Equine Management Extended Diploma Level 3 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This course covers a range of topics which are supported by visits and guest speakers from the industry. Over the two years you study a range of practical and classroom based units as well as non-riding pathways.

Units may include:

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Working in the equine industry
  • Competition grooming
  • Horse biology and health
  • Business management
  • Equine feeding and nutrition
  • Stable and yard management
  • Riding on the flat and over fences
  • Horse behaviour, welfare and stud practices
  • Horse fitness and training
  • Horse rehabilitation and therapy
  • Horse tack and equipment
  • Prepare horses for presentation
  • Working horses from the ground
  • Equestrian coaching
  • Event management

In your first year you will also complete 150 hours work experience within an equine-based setting, and another 150 hours in your second year.

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed through a variety of methods including externally set and marked tests, assignments, portfolio development, practical/riding assessments and presentations.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the course you could progress to a Foundation Degree or BSc (Hons) in Equine Science/Management. Alternatively, you could find employment at a supervisory level in riding schools, competition, livery and racing yards or complete British Horse Society stages.

Course Summary

Course Title Equine Management Extended Diploma Level 3
Entry Requirements

You need five GCSEs in the 9 to 4 range including maths, English and
science, or an appropriate Level 2 qualification at Merit grade. Entry will also
be subject to a successful interview and riding assessment. You need to be
competent riding on the flat and over small fences.

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It’s a very hands-on course and you work with a variety to animals. All the staff are really helpful and the practical aspect of the qualification reinforces what we learn about welfare, housing, laws, animal care and training.

Niall Sweeney

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