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

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

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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 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 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.

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Study Mode - Full-time
Course Length - Two years

You will need...

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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