Horse Care Level 2

Explore the underpinning knowledge behind the Equine industry and develop your skills further through practical experience and theory based learning with this Level 2 Diploma.

Course Level:
Level 2
Duration:
1 Year
Campus:
Auction Mart
Awarding Body:
EDEXCEL
Overview

This course gives you the perfect grounding to progress to more in-depth Level 3 courses. It combines theory with as much practical work as possible including grooming, feeding and watering, riding and work experience. New Equine facilities scheduled for 2019 will include an international-sized arena and outdoor warm-up area where events will be scheduled to include Dressage, Show Jumping, Arena Eventing and Showing. Master classes, training and clinics will also be delivered by industry professionals. Increased stabling for College horses, with livery opportunities, will ensure that you will enjoy an enriched equine experience with access to purpose-built first-class facilities. The College also has access to a stud with competition stallions and performance young stock, Al centre and laboratory.

Our tutors come with experience in a wide range of disciplines including Dressage, Show Jumping, Equitation, Cross Country, Biomechanical Research, Veterinary Physiotherapy, BHS standard setting, producing Competition Horses to affiliated level, working with Olympic eventers, Hunters, Thoroughbreds and Point to Pointers. As a student, you will benefit from their wealth of industry links and guest speakers, involvement in The Skipton Horse Trials (including setting up) and visit Bramham Horse Trials.

Modules
  • Grooming
  • Horse Biology
  • Keeping Horses at Grass
  • Principles of Feeding & Watering
  • Riding Horses on the Flat
  • Routine Stable Duties & Horse Handling
  • Tack & Clothing
  • Trimming & Plaiting
  • Work Experience

Entry Requirements

  • 4 GCSEs grade 9-3 or Land-based Studies Level 1 including English & Maths GCSEs grade 9-2
Progression
Career

Your choices may include:

  • Equine Veterinary Nurse / Assistant
  • Groom / Yard Staff
  • Riding Trek Leader
  • Riding Instructor
  • Stud / Yard Assistant / Manager
  • Professional Rider
  • Allied industries – nutrition, retail, behaviour, welfare or racing
Academic

Your choices may include:

  • Horse Management Level 3
VOCATIONAL
If you are looking for a practical course, love animals and want to learn more about their care and wellbeing, then you will enjoy this Land-based Diploma.
2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 1
Auction Mart
Explore the underpinning knowledge behind the Equine industry and develop your skills further through practical experience and theory based learning with this Level 2 Diploma.
2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 2
Auction Mart
You could be on your way to a career in Equine Husbandry, Equine Veterinary Nursing, Yard Management, Riding Instruction, Equine Nutrition or Equine Behaviour with a Level 3 (A Level equivalent)...
2019-2020
Full-time, Vocational
Level 3
Auction Mart
Degrees & Higher Levels
The course provides a comprehensive understanding of equine management and will equip you with the necessary knowledge to assess the welfare needs of horses, enable you to acquire practical horse...
2020-2021
Degrees & Higher Levels, Full-time
Level 4
Aireville Campus
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Open Evening – Skipton
15 October 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy
16 October 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Skipton
26 November 2019
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy
04 December 2019
17:30 - 19:30
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