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Equine Studies – Level 2 Diploma at Sparsholt College

Course description

This course is ideal if you want to enhance your practical skills and knowledge for future employment in the equine industry or for higher level study.

Course content

You’ll enjoy practical and theory sessions to learn how to handle a variety of horses, develop your riding and husbandry skills and broaden your knowledge of subjects such as horse biology.  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 Centre duties

• Horse handling and Husbandry

• Caring for competition horses

• Riding horses

• Principles of horse biology

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade D or above including English and/or Level 1 Diploma.

If you choose to do the riding option you will be assessed on your riding skills at interview.

Future opportunities

• Level 3 Equine Studies

• Competition Groom

• Groom

• Yard Assistant

• Stud Worker

• Journalist

• Retail

• Event Management

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 06 June 2016

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