This course provides core training for anyone wishing to develop an active career that includes riding, teaching equine science and therapy, for example. 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).
- Equine health
- Equine nutrition
- Equine behaviour and welfare
- Horse tack, equipment and rugs
- Riding and exercising horses
- Competition grooming
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year, full-time. Normally in college three days a week and one day in work placement.
Following the completion of this course, students will be eligible to progress to study at degree-level.
Possible career paths include working as a competition rider, instructor, stud yard assistant, sales representative, lecturer or groom.
Assessments for the above units will include a variety of techniques, including class tests, exams, written assessments and practical assessments.
The course can be achieved to a pass, merit, distinction or distinction * grade.
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You will require relevant practical experience, including being able to demonstrate a suitable level of riding. We also have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone.
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.