Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care - Writtle University College

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care

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About the Course

This course will enable you to develop your practical skills in riding or stud work, reinforced by the study of equine theory. This course is more practical and less academic than some of the other courses.

Areas of Study

Horse grooming, trimming and plaiting, horse tack and clothing, feeding and watering horses, introduction to lunging, horse handling, work-related experience, riding horses. This list is not exhaustive.

English and Maths skills will be developed throughout your course, which will help to improve your employability.

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
  • 4 GCSEs at Grade 9-3 or Grade A*-D
  • Minimum of Grade 3 GCSE or Grade D in English and Maths
  • 5 Days of work placement in an equine related establishment and a satisfactory reference from them
  • Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer
Please note:
Other Equine qualifications will be considered, such as Pony club qualifications C+ and above or British Horse Society Stage 1 qualification.

Work Placements

A minimum of 150 hours must be completed at a work placement within the horse industry. Our Industrial Liaison Officer will help you find a suitable placement and will visit you at your placement to monitor your progress. This is in addition to yard duties at the Equine Training and Development Centre and Lordships Stud, which ensure your training is standardised, meeting University College and awarding body criteria.

Method of Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways
  • practical assessments
  • worksheets
  • questions
  • projects
  • poster
  • written assignments
  • presentations and exams
As a guide, you should plan to undertake an additional four hours of study, outside of college study, per week in order to complete your assessment work.

After Completion of Your Course...

You can progress to the Level 3 Work-Based Diploma in Horse Care, depending on grades achieved and functional skills taken.

You will also be well-placed to find a job in the industry, which requires 'hands-on' practical skills.

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - One year




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