Doncaster Equine College (DEC) offers Level 1, 2 & 3 Horse Care and Horse Management for anyone aged 16 or over. Opened in September of 2017, DEC based at the National Horseracing College, within the grounds of Rossington Hall, Doncaster.
The NHC will use this targeted Government funding to support learners on it’s residential Foundation Course studying racehorse care and on DEC programmes studying horse care. Individualised support will be delivered to learners by staff on a 1:1 basis in the form of additional Maths and English sessions, tutorials, interventions and assistance to individuals during group sessions.
Leaners supported by this fund will be the college’s most vulnerable and/or disadvantaged. They will be identified on the basis of their Maths and English initial assessments, prior GCSE achievement, starting point questionnaires, special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) status or those with an educational health care plan (EHCP).
Our courses are suitable for those with no academic qualifications or experience with horses through to experienced riders. The daily course content will include hands-on horse care and riding, which is optional.
There are many different career options for those who are interested in working with horses following completion of the DEC courses. You may want to progress into the next suitable DEC course for you, or look at various equine careers available. Completion of the course can lead to various possibilities for those seeking an equine career at different levels, in a number of different disciplines such as: Dressage, Eventing, Polo, Hunting, Showing and Show Jumping.
Doncaster Equine College is sister college to the National Horseracing College, which provides a responsive centre of training excellence within the North, identifying, encouraging and nurturing talent, particularly within young people.