This course provides in-depth knowledge, skills and work experience to help you gain employment within the equine industry or to progress to the next level in your career. You will be taught theory and practice in a range of topics relating to the industry of riding and caring for horses.
To progress to Year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a Merit grade or above during your first year.
The course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including written tests, projects and practicals. All this work will be compiled together to build a portfolio.
Correctly fitted hats which meet current safety standards, gloves, riding footwear and body protectors are essential. You will also be required to supply your own stationery.
The course can lead to a foundation or honours degree within higher education, an apprenticeship at Level 2 or 3, or directly to employment.
Some examples of the many job roles available include assistant manager at a large equestrian yard, a sole charge manager at a small private yard, competition groom, instructor, horse physiotherapist, horse behaviourist, event organiser, veterinary nurse, horse welfare specialist, farrier and horse dentist.
Melissa Shanker had always wanted to work with horses. Riding since she was nine years old, she even took part-time jobs at stables while she was at school. So studying Horse Management – together with various BHS qualifications – at Derby College was the ideal route to her dream career. After leaving College, Melissa always managed to find work with horses. She is now based at Pool House Equine Clinic in Lichfield where she has become their first-ever trainee veterinary nurse. She assists the vets with daily appointments and emergencies, helps with surgical procedures and is learning about how the laboratory is run.
Taking the course at Broomfield Hall gave me the qualifications I needed to pursue my chosen career as an equine veterinary nurse. It helped me develop
specific horse care knowledge which I wouldn’t have gained just through working at riding stables.