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This course is designed to give you the basic knowledge of horse care whilst developing and practising skills that could be used within employment in the equine sector. The course combines practical activity with classroom sessions, alongside a range of industry visits and guest speakers. You will also undertake regular stable and yard duties at the Colleges well equipped Equestrian Centre.
You will study a range of topics including:
Assessment is through a combination of methods including externally set and marked tests, a synoptic assessment, assignments, portfolio development, practical and riding assessments and presentations. Your learning is reinforced by 150 hours work experience within an equine-based placement.
On successful completion of the Level 2 Certificate and with appropriate GCSE English and maths grades you could progress to the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management. Alternatively, you could find employment at assistant level in a range of establishments including competition and racing yards, riding schools and livery.
|Course Title||Equine Care Technical Certificate Level 2|
You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 2 range including English and maths, or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Entry will also be subject to a successful interview and riding assessment. You need to be able to walk, trot and canter a horse safely.
Throughout the week we have classroom-based theory lessons like stud management, horse fitness and training, equestrian teaching and business. I also ride twice a week at College; I have a lesson improving my riding technique on the flat with Gold Medallist endurance rider Jane McGuiness, and a jumping lesson.
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