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Horse Care C&G Level 2 Diploma at Kingston Maurward College

Course description

This one year course is designed for those that have some experience of equitation and horse care and is an ideal introduction for school leavers wishing to pursue a career working with horses.

Kingston Maurward College has excellent facilities and well qualified staff which combine to develop your knowledge and skills, equipping you for a rewarding career in the equine industry.
Included in the course is practical instruction, theory sessions and work experience on our own yard where students gain plenty of practical experience.

As a British Horse Society examination centre, we encourage students to take relevant exams and course content is applicable to the BHS exam system. Additional costs apply and applications should be made direct to the BHS.

Where possible, trips to Badminton Horse Trials etc. may be arranged (additional cost involved). There are also visiting speakers and visits to a variety of equine establishments.

Course content

Units include:

  • Understand the Principles and Carry out Feeding and Watering Horses
  • Undertake Routine Stable Duties
  • Undertake Horse Handling
  • Fit and Maintain Horse Tack and Clothing
  • Maintain Animal Health and Welfare
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Biology
  • Undertake Work Experience in the Land Based Industry

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English, maths and science OR successful completion of a Level 1 course in a relevant vocational subject. You must have experience working with horses and lots of stamina, plus a genuine interest and enthusiasm for horses is essential. The Equine Academy has a weight limit of 85kg (13 Stone 5 llbs) for all riders.

Financial information

Courses leading to a qualification are FREE for British citizens, aged under 19 years on 31 August in the academic year you start your course.* However, there may be some additional costs for clothing/kit and trips depending on your course.  You can apply to the Bursary Fund for extra help towards the cost of transport, food, equipment or childcare.

Materials required:

Basic stationery - pens, pencils, A4 lever arch files, ruler and eraser Navy yard overalls and steel toe capped wellington boots - all protective equipment will be inspected by the course instructor Practical clothing suitable for the weather condition Navy Jodhpurs Work gloves Polo shirts and sweatshirts are available to purchase at the college.

Future opportunities

Livery Yard Assistant, Riding School Assistant, Retail Assistant in an equine equipment shop, Horse Groom.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 April 2016
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