Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management - Writtle University College

Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management

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About the Course

This qualification is for you if you want to work with horses. It provides you with a range of specialist technical and practical knowledge which will equip you to seek employment or further learning and training within the equine industry.

Entry Requirements

The following information provides students with the entry requirements for this particular course.
  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 or Grade A* to C
  • Must include English, Maths and Science
  • 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:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Work Placements

Students are required to complete one week at an approved and agreed external equine work placement.

Method of Assessment

Three externally-marked tests, one externally-moderated synoptic assignment and a portfolio of evidence for work experience plus internally-marked assignments and practicals.

After Completion of Your Course...

You could progress onto a higher level qualification such as the second year of the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management or apply for a position such as a competition groom, racing work rider or administrator in a feed or tack company.

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - Two year

You will need...

You will need a riding ability that is close to British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 standard and some experience of working with horses.

Please note: Writtle University College does not expect you to have passed any BHS exams prior to coming here; this is just a guide to the level required for entry. Full details of this can be found at www.bhs.org.uk

Due to the nature of the horses at the College, you should weigh no more than 13 stone; non-riding options are available.




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