This is a practical programme with an emphasis on working with horses to allow you to gain the skills required to work in the equine industry. As part of the course, you will also develop your basic knowledge and understanding of horse care and what it entails. This is a non-riding course.
- Feeding and watering horses
- Grooming and washing
- Stable duties
- Putting on, taking off and cleaning tack and clothing
- Lead and control horses for inspection
- Catching and moving horses
- Work experience and employability skills
- English and Maths, as required.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
Students can progress to the Level 2 Diploma at the college.
The course provides you with opportunities to seek a junior position in industry, including grooms and yard workers. More senior positions can then be pursued.
There are no formal entry requirements, though a genuine interest in the subject is essential.
City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma 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.
Ria says she has benefitted from the supportive but challenging nature of the College, which is helping her achieve her aim.
“I’m a nurse working in a hospital but I wanted to retrain so that I can work as a vet nurse with horses,” she said. “I’ve always been around horses and loved horses, so I’m looking to change from humans to animals!
“I’d heard good things about the College after a couple of friends who came here recommended it to me. The teachers here are really good and I haven’t had any problems fitting in with the rest of the group, right from the start.
“It has been really enjoyable and I’ve enjoyed all the practical side of the course, in particular. It is a brilliant College – a really lovely place to be.”