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 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 (BHS) training is offered as an integral part of your course (exam fees not included). This exciting course ensures you can leave Kingston Maurward College with internationally recognised qualifications.

2 weeks external 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 though their work experience. Students also take part in weekly yard duties on a rota basis at Manor Stables to develop employability skills and develop a supervisory skills regarding running our yard and our commercial activities. The course contains lectures, practical sessions and work experience on our yard. There are visiting speakers and visists 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. may be arranged (additonal cost involved).



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

Course Content

Year 1: For the first year of the course you will complete the units for the Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management course.

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. Condition of entry to the second year only - Successful completion of year one of Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management. A determination to succeed together with the ability to ride at BHS Stage 1 and some experience riding over fences. The Equine Academy has a weight limit of 85kg (13 stones 5llbs) for all riders. A non-riding option is available.

Next Steps

Intermediate/Advanced Apprenticeship in Equine HND in Equine Management

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 Yard manager Work rider Trainee coach 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.