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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care Course is designed to provide students with the skills and a vocational qualification so they can work within the equine industry. The course is offered as a riding and a non-riding course.

The Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care is suitable for those who have achieved Level 1 in Horse Care or have relevant industry experience.



Level 2 Technical Certificate in Horse Care

Work will be assessed using a variety of written assignments, practical assessments and formal, externally marked exams.

  • Programme runs from September to July
  • Full time, minimum 17 ½ hours per week
  • Riding and non riding option
  • Progression onto Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management

Course Units

Mandatory Units

  • Health and safety for the land-based industries
  • Working in the equine industry
  • Equine health and welfare
  • Horse tack and equipment
  • Undertake routine stable duties
  • The principles of feeding and watering horses
  • Horse handling and grooming
  • Introduction to lunging horses
  • 150 hours work experience

Optional Units

  • Equine anatomy and physiology
  •  Horse behaviour
  • Riding horses on the flat
  • Riding horses for exercise
  • Keeping horses at grass
  • Assisting with the transportation of horses
  • Assisting with the care of competition horses
  • Land and environmental business
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Consists Of

  • Horse Care and riding
  • Personal and professional development 

Entry Requirements

  • For those age 16+
  • For riding option, applicants must be able to ride at walk, trot and canter safely, with some previous horse care experience required
  • A maximum weight limit of 13 stone for riders
  • GCSE at 4 or above in Maths and English or Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English
  • Candidates must have a keen interest in horse care and would be expected to complete a skills test to demonstrate they are working at level 1 standards

Additional Qualifications

  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

How To Register

01302 861000

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