BHS Stage 2 Training Course - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This programme is aimed at people who want to take their BHS Stage 2 exam. The course provides you with the necessary training and preparation to achieve the exam based qualification. The exam is not offered at the Cannington Centre. Please note the maximum rider weight limit is 14 stone (182lbs).

The BHS Stage 2 course will provide you with competencies to apply general principles for the management of horses’ health and wellbeing. The Horse Knowledge and Care section builds on the knowledge acquired at Stage One as well as including skills and knowledge required for the work environment. This includes: plaiting, trimming, clipping, wound care, worming, grassland management, fittening and lungeing. The riding is split into two sections; flat and jumping (2’6ft/76cm).

The course will be delivered at the College’s fully equipped Equestrian Centre. Students will have access to a range of horses that are suitable for all abilities for the practical and riding elements. Teaching will be done by our BHS qualified instructors.

Assessment Methods

Your progress will be tracked throughout the course and feedback given. We do not offer any formal qualification. For those wishing to access a qualification, you can undertake the BHS Stage 2 exam at any BHS approved exam centre.

Progression Options

Once you have successfully completed the BHS Stage 2 exam you can progress on to the Stage 3 training.

Course Summary

Course Title BHS Stage 2 Training Course
Entry Requirements

You will need to undertake a riding assessment at the start of the programme and should be able to walk, trot & canter confidently with & without stirrups and jump a small course of fences. You will also need to have riding boots, an up to date riding hat, jodhpurs and a Level 3 back protector. As this course is for training only, you do not need to have the BHS Stage 1 qualification to partake but you will need to complete this course if you wish to take your BHS Stage 2 exam.

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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