Course: NPTC Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Horse Care

Department: Equine

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This is a practical programme with an emphasis on working with horses to allow you to gain the skills required to work in the equine industry. As part of the course, you will also develop your basic knowledge and understanding of horse care and what it entails.

What You Study

  • Maintaining health and safety in the workplace
  • Principles of maintaining good working relations with others
  • Principles of feeding and watering horses 
  • Know how to groom and wash horses
  • Principles of cleaning the stables and yard
  • Assist with cleaning stables and yards
  • Principles of and assisting with putting on and taking off tack and rugs
  • Principles of and assisting with cleaning tack and horse clothing
  • Principles of and assisting with leading assisting and controlling a horse for inspection under direction
  • Principles of and assisting with catching and moving horses
  • Principles of and riding under supervision in enclosed spaces
  • 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 via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

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Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Regular practical equine experience is essential.  

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

Georgia Pearson

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.”

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