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.
- Introduction to business
- Higher education study skills
- Organisations, people and products
- Land-based skills
- Introduction to science
- Science of life
- Research project
- Specialist Equine modules covering equine science and welfare, management and behaviour.
One year, usually three days per week in college.
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.
Lever arch file, dividers and hole punched lined paper, pencil case, pens and pencils. A laptop is desirable but not essential. USBs are not permitted. All work is stored using Microsoft OneDrive, free for Riseholme students.
- Dark coloured clothing, jodhpurs, waterproof coat (polo shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies can be purchased via our online shop)
- Yard boots or wellies.
- Grooming kit in a drawstring bag, hoof pick, dandy brush, rubber curry comb, body brush, mane and tail spray and shampoo
- Hat to current BETA standards
- Hairnet, dark coloured gloves and dark hat silk
- Laboratory coat.
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!
GCSEs in Maths, English and Science at grade 4 or above or equivalent qualifications, as well as relevant industry experience.
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.