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You need English and maths skills to get on in life. They will support your studies at the College, help with everyday tasks and pave the way to future career success.
If you don’t already have a grade C or above in GCSE English and Maths – or equivalent qualifications – you will continue studying these subjects as part of your course at Derby College.
We’ll support you all the way: working with you on the right programme of development throughout your time with us.
When you’ve completed your course, why not broaden your horizons further still at Derby College? Additional qualifications in subjects such as Animal Care, Agriculture and Conservation are exciting choices. Or check out our courses in Business, Enterprise and Management if you would like to set up a venture of your own.
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.
£10,000 per year starting salary
Looking after horses’ everyday needs
Trainee riding instructor
£12,000-£17,000 per year
Leading groups of all ages, abilities and experience
£20,000 per year.
Running a livery stable
£30,000+ per year
A regulated profession making and fitting horse shoes
Courses in this area are run at our Broomfield Hall campus. About Broomfield Hall »
Sector skills council for the land-based and environmental sectors
For information on a range of British Horse Society courses
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