Equine Studies – Level 1 Diploma at Sparsholt College
This course is ideal if you have little or no formal qualifications and you want to start your journey into a career with horses.
As a work based course you will be based at the Equine Centre four days per week, gaining practical industry experience. You will also spend a day developing your English and Maths and building a portfolio of theoretical knowledge and experience. During the course you’ll visit a range of equine businesses and take part in trips to international events such as Badminton and Blenheim Horse Trials, helping you to gain a real insight into the industry.
If you are not a confident rider or do not wish to ride, a non-riding option is also available.Topics covered
• Equine industry
• Husbandry and horse care
• Feeding and watering
• Horse health
• Handling horses
Two GCSEs at grade E or above or evidence of studying Entry Level 3.
If you choose to do the riding option you will be assessed on your riding skills at interview.
• Level 2 Equine Studies
• Competition Groom
• Yard Assistant
• Stud Worker
• Event Management
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Sparsholt College directly.