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Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720)

Kirkley Hall Campus
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City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) in Equine Management

Start Date:
10 September

Who is the course for?

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management (720) progresses the work completed in your Level 3 Advanced technical Certificate. It is a qualification aimed at providing individuals with a range of practical skills and knowledge aimed at preparing you for employment or progression into further training within the equine industry

Do I need any formal qualifications?

The recommended entry requirements are a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above (which would ideally include Maths and English), or equivalent GNVQ/BTEC qualifications. Direct entry (2 yr course) can also be gained through achieving a relevant National Certificate, this could be the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care, or Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care, however other land- based qualifications would be considered on individual merit. Mature students would be considered on previous practical experience within an equine environment. Progression route (1 year) is from the Level 3 advanced technical Certificate

What will I study on the course?

You will need to successfully complete year 1 modules (see Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine management) Plus Theory exam, Biological systems of the horse exam, synoptic assessment and contribute to managing an equine event.. To gain the qualification you also need to complete 2 optional units.

Mandatory units include year 1 module plus;

- Biological systems of the horse

- Prepare horse for presentation

- Working and training horses from the ground

- Equine feeding and nutrition

- The principles of equitation

- Contribute to managing an event

Optional units include

- Exercising horses

- Riding horses on the flat

- Riding horses over fences

- Introduction to Equestrian coaching

- Business management

The work experience module will provide you with first-hand experience of working in a competition yard, racing school, riding school or other related equine business. To prepare you for work experience you will undertake practical duties on the college yard at Kirkley, this will be organised on a rota basis. Work experience when possible will be organised around your future career choices, or if still undecided will offer an opportunity to sample a variety of working environments which should help with your progression into employment or further equine training. For all modules you will study both practical and theoretical elements, learning how to do things and why you need to do and know certain things.

The course runs full-time over either one or two years depending on entry qualification. The Advanced Techncial (720) Diploma is part of a larger suite of Equine Management qualifications, and is broadly equivalent to two A Levels. This qualification has been developed in conjunction with industry, and to ensure it equips the learner with the right work skills it is delivered both practically and theoretically. It includes visits to industry and education trips with employability as a strong focus.

Progress is assessed by a range of methods which include practical assessments, observations, written assignments and tests. 1:1 progress reviews ensure that students remain motivated and continue to work to their full potential

Throughout this course of study there is also the opportunity to gain other qualifications which will help you gain employment or prepare you for further training and qualifications. These opportunities include studying for BHS exams including Stages 1, 2, 3, Riding and Road Safety, Stafe 2 Teach. There is also the opportunity to take UKCC (Coaching Certificates) and complimentary qualifications such as employability, and first aid.

Training for any extra qualification is provided however there may be costs attached for many additional qualifications in the form of membership fees and exam entry fees

City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (720) in Equine Management

The Diploma has been developed to equip learners to go directly into employment or progress to further training.

You might progress into work such as:

- Assistant Manager (competition yards)

- Assistant Manager (Riding School)

- Competition Groom

- Equine Nutritionist

- assistant Stud Manager

Junior instructor

Alternatively you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management which allows you to combine working in industry and attending college one day per week.

The Diploma also gives you points for entry into Higher education and a range of programmes such as an Equine Studies Foundation Degree, a BSc (Hons) in Equine Studies or a BSc (Hons) in Sports Psychology.

This qualification carries 32 -112 UCAS Points (depending on the grade achieved),

Further information can be found on the city and guilds website: http://www.cityandguilds.com

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

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Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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