Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

About the Course

This qualification is for you if you want to work within the equine industry either hands-on with horses or within the wider allied equine service or business sector.

It provides you with a very wide range of specialist technical, practical and detailed knowledge and understanding which will equip you to seek a diverse range of employment opportunities, or to further learning and training within the equine industry.

Areas of Study

  • Equine health
  • Evaluating a range of horse equipment
  • Nutrition
  • Competition grooming
  • Riding
  • Equine biological systems
  • Equine behaviour

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.

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade 9-4 or A*-C
  • Must include English, Maths and Science
  • Satisfactory references from most recent School / College / Employer

Please note:
Alternative qualifications or experience will be considered on application.

Extensive Equine facilities

Our Equine Training and Development Centre situated on Cow Watering Lane offers extensive facilities to optimise the student experience

  • Around 70 Horses on campus
  • Equine Academy Centre
  • Three Indoor Riding Arenas (24m x 60m), (24m x 55m), (22m x 22m)
  • Oval Horse Walker
  • Mechanical Horse
  • Equine Water Treadmill
  • Therapy Barns
  • Outdoor Arena (20m x 60m)
  • Stabling for 92 horses
  • Semen collection area
  • Classrooms

Due to changes in the facility to benefit the student experience, from the 2022/2023 academic year we will no longer foal mares on campus; we will however retain youngstock and our pony stallions. Students interested in gaining specific foaling-related stud duties will be supported to gain experience with industry partners.

Our enhanced facility now has increased grazing for all horses allowing more students the opportunity to bring their own horses to university as well as additional space for events and commercial partnerships.

For more details please email the equine resource team,

Work Placements

Students are required to complete two weeks at an approved and agreed external equine work placement.

Method of Assessment

Assessment will take place through a three externally-marked tests, one externally-moderated synoptic assignment and a portfolio of evidence for work experience plus internally-marked assignments.

After Completion of Your Course...

You could progress onto a higher level qualification such as a Foundation or Honours degree in equine, animal science/management, conservation or agriculture or undertake an advanced apprenticeship programme. You could also apply for a position such as a competition groom, racing work rider or administrator in a feed or tack company.