This 12-week programme, running from September to December 2020, will enable you to build up your skillset for roles within the equine management sector. You will cover a range of topics and enhance both your theoretical knowledge and your practical skills.
The programme is aimed at those students who have secured a placement opportunity with a relevant employer, starting from January 2021, or for students aged 19+ aiming to gain further practical and theoretical knowledge and skills to support their future apprenticeship or employment applications.
The course will include attendance at Broomfield Hall, remote learning via the Microsoft Teams platform, and undertaking relevant work experience within a placement of your choice. The programme will offer you guidance on the industry, career routes and pathways, and a broad range of key discussion points to help you within your chosen career.
You will need to have obtained a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject or to have gained relevant industry experience prior to the start of the programme.
You will also be required to have obtained GCSE English/Maths at grade 2/D - or you should be willing to work towards this.
Relevant industry experience is advantageous.
You will cover a range of topics including but not limited to:
You will be assessed through written essays, professional discussions and practical observations.
You will be required to purchase the DCG uniform T-shirt/jumper.
If riding, you will be required to have the correct riding clothing (jodpurs, boots, hat, gloves) and a body protector.
You can progress into an apprenticeship, should you have secured a suitable employer, or other employment in the sector.
Former hotel manager Jo Wilkinson joined the hospitality sector after school and worked her way up to manager level. But by the age of 20, she realised that she hated the job, so she decided to look for something new. Since childhood, Jo had enjoyed working with, and being around horses.
An internet search found Derby College's Level 3 National Diploma in Horse Management. Still unsure of her future, Jo decided to enrol. Now, seven years after leaving the hotel, and a string of qualifications later, she is enjoying life as a lecturer...teaching a new generation of students at Broomfield Hall.
She was so impressed College staff with her studies and commitment that she has now found a new niche working with students. Jo was the first Distinction* student on the course. She began working at Broomfield as a weekend "yardie," did further work in the week and then became a supervisor. She said the Diploma exceeded her expectations, with the college also providing her with BHS industry qualifications.
She was encouraged to gain further BHS qualifications, including her Level 3 in Teaching and Education, which enables her to work in the classroom. Now Jo particularly enjoys practical work with her students with the horses in the yard, as well as researching new areas for the classroom. The small team means that "everybody knows everybody" and students get all the support they need.
You're not just a number here. And seeing the place develop from when I was a student to how it was now – over seven years –we've got so many more facilities.
It's a nice environment. Students are pushed to achieve more than a minimum qualification. They get proper training and all the staff are highly qualified.