Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 2 Full-Time Kirkley Hall Campus Full-time Vocational

What’s it all about?

The course includes health and safety, equine health, feeding and watering, tack and equipment, riding. You will undertake real work experience both at the college yard and in an external placement.

4x GCSE's at grade 3 or above. Ideally a grade 4 in either English or maths.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire There may be some additional costs in year such as trips or equipment. You will be expected to have appropriate riding and yard clothing to undertake the course. You will need classroom equipment including folder, paper and pens so that you can take notes when in class.

The course includes both theory (classroom) and practical sessions. The course is assessed with a multi choice exam and a synoptic assessment which assesses both your practical an theoretical skills.

If you are aged 16-18 you will also study maths and english (unless you have already achieved a grade 4 in these subjects). These lessons are interspersed throughout your time table.

You are expected to undertake a minimum of 150 hours of work experience which will generally be in an external placement. There is the opportunity of more significant work experience and your tutor will advise you of this at the start of your course. This can lead to an apprenticeship or full time employment and can offer additional financial support for transport and food.

The equine department has an extensive range of industry links. We would try and link each student to a placement which can enhance both CV and employment chances which are linked to individual career plans. You tutor will advise on placements at the start of your course.

You will be at college 4 days per week and expected to work in industry for a minimum of 1 day per week. There will be homework and course work to complete in your own time.

This course will prepare you for work in the equine industry or for progression to level 3.

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