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Horse Care - Level 2 Diploma - Plumpton at Plumpton College

Course description

Love horses and want to start a career in the equine industry? This introductory course equivalent to GCSE Level is designed to give you the skill and knowledge needed to work in the horse industry.

You’ll get a great introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to work with horses including routine duties on a rota basis. Routine duties on the yard at the college will give students a taste of what it is like working with horses on a full-time basis.

You’ll enjoy the mix of guided practicals and classroom teaching throughout your course. Plus you’ll have time to improve your riding skills at our excellent equine centre facilities on-site here at Plumpton.

Work Experience:- Routine duties on a rota basis are an essential part of the programme. This will involve working on the equine unit carrying out practical duties. Work experience is carried out throughout the year.

Course content

Qualifications Gained

  • BTEC Level 2 Diploma/Extended Certificate in Horse Care
  • Plumpton College Certificate in Horse Care
  • Additional support towards gaining British Horse Society exams
  • Riding and Road Safety
  • College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths

You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:

  • Horse nutrition
  • Horse handling and exercise
  • Horse care
  • Industry experience
  • Introduction to Biology
  • English & Maths

Entry requirements

  • You’ll need to have achieved 2 GCSEs between Grades 9-3 (previous grades structure A-D)
  • Successful completion of a Level 1 course, having studied English and Maths at GCSE
  • Portfolio of evidence to show potential working towards a Level 2 with English, Maths and Science at GCSE

Mature students without the above requirements will be considered

Future opportunities

Following satisfactory completion of the programme, students may progress to one of the following:

  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management
  • Employment in the Equine industry
  • Work Based Diploma Level 2/3

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 17 January 2018
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    • The main Plumpton College site is located at the foot of the picturesque South Downs National Park. Six miles from Lewes, the County Town of East Sussex.

      The College specialises in providing a wide range of land-based courses in partnership with schools, for those in further education and for those in higher education. The College degree courses are validated by the University of Brighton.

      The range of courses cover all land-based provision including Agriculture, Horticulture, Floristry, Equine, Agricultural and Horticultural Machinery, Metalsmithing, Animal Care, Countryside Management, Forestry and Arboriculture, Sports (Outdoor Adventure) and Wine and Viticulture.