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Horse Management, Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Abingdon and Witney College

Course description

This Subsidiary Diploma develops the students’ knowledge and skills required to work in the equine industry. All aspects of horse management are covered throughout the year with a mixture of practical and theoretical lectures which are delivered by a variety of specialist equine staff working at the College. Students cover 6 modules over the one year that will include; understanding the principles of horse behaviour, working horses from the ground, riding horses on the flat (*non-riders may choose a different unit). you will also select, fit and evaluate horse tack and equipment, study anatomy and horse physiology as well as learn the principles and practices of an equine stud.


Entry requirements

Students should be 16 years old at entry and have one or more of the following: Four GCSEs grades A*-C (including English Language and either Maths or Science). OR A Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Merit level, in addition to working at Level 1 in English. All students are required to have an interview, assessment of numeracy & literacy skills and a college riding assessment.


How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Abingdon and Witney College directly.

Last updated date: 31 March 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year