BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care:

This introductory course equivalent to GCSE Level is designed for students to give the skill and knowledge needed to work in the horse industry. Routine duties on the yard at the college will give students a taste of what it is like working with horses on a full-time basis. Students will also be involved in yard work, guided practicals, classroom teaching and work experience and also encouraged to develop their riding skills, learning how to exercise and school horses on the flat, over fences and on the road. Work Experience such as: Routine duties on a rota basis are an essential part of the programme. This will involve working on the equine unit carrying out practical duties. The course contents includes: Horse nutrition, Horse handling and exercise, Horse care, Industry experience and Introduction to Biology.

Qualifications Gained

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care
  • Plumpton College Certificate in Horse Care
  • Additional support towards gaining British Horse Society exams
  • Riding and Road Safety
  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths

Finally, students may progress to one of the following: BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management, BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management, Employment in the Equine industry and Work Based Diploma Level 2/3.

Additional entry requirements

Students will normally be at least 16 years old on entry and have at least one of the following: 2 GCSE passes at grade A-D, having completed core GCSE studies; An Entry Vocational Studies Certificate; NPTC Level 1 Diploma in Land-based studies - Horse Care; Appropriate experience will also be considered. Mature applicants who do not possess any of the above qualifications will be considered individually.

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Course info
Start Date: Mon 09th September 2019
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Lewes, BN7 3AE


1 year


Full time


First Certificate/Diploma


Beginner IntermediateAdvanced

This course might be free

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