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Horse Care Level 2 Diploma at Cirencester College

Course description

Horse Care will give you the chance to develop a range of real employability skills as well as the personal qualities and attitudes essential for success in a working life with horses. There is a huge and varied range of local opportunities for work in the equine sector.  This one year Level 2 Diploma offers routes into employment or progression on to selected Level 3 Diplomas.

Course content

The course is highly practical and the emphasis is on enabling students to gain as much hands-on experience as possible; students are involved in the day-to-day caring of the horses in the yard. we welcome anyone who wishes to explore the possibility of working with horses or who is interested in studying equine-related subjects in higher education, such as Horse Psychology or Equine Science.

The course is taught predominantly from a private yard which houses a variety of horses: ex-racehorses, eventers and show jumpers. If you are considering either a career in the equine sector or a related higher education pathway, then this course will be of great value. This course also acts as an ideal foundation for students wanting to progress on to a vocational Level 3 course in Horse Management.


  • Coursework
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical test
  • Observation
  • Presentation

Future opportunities

This course has the potential to lead on to the Level 3 City & Guilds Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management. However this course does provide students with a stand alone industry recognised qualification.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Cirencester College directly.

Last updated date: 27 January 2017
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