Delivered over two years, in Years 10 and 11, this course provides a foundation of knowledge, skills and work experience to help you gain employment within the equine industry or to progress to the next level of study.
This Level 2 course will give you practical and theoretical skills to enable you to work with horses or progress to other academic courses.
You should have a strong interest in caring for horses. You need a basic level of literacy and numeracy skills and the capability to organise the written information for your portfolio. For ridden elements of the course, you should be able to walk, trot and canter independent of the rein. This can be discussed at your interview.
To ensure the welfare of our horses, we operate a personal weight restriction of no more than 13 stone (82.5kg).
The course will cover:
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The course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including written tests, projects and practicals. All coursework will be completed to build a portfolio.
You will be required to supply your own:
Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, learners may wish to progress to further study, such as:
Further study can lead to a variety of careers within the equine industry, including groom, farrier, trainee riding instructor and yard manager.
A former Derby College student is now supervisor at the horse yard where she first honed her equine management skills. Lauren Morley, 26, attended Broomfield College as a teenager and now also lecturers a new generation of students. Lauren now hopes to use her skills in the future to set up her own show jumping yard. Her career is underpinned by her two year BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management (level 3).
"The course gave me a good understanding of yard management and equine health and there was always support available if you needed it. It was also very practical, which I liked."