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.
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.
Q: What do you like about Bishop Burton College?
A: All the staff and pupils are really helpful and friendly. I also like it that there is a variety of horses available to ride and handle at the College.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The best thing about the course is that we get lots of hands-on working with all the horses and get to learn all about them.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: I am going to progress onto the Level 3 course at the College and then hope to have a career as an instructor.