This introductory course equivalent to GCSE Level is designed to give you the skill and knowledge needed to work in the horse industry. You’ll get a great introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to work with horses including routine duties on a rota basis. 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. You’ll enjoy the mix of guided practicals and classroom teaching throughout your course. Plus you’ll have time to improve your riding skills at our excellent equine centre facilities on-site here at Plumpton. 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. Work experience is carried out throughout the year. All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 50-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer. Our mission is to pair students with their ideal employer and to support them continuously during the placement.
Following satisfactory completion of the programme, students may progress to one of the following:
You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:
Students need to have achieved 2 GCSEs between Grades 9-3 (previous grades structure A-D). Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English and Maths at GCSE. Portfolio of evidence to show potential working towards a Level 2 with English, Maths and Science at GCSE. Mature students without the above requirements will be considered.
Lewes, BN7 3AE
This course might be free
Duration: 2 years
Other regulated/accredited qualification
Duration: 1 year
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