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.
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. 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:
The course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including written tests, projects and practicals. All coursework will be compiled to build a portfolio.
You will need to have correctly fitted hats, gloves and riding footwear - all up to current safety standardsl. Body protectors are advisable. You also need writing materials. This can all be discussed at interview.
Upon completion of the qualification and depending on the grades achieved, learners may wish to progress on 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."