Equine (Horse Care) (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

Equine (Horse Care) (Level 2) - Suffolk Rural (Otley)

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


Course Information

  • Start Date: Sep, 2022
  • Attendance: Full-time
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course Code: 152926
  • Entry Requirements

    4 GCSEs at Grades 1-3 (D-G) including English & Science at 3/D, or

    a Level 1 qualification, normally Merit profile, plus 2 GCSEs Grade 3-1 (including English & Science at 3/D) or Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 1.

    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 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.

    All students who have not achieved a grade 4 or above in GCSE English and/or maths will need to study these subjects alongside their chosen qualification.

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    Course Highlights

    • Animal health and welfare
    • The principles of feeding and watering horses
    • Undertake routine stable duties
    • Work experience in an equine related business.
    • Students will also study additional optional topics, including:
    • Riding horses on the flat
    • The principles of animal biology
    • Horse tack and clothing

    Next Steps

    Upon successful completion at Merit, you can progress to Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management. The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care may also lead to the following employment opportunities:

    • Assistant groom
    • Assistant yard worker
    • Trekking assistant
    • Assistant stud worker/hand

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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.