Work-based Horse Care Level 1 Diploma at Northumberland College
This is a work-based Horse Care qualification which is suitable for anyone with a job or work placement in the equine industry. The level 1 will suit you if you are starting work in horse care and want a qualification to show the skills you have learned to do your job. A level 1 Work Based Diploma can be a stepping stone to a level 2, will help with professional development and prepare you for higher level training.
The Qualification consist of Mandatory units which include Assist with Cleaning the stables and yard Assist with feeding and watering horses Restrain horses using specified methods Maintain health and safety in the workplace Maintain and develop personal performance maintain effective working relationships with others Catch and move horses under supervision Groom and wash horses under direction The optional unit is riding and if this can be offered by your employer, can be chosen to enhance your qualification and your future employment options.
You do not need any formal qualifications or any previous experience although a strong interest in horses is essential. To embark on a work based Diploma you need to be employed or have a work placement in industry.
Progress is assessed by a range of methods which include practical assessments, observations and written assignments. A qualified assessor will carry out practical assessment at you place of work. 1:1 progress reviews ensure that students remain motivated and continue to work to their full potential.
The Level 1 work based Diploma has been developed to equip learners to progress in their employment or progress to further training. A person qualified to level 1 in Horse Care would be expected to undertake jobs such as: Trainee Riding School Groom Trainee Competition Groom Racehorse groom
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.