Horse Care Work-based Diploma Level 1 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

If you wish to study horse care in the work place rather than attending a full-time college course, then this is the perfect course. The programme is based at one of our approved training centres across the South West and dates may vary. It is a practical course and you learn in an industry-based commercial environmentto see the relevance of the topics within you own workplace.

You study a range of topics to enable you to work effectively and safely with horses.

Topics mayinclude:

  • Maintaining horse health
  • Stable management
  • Feeding
  • Grooming
  • Tacking up
  • Horse clothing and equipment
  • Health andsafety
  • Developing effective working relationships

You may also be given the opportunity to complete ridden units.

Assessment Methods

There are no exams at the end of the programme. All assessment is either coursework and practical activities. The programme allows you to work at your own pace within a commercial environment.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the Level 1, you could enter the industry or progress to the Level 2 course. Alternatively you could apply to start a full-time horse management programme at Bridgwater & Taunton College.

Course Summary

Course Title Horse Care Work-based Diploma Level 1
Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required, however you need to demonstrate an
enthusiasm to achieve within the industry and knowledge of why you want to work
with horses.

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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.

Mary Lockyer- Level 3 Extended Diploma in Equine Management

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