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Extended Certificate in Horse Care Level 2

Kirkley Hall Campus
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City and Guilds Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horse Care.

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Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone who would like an introduction to the career opportunities available in the land based sector, particularly in horse care.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

You will need to have a standard of general education and competence, sufficient to benefit from and succeed on the course. Assessment of suitability is likely to be based on GCSE grades (minimum of 2 GCSEs at grade D). Students who wish to pursue the riding option will also need to take a riding assessment as part of the interview process. Mature students will be considered on their experience and skills.

What will I study on the course?

You will study horse biology, horse behaviour, riding on the flat, horse handling, feeding and watering, industrial experience, grooming and plaiting and trimming.

The course runs for three days per week. Students will also be required to attend duties as part of their course.

Your progress will be assessed by written assignments and continuous and formal assessment of practical work.

You will also study Functional Skills and or GCSE Maths and English This will depend on your previous achievements and be based also on an initial assessment at the start of your course.

City and Guilds Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horse Care.

After completing the course you could progress into employment or onto a Level 2 Technical Qualification.

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.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

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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