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Qualification name Diploma in Horse Care
Qualification level 2
Awarding organisation City & Guilds of London Institute
Learning method Classroom based
Course hours Full-time
Course start date 9th September 2024
Cost £4,425.00
Attendance pattern Daytime

Discover the learning experience and opportunities you can expect from this course.

This course provides knowledge, skills and work experience to help you gain employment within the equine industry or to progress to the next level in your career.You will be taught in both a practical and theoretical environment relating to the industry of riding and caring for horses. This course is ideal for someone looking to improve upon their basic equine skills and knowledge and to open up employment opportunities within the equine sector. There are both riding and non-riding pathways.

Find out what qualifications and skills you will need for this course.

You need to be highly motivated and demonstrate a keen interest in the equine industry. Offers of a place on the course are dependent on your:Experience/work experience in the industryCareer progressionReferencesAttainment of any equine-related qualificationsAchievement of a minimum of two GCSEs at grade 3 in English and ScienceLevel 1 progressionFor the riding pathway, the minimum riding requirement is being able to walk, trot and canter confidently and in balance. Riders will be assessed at th

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The course will cover a selection of the following modules:Routine Stable DutiesFeeding and WateringHorse HandlingTack and EquipmentHealth and WelfareBiologyBehaviourHorse PresentationRiding HorsesWork Experience ModuleMandatory Yard DutiesRiding andNon-ridingRoutes

Understand how the course will be delivered.

You will be taught in both a practical and theoretical environment relating to the industry of caring for horses. All equine lessons are based at our equine centre at Broomfield Hall. We have a wide range of horses and facilities so that you can develop the skills and understanding required.

Find out what material you will need.

You will be required to supply your own:Correctly fitted and up to current safety standard riding hatCorrectly fitted and up to current safety standard riding footwearCorrectly fitted and up to current safety standard body protectorDerby College GroupuniformEntrance fees to various establishmentsWriting materialsYou will have the option to take part in additional qualifications with Derby College Group at your own expense such as trips, training, first aid, safeguarding and online courses.Long

Find out more about exams, assignments and assessments.

There is a City & Guilds portfolio of written assignments, practical assessments and short tests.

You will be able to enter the industry by working on a yard, within a stud, or perhaps in a business such as a store orfeed merchant, tack shop or anotherorganisation allied to the equine industry. As you will have gained industry-level skills and depth of knowledge over a wide range of units, you could progress within work to become a:Discipline specific groomApprenticeWork riderTravelling groomYou may also wish to become self-employed and undertake roles such asfreelance grooming or riding.

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Name DERBY COLLEGE @ BROOMFIELD HALL
Address Broomfield Estate
Morley
Ilkeston
Derbyshire
DE7 6DN
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Email enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk
Phone 0800 028 0289
Website https://www.derby-college.ac.uk
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