Course Overview

This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to study horse care in the work place rather than attending a full-time College course.The programme will be based in one of ourapproved training centres, learning in an industry based commercial environment.

This course will run at one of our approved training centres across the South West and dates will vary.

Learners will study a range of topics that will enable them to work effectively and safely with horses.

The topics studied will include maintaining horse health, stable management, grassland management, nutrition, health and safety, transportation and developing effective working relationships. Some students may also be given the opportunity to complete ridden units. The programme will be based in one of our approved training centres so learners will be learning in an industry based commercial environment.

This is a practical horse-based course which will allow work experience in the equine industry whilst training.

There are no exams at the end of the programme, all assessment is either course work or practically based. The programme allows learners to work at their own pace within a commercial environment. It is a practical course and so learners can see the relevance of the topics within their own workplace.

Assessment Methods

Completion of coursework and practical assessments whilst working on the yard.

Progression Options

Students who successfully attained Level 2 can enter the industry or progress on to the Level 3 programme.

Alternatively learners could apply to progress on to a full-time horse management programme at Bridgwater College.

Course Summary

Course Title Horse Care Work Placed Diploma Level 2
Entry Requirements

The Level 1 Work Based Diploma in Horse Care or BHS Stage 1 certificate.
Entry is also subject to a successful interview at a Bridgwater College approved
training centre.

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge of why they want to
work with horses and the enthusiasm to achieve within the

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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

Myles Fisher

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