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Horse Care Diploma Level 2 at Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET)

Course description

The Equine Care Technical Certificate Level 2 is for learners who wish to follow a career within the equine industry. The course incorporates a range of theory and practical elements alongside employer engagement. Learners attend the college campus for two days a week where they will receive their theoretical lessons, tutorial and English and maths if required. A further day is spent at our equine yard (Hartlebury Equestrian Centre) where practical skills, clothing, tacking and riding take place. Learners will also gain further knowledge and experience through work placements.


Units Covered
• Maintain animal health and welfare
• Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries
• Horse tack and clothing
• Undertake routine stable duties
• The principles of feeding and watering horses
• Undertake horse handling

Course content

The Equine Care Technical Certificate Level 2 is for learners who wish to follow a career within the equine industry. The course incorporates a range of theory and practical elements alongside employer engagement. Learners attend the college campus for two days a week where they will receive their theoretical lessons, tutorial and English and maths if required. A further day is spent at our equine yard (Hartlebury Equestrian Centre) where practical skills, clothing, tacking and riding take place. Learners will also gain further knowledge and experience through work placements.


Units Covered
• Maintain animal health and welfare
• Undertake work related experience in the land-based industries
• Horse tack and clothing
• Undertake routine stable duties
• The principles of feeding and watering horses
• Undertake horse handling

Entry requirements

You will need a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 9 – 3.5 and / or Level 1 related subject e.g. Land-based studies. A keen interest in the care of horses is essential.

Assessment

You will be assessed through practical assessments, assignments, case studies, presentations, on-line exams as well as a final end of course exam and synoptic assignment.

Future opportunities

After successful completion of the Level 2 course, students who achieve a merit grade or above will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Certificate in Equine Management or enter employment in a stables yard or complete an apprenticeship.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Metropolitan College (BMET) directly.

Last updated date: 11 May 2018
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