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Horse Care Level 2 Diploma at Berkshire College of Agriculture

Course description

BCA has excellent, modern equestrian resources, which include:

  • Indoor competition size, floodlit arena, with under surface irrigation and viewing gallery
  • All weather, 60×40m and 60×30m outdoor arenas
  • British Eventing 90, 100 and Novice courses
  • Covered horse walker and round pen
  • Cross country course, excellent hacking and grass rides across the estate
  • Stabling for 50 horses in two modern yards
  • Livery services
  • A continuous programme of equine events

Programmes at Level 2 and Level 3 can be tailored to include riding or non-riding options. All programmes with riding options require a riding assessment and also allow you to work towards BHS exams, which are held on site at BCA.

All learners will get the opportunity to attend external shows, events and trips including London Olympia, Windsor Horse Show, The Blue Cross, Scotland Yard, internal guest lectures and demonstrations.

Course content

This course will provide the opportunity for those who want to work with horses to obtain a vocational qualification by means of full-time study. It will enable you to develop your practical skills in riding and horse husbandry, reinforced by the study of equine theory.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at D grade or above to include maths, English and science OR successful completion of Level 1 programme including functional skills.

Future opportunities

Students can progress on to the Level 3 Subsidiary or Extended Diploma, depending on grades achieved and functional skills taken. You will also be well placed to find employment in the equine industry which requires ‘hands-on’ practical skills.

*Please note we have a 15st weight limit for all riders (weight is inclusive of all riding equipment and saddle).

Further information

All full-time students, aged between 16-18, will study GCSE or Functional Skills in Maths and English, if they don’t already hold an A*- C level GCSE in the subject. This is an integral part of their vocational study programme at BCA. Students over 19 are also encouraged to refresh and accredit their skills alongside vocational study.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Berkshire College of Agriculture directly.

Last updated date: 08 February 2016

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