Access to Higher Education courses are designed to prepare students aged 19+ for a Foundation Degree programme. This course is for students with a passion for working with horses and develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to progress into higher education.
It allows students to carefully select specialist modules based on individual passion, to fully tailor their study programmes to suit their future progression or career aims.
- Horse care
- Land-based skills
- Study skills
- Research project
- Specialist Equine units.
On completion of this course students can progress to one of the Equine Foundation Degrees at the college.
Work in a wide range of exciting and diverse careers working with horses, including in stables and yards, at racetracks, shows, riding schools, in breeding and horse therapy and many more.
Advanced Learner Loans are available to help students cover the tuition fees for this course. Visit our Further Education Financial Support page for more information.
Please note, if you are applying for your first Level 3 course (including Access to Higher Education) and you are aged between 19 and 23, then your course is free, so you don’t need a loan!
Students should be able to demonstrate sufficient literacy and numeracy skills to cope with the requirements of the course, including the written components. Life experience will be taken into account for all applicants.
BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care
Lisa has always been around horses and is passionate about helping neglected animals.
Q: What do you like about Riseholme College?
A: Everyone is treated equally and like an adult. I have met so many new people who have become lifelong friends.
Q: What is the best thing about your course?
A: The best thing has been riding a variety of horses and getting more confident with jumping. The yard staff are all very friendly and are always approachable.
Q: What are your hopes for the future?
A: In the future I would like to work with troubled horses that have been neglected and abused.