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Horse Management - Level 3 Extended Diploma at Easton & Otley College

Course description

 It will provide students with comprehensive training in all aspects of the horse industry.

Students will participate in riding activities including dressage, show-jumping and riding on the road.

Carries the same UCAS points weighting and is equivalent to studying 3 A Levels.

Course content

  •  Animal Health
  • Work Related Experience in Landbased Industries
  • Horse Tack and Equipment
  • Animal Feeding
  • Preparation of Horses for Presentation
  • Stable and Yard Management
  • Principles of Animal Biology
  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Principles of Horse Behaviour and Welfare
  • Working Horses from the Ground
  • Principles of Horse Fitness
  • Principles of Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy
  • Riding and Exercising Horses
  • Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Riding Horses on the Flat
  • Riding Horses over Fences
  • Principles of Equitation
  • Investigative Project in the Landbased Sector
  • Equestrian Teaching
  • Managing an Equine Event

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs at Grades A-C (to include Science and English)
  • or Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care (Merit profile overall)
  • or Extended Certificate in Horse Care (Merit profile overall plus 2 GCSEs Grades A-C).
  • Other Level 2 qualifications are accepted and must be at merit profile plus Science and English at Grade A-C. There is a riding assessment.

Future opportunities

  • Foundation degree in Equine Management (Easton Campus)
  • BSc Honours degree Equitation and Coaching (Easton Campus)
  • Employment

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Easton & Otley College directly.

Last updated date: 08 April 2016

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