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Work Based Diploma in Horse Management

Level 3

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Key Info

Learning Area   Equine
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Location   Bicton College
Start Date   22/09/2020


The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – by the time you have completed this course you will be ready to have your dream job and enter the world of work, such as running a yard and managing a small team.

The industry placement part of this course will also support the practical side of the course and with an online portfolio you will be able to upload real live evidence from both College and the work placement settings.

The Level 3 is a great stepping stone into the industry, it provides all the experiences you would get from a professional working yard within a learning environment, the Industry placement aspect may also give you the link to your dream job.

This 1 year course is a great way of progressing on from our Level 2 equine course or developing existing skills, turning your passion for horses into a lifelong career.

The Level 3 covers a wide range of subjects allowing the students to enhance the skills they learnt in Level 2 or have got from previous experiences in the industry, the focus is the step up to a managerial role, taking more responsibility for the horses and the yard.

Our top class facilities include stabling for 24 horses, horse walker, solarium, and covered practical area, 20m x 60m indoor arena with viewing gallery and 30m x 60m outdoor arena. We provide a range of horses to suit all abilities including cobs, thoroughbreds, young horses and competition horses. We are one of Devon’s top equestrian indoor competition centres, with a wide variety of unaffiliated and affiliated competitions being held here on a regular basis, you will also gain valuable experience in running Equine competitions. All the staff are BHS trained and hold various BHS qualifications up to Stage 5, including a BHS assessor, BD Judge.

Students ride 3 to 4 times a week with a mixture of hacking, schooling and jumping which equates to up to £3000 of riding sessions throughout the year.

As a Level 3 course, this diploma is all about developing your key equine skills to the highest standard to work well as part of a team and as the team leader. You’ll be learning from experienced professional instructors and lecturers, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. All the staff are BHS trained and hold various BHS qualifications up to Stage 5, including a BHS assessor, BD Judge.

  What You Will Learn

The Level 3 Work Based Diploma will give you an insight into the management of horses within a yard setting. You will learn to provide high quality care to a range of horses by planning their diets and fitness regimes, as well as learning a wide range of schooling exercises to improve their way of going.

This course extends your basic knowledge into more specialised skills such as clipping, long reining and health care treatments, setting you up for a career working with all kinds of horses. It also covers more managerial skills such as supervising other students and monitoring stocks.

Event Management at the weekends, BHS exams and internal student competitions provide experience of working under pressure and an opportunity to show case your skills to external professionals.

  Entry Requirements

Level 2 Equine qualification ( Work based diploma/ Level 2 Technical diploma) or an industry equivalent qualification (BHS Stage 2/ PC test C, C+) or industry experience for numerous years within a well renowned establishment. For the riding pathway you will need to complete a riding assessment on the college horses or provide videos of you riding at home. You will need to have 4 GCSE's at grade C and above to include maths and English.

  Work Experience

Work experience will be take form as industry placement and will require you to undertake 315 hours in a placement within the industry.

This could be completed 2 days a week throughout the whole 35 weeks of the course or it could be 1 day a week and a block of 2 weeks in the second term.

The placement will need to be within the Equine industry.

Support and guidance will be provided to ensure you find a suitable placement.

  Assessment

You will be assessed continually through the year, through practical assessments and written theory work in the form of assignments. Your work will be stored on an E-portfolio, which has a Smart phone app, which means you can collect evidence for your assessments in different locations and situations, for example if you were plaiting a horse for a competition within the yard at your industry placement you can upload photos and videos.

  Progression

On completion of the Level 3 course many doors will open for you. You can continue onto the Equine bespoke Step up to HE course, which would give you access to higher education.

You can proceed to completion of BHS exams within the industry including teaching qualifications, completion of this course provides direct access to the BHS Stage 4 (subject the units you achieve).

If you are ready to progress into the Equine industry with a widely recognised Level 3 qualification there will be many job opportunities such as Head girl/boy, Assistant Yard Manager or Yard supervisor available to you.

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# Equine # Horses # Horse care # Equestrian

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