Course: City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate in Equine Management

Department: Equine

Type: 16+

Duration: One year

The Course

This course provides core training for anyone wishing to develop an active career that includes riding, teaching equine science and therapy. Students gain practical applied experience for all units, including riding, teaching and caring for horses, science behind rehabilitation and performance.

You will have the opportunity to tailor units to your particular area of interest. Students are also encouraged to take British Horse Society (BHS) exams and Young Equestrian Leaders Awards (YELA) alongside the main course (subject to fees). 

What You Study

  • Principles of health and safety
  • Undertaking and reviewing work-related experience in the land-based Industries
  • Undertaking stable yard operations
  • Equine health
  • Horse tack and equipment
  • Biological systems of horses
  • Equine feeding and nutrition
  • Horse behaviour and welfare
  • Riding horses to exercise (optional)
  • English and Maths, as required.

How To Apply

Application is via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 4, including Maths, English and Science, preferably biology, or a relevant Level 2 / First Diploma. You will also require relevant practical experience.

For the riding option, you must also demonstrate a suitable level of riding. We also have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone.

Ria Hammond

City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate in Equine Management

Having spent her career so far looking after people in the health sector, mature student Ria returned to education at Riseholme to retrain and purse her passion for helping animals.

She is combining her studies with her current job as a hospital nurse, so that she can eventually launch a new career as a vet nurse, working with horses.