Practical vs Theory
Are you ambitious and wishing to pursue a career within the equine industry? This course will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding in horse care and or riding through a mix of practical, classroom and work-based study.
It allows for some flexibility in the units taken so that you can tailor the course to your interests, including a riding and non-riding option. Check out what you will study below to see some of the modules you may take.
- To develop your knowledge and practical skills, ready for a career within the equine industry.
- Carry out and understand the principles of feeding and watering horses
- Undertake routine stable duties
- Undertake horse handling
- Fit and maintain horse tack and clothing
- Undertake work-related experience in the land-based industries
- Introduction to riding horses on the flat
- English and Maths, if not achieved at grade 4
You will need four GCSEs at grade 3 or above. You must have grade 2 or 3 in Maths, English and Science. Equivalent qualifications may also be considered.
For the riding option, you must also demonstrate a suitable level of riding. For riding, we have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone.
You will normally be in college three days a week. Weekend duties will also be timetabled, approximately one weekend day in each month.
- Sturdy footwear
- Riding hat (Snell or PAS015 standard)
- Dark coloured t-shirt, jumper, and coat
- Laboratory coat
- Core texts to support studies
- Small contributions (usually up to £25) to attend study visits on some modules