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.
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."