Level 1 in Work-Based Horse Care
Duration: One year
What You Study
- Maintaining health and safety in the workplace
- Principles of maintaining good working relations with others
- Principles of feeding and watering horses
- How to groom and wash horses
- Principles of and assisting with cleaning the stables and yard
- Principles of and assisting with putting on and taking off tack and rugs
- Principles of and assisting with cleaning tack and horse clothing
- Principles of and assisting with leading and controlling a horse for inspection under direction
- Principles of and assisting with catching and moving horses
- Principles of and riding under supervision in enclosed spaces
- English and Maths, as required
Please note, the units studied may vary depending on the options chosen. Riding and non-riding options are available.
No formal qualifications are required.
Regular practical equine experience is essential. For the riding option, you must also demonstrate a suitable level of riding. We also have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone.
One year full-time, normally in college three days a week.
How You’re Assessed
Assessment includes a variety of techniques, including class tests, portfolio-based and practical assessments.
GCSE / Functional Skills exams in Maths and English will be compulsory if these have not been achieved at grade 4 when you start the course.
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.
For your course, you will need:
- Folder with dividers to organise your work and assignments
- Stationery including notepad for use in class, pens and pencils
- Riding hat and hairnets. Hats must be at current British Standards with logo (PASO15, VG1, ASTM F1163 or SNELL 2001) Hats solely with BSEN 1384 will not be accepted
- Dark coloured jodhpurs
- Dark coloured gloves
- Dark coloured waterproof coat / gilet
- College-branded polo shirts and sweatshirts
- Yard boots or wellington boots (NB: Boots are not permitted within the classroom, so a change of footwear is required)
If you are planning to take riding on the flat as unit options, you will also need the following:
- Dark coloured riding gloves
- Long riding boots or short boots with gaiters (leather)
- Schooling whip
How To Apply
Application is via our online application form or by the Common Application Process (CAP).