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Equine (Horse Care)

  • 1 Year | Full Time
  • Suffolk Rural
  • Level 2 | Vocational

Course overview

Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on campus and a 5th day in work placement.

Full-time students follow a Study Programme.

This new Technical qualification from City and Guilds is for students who are interested in studying both theory and practical aspects. This course has been designed by employers to deliver the most up-to-date and relevant technical skills, which combine both theory and practical aspects.

To achieve this Level 2, you will be required to complete an external assessment. You will also be assessed using a range of practical demonstrations and written assignments. As part of your Study programme, you must also complete 150 hours of work experience alongside attendance at college to achieve this qualification. Typical placements may include Livery yards, Studs and competition yards.

If you would like to consider the riding pathway for this equine qualification you will need some prior experience, to support you with the standard required. Please visit this link for more information:

Please note: Suffolk New College does not expect you to have passed any BHS exams prior to coming here; this is just a guide to the riding level required for entry.

Course highlights

  • Animal health and welfare
  • The principles of feeding and watering horses
  • Undertake routine stable duties
  • Work experience in an equine related business
  • Additional topics
  • Riding horses on the flat
  • The principles of animal biology
  • Horse tack and clothing

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