This course provides core training for anyone wishing to develop an active career that includes riding, teaching equine science and therapy, for example. Students gain practical applied experience for all units, including riding, teaching and caring for horses, science behind rehabilitation and performance.
You will have the opportunity to tailor units to your particular area of interest. Students are also encouraged to take British Horse Society (BHS) exams and Young Equestrian Leaders Awards (YELA) alongside the main course (subject to fees).
- Equine health
- Equine nutrition
- Equine behaviour and welfare
- Horse tack, equipment and rugs
- Riding and exercising horses
- Competition grooming
- Work experience and employability skills.
One year, full-time.
Following the completion of this course, students will be eligible to progress to study at degree-level.
Possible career paths include working as a competition rider, instructor, stud yard assistant, sales representative, lecturer or groom.
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Students should complete the City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate in Equine Management before commencing this course.
You will require relevant practical experience, including being able to demonstrate a suitable level of riding. We also have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone.
City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate in Equine Management
“There is so much you can learn about the industry here and it equips you for whatever you want to do working with horses.”
Georgia has enjoyed her time at Bishop Burton so much after starting in January that she aims to return one day as an Equine lecturer herself.
She joined as a late starter at the turn of the year because she felt she was not fulfilling her potential with the A-Levels she was studying at another college.
She says it has proven to be an inspired decision.
“I was at a college near to where I live and I wasn’t getting on very well with the A-Levels I had chosen,” said Georgia.
“I’ve always loved horses since I was young so I decided to come to Bishop Burton.
“Everyone was really welcoming and I found I fitted in here really well. There is so much you can learn about the industry here and it equips you for whatever you want to do working with horses.
“The facilities are really good and the tutors are all so supportive. I’m now hoping to come back here as a lecturer in the future.”