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Horse Management BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma at Guildford College

Course description

This programme is ideal for anyone who has an interest in working in the equine industry and has some relevant experience. It caters for all levels and groups will be split accordingly.

The study programme aims to provide relevant education and training leading to employment within the equine industry.

The programme reflects a vocational approach to a diversified equine industry and aims to give a learning experience combining theoretical course study with practical skills in a competitive environment.

Course content

  • Stable and yard management
  • Animal biology
  • Prepare for presentation
  • Horse behaviour and welfare
  • Ground schooling
  • Horse fitness
  • Competition grooming
  • Animal nutrition
  • Riding on the flat
  • Riding over fences
  • Equitation
  • Teaching (option)
  • Prepare for transportation

Entry requirements

You will need to have completed a 90 credit Level 3 Diploma prior to this programme.


The programme is continually assessed throughout the year with coursework in the form of discussions, presentations, written reports, practical demonstrations and time constrained assessments.

There will be clear college submission deadlines which will need to be met. Failure to meet these may result in the course being failed.

Financial information

Course related costs:  £ 75 Advisory Costs:  £ 100


Future opportunities

You could go onto to study a degree level programme at the College or gain employment in the equine industry.

Further information

Daily and weekend yard duties also form part of a regular and important part of the course. Visits are arranged to various events and other places of interest during the course.

The College takes the welfare of our horses and fitness of our riders very seriously. In order to ensure that horses are not put under undue duress or strain we will weigh all students and assign horses accordingly (there is a 13 stone weight limit for riding). This means that we may impose restrictions or limit opportunities depending on the horses we have available. We cannot guarantee always having horses that may be suitable.


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 20 June 2016
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