Course: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Department: Equine

Type: 16+

Duration: Six months / one year

The Course

This course has been developed for ambitious people wishing to pursue a career within the equine industry. The Level 2 Diploma provides students 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. This course allows for some flexibility in the units taken. Some units that may be taken dependent on the interest of the individual are below. 

The Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horse Care is also available to start in January 2019.

What You Study

  • Feeding and watering horses
  • Routine stable duties
  • Riding on the flat and over fences
  • Principles of horse biology
  • Horse grooming, trimming and plaiting
  • Lunging horses
  • Horse tack and clothing
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

The Level 2 Extended Certificate starting in January 2019 will cover:

Practical Horse Care, and a range of other modules which could include:

  • Feeding and watering
  • Fit and maintaining tack and equipment
  • Work experience
  • Maths and English as required.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications may also be considered. If the individual wants to do the riding units they will be asked to submit a video of their riding ability.

Alice Hill

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Alice works in a yard at weekends to gain more experience in the industry. She is also a member of a local pony club and competes in cross country, show jumping and dressage competitions.