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Work Based Horse Care (NPTC) Level 1 Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

You will be on placement in a working yard two days per week and attend college one day per week.  You will develop practical skills and knowledge as well as learning the theoretical aspects of horse care.  

Course content

-Health and safety
-Principles of feeding and watering horses 
-Grooming and washing horses 
-Leading, controlling and moving horses under instruction. 
-Maths and English

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need to have an interest in horses and working in the relevant area.  You must demonstrate the ability to work at a minimum of Entry Level 3 in English and Maths.  You will be invited to attend one of our taster days in March, May or June.


A varied portfolio of evidence.

Financial information

You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear and fund your own transport to placement, which will be discussed fully at your interview.

Future opportunities

Progression routes depend on your experience and achievement on the course, which could lead to Level 2 Horse Care, Apprenticeships and/or employment in the equine industry.

-Yard Assistant

-Stable Assistant

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college