manager Work rider Trainee coach Equine Welfare Assistant Travelling groom Clinical assistant (veterinary) You may also wish to become self-employed, and undertake roldes usch as a freelance groomor breaking and training yound horses 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.

Dates & Fees

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Mode of Attendance Days of the Week No of sessions
02-Sep-19 25-Jun-21 9.15 a.m. 4.45 p.m. Full time Mon, Tues, 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 Practical clothing suitable for the weather condition Navy Jodhpurs or breeches, Dark gloves, Body protector, Riding hat to BS standards, Long and short riding whips Cost for study tour

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 Laptop computer - optional


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