BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care :: Bishop Burton College

Course: BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Department: Equine

Type: 16+

Duration: 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.

What You Study

  • 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 
  • Introduction to riding horses over fences
  • Understand the principles of horse biology
  • English and Maths, as required.

Please note, the units studied may vary depending on the options chosen. Riding and non-riding options are available.

How To Apply

Application is through our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or above. These must include grade 1 in Maths, English and Science. Equivalent qualifications may also be considered.

For the riding option, you must demonstrate a suitable level of riding. We also have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone.

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.