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Extended Certificate in Horse Care

Level 2

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Key Info

Learning Area   Equine
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   1 Year

Dates & Locations

Location   Bicton College
Start Date   08/09/2021


If you can’t get enough of horses and have your sights set on working with them, then this is the course for you and will be your first step into an equine career.

The first thing you’ll notice about this course is that it’s about practical learning – you’ll be spending a lot of time on our working yard, learning by doing, while you work with a range of horses.

You will be learning a wide range of husbandry skills, from the day to day care of horses to include feeding, grooming and exercising them. You will be developing all of the basic and essential skills you need to care for horses whilst being supervised and supported. Although Riding is not assessed on this course you will have the opportunity to ride once or twice a week to develop these skills, ready for the next course.

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.

As a 3 day, Level 2 course, this certificate is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced equine professionals and instructors, 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

This one-year introduction will explain the principles of stable routines and how daily routines differ in a range of yards. You will investigate horse handling and restraint methods that can be used during health care checks and clipping. You will learn about the behaviour of the horse and how, through domestication, its behaviour has had to adapt. You will also learn how to fit a range of horse tack and clothing. Weekend duty days, BHS exams and internal student competitions provide experience of working under pressure and an opportunity to showcase your skills to external professionals. Should you need to gain higher grades (grade 4) for your maths and/or English you will study them alongside your equine course.

  Entry Requirements

Some equine experience is beneficial. Four GCSEs at grade 3 including English and maths

  Work Experience

You will be required to undertake 1 week of work experience.

The work experience will need to be within the Equine industry and support will be provided to you to gain a suitable placement.

  Assessment

You will be assessed through practical assessment, practical assignments and through two in class assignments.

  Progression

Once you’ve finished the Level 2 course, you’ll have a real understanding of horses needs and how to care for them and be ready to move on to the Work Based Diploma at Level 2 and then onto the Level 3 course, as well as continuing with developing your maths and English. We also offer apprenticeships across the equine industry, so if you want to earn while you learn, then you can consider that option.

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# Horse # Equine # Equestrian # Horse Care

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