Equine (Horse Care) (Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Equine (Horse Care) (Level 3) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Subject Area: Equine Studies (Horse Care) Suffolk Rural (Otley)


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Course Code: 153004
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grades 9-4 (A-C) including English, maths and science.

    Course Overview

    This course is based at our Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus.

    This is a one academic year programme, starting in September. Attendance to all aspects of the study programme is required, typically 3-4 days per week on-campus plus an additional day in work placement.

    This course is a technical qualification from City and Guilds which has been designed by employers to deliver the most up-to-date and relevant skills which combine both theory and practical aspects of horse care.

    You will follow a study programme of theory and practical aspects, including Health and Wellbeing, Husbandry and Handling, Nutrition and Feeding, Horse Behaviours, and Welfare.

    To achieve this Level 3, you will be required to complete a total of two external assessments in Year 1. 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.

    On successful completion of this course, you can progress to a second year in order to achieve an Advanced Technical Extended Diploma.

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    Course Highlights

    • Health and wellbeing, husbandry and handling
    • Nutrition and feeding
    • Horse behaviours and welfare

    You may also study additional optional topics, including:

    • Prepare horses for presentation
    • Biological systems of horses
    • The principles of competition grooming
    • Exercising horses

    Next Steps

    The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate, Diploma and Extended Diplomas in Equine Management could lead to the following employment opportunities:

    • Stable yard worker
    • Exercising assistant
    • Competition groom
    • Event supervisor
    • Retail saddlery assistant
    • Apprentice saddle fitter
    • Country store retail assistant
    • Yard office Manager
    • Stud Supervisor
    • Freelance groom/rider

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    Tuition Costs

    No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2022.

    For all students aged 19+ please contact Student Support.

    For details regarding fee remission, please visit our Tuition Fees page.