Horse Care Intermediate Diploma at Derby College
This course provides a foundation of knowledge, skills and work experience to help you gain employment within the equine industry or to progress to the next level of study. There is a non-riding option for those people who do not ride.
You will study the following units:
- Undertake work-related experience in the land-based industries
- Carry out and understand the principles of feeding and watering horses
- Undertake routine stable duties
- Undertake horse handling
- Fit and maintain horse tack and clothing
- Introduction to riding horses on the flat
- Understand the principles of horse biology
In addition to these units, you will study Functional Skills.
You will need a reasonable standard of educational attainment, to include two GCSE passes in academic subjects at grade D or above. Equivalent qualifications may be accepted - this can be discussed at your interview.
To ensure the welfare of our horses, we operate a personal weight restriction of no more than 13 stone for those people taking the riding option. There is, however, the possibility of a non-riding option which can be explored at interview.
You must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to an Advanced Diploma.
The course is continuously assessed using a range of methods including written tests, projects and practicals. All coursework will be compiled to build a portfolio.
You can progress to an Advanced Diploma or Certificate, to an apprenticeship or into employment. However, you must have a minimum of a Merit grade to progress to an Advanced Diploma.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Derby College directly.