Horse Management Advanced Diploma at Derby College
This course provides in-depth 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 theory and practice in a range of topics relating to the industry of riding and caring for horses.
- Understand and promote animal health
- Undertake and review work-related experience in the land-based industries
- Select, fit and evaluate horse tack and equipment
- Plan and monitor animal feeding
- Prepare horses for presentation
- Undertake stable and yard management
- Understand the principles of animal biology
- Understand animal anatomy and physiology
- Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare
- Understand and apply the principles of horse fitness
- Prepare and provide care for competition horses
- Understand the principles of horse rehabilitation and therapy
- Riding and exercising horses
- Understand the principles of animal nutrition
- Riding horses on the flat
- Riding horses over fences
- Understand the principles of equitation
- Undertake retail merchandising for the land-based sector
- Undertake equestrian teaching
To progres to year 2 of this course, you will be required to obtain a pass grade or above during your first year.
The course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including written tests, projects and practicals. All this work will be compiled together to build a portfolio.
The course can lead to a foundation or honours degree within higher education, an apprenticeship at Level 2 or 3, or directly to employment.
Some examples of the many job roles available include assistant manager at a large equestrian yard, a sole charge manager at a small private yard, competition groom, instructor, horse physiotherapist, horse behaviourist, event organiser, veterinary nurse, horse welfare specialist, farrier and horse dentist.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.