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Horse Management Level 3 at Wiltshire College

Course description

If you are interested in following a career in providing care and management for horses, or developing specialist experience in managing and riding horses then the Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management may be the course for you!
You will be given the opportunity to develop your riding skills on the flat and over fences and gain the academic skills and practical experience needed for a management role in a professional equine environment.

Course content

The units planned for this course include:
  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Riding Horses on the Flat 
  • Principals of Equitation 
  • Undertake Stable Yard Management 
  • Equestrian Teaching 
  • Business Management 
  • Stud Management 
  • Riding over Fences 
  • Grassland Management* 
  • Nutrition 
  • Animal Behaviour & Welfare 
  • Working from the Ground 
  • Event Management 
  • Competition Grooming 
  • Tack & Equipment 
  • Feeding & Watering Horses
Units are subject to review and change to improve the course.
* We offer a non-riding route for those who are interested in a career in the equine sector but who do not wish to ride.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade A*-C or including English, Maths and preferably Science or equivalent (or Merit or Distinction in a related subject at Level 2)
A good reference.
A satisfactory interview. 
Experience of working with horses.


The academic level of this programme will require you to commit to undertaking study in your own time.
You will be assessed by a range of written assignments, practical skills tests, industry placement feedback, projects, group work activities and oral tests.
The final qualification will be a City & Guilds Level 3 90 Credit/Extended Diploma in Horse Management.

Future opportunities

This course prepares you for an equine supervisory/management career or further study at university level, such as on our HND in Equine Management.
Potential careers within the equine industry include:
  • yard assistant or manager
  • competition groom
  • riding instructor
  • Riding Centre manager
  • events co-ordinator
  • animal welfare officer
  • Feed merchant
  • Stud farm assistant or manager


How to apply

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

Last updated date: 24 June 2016

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