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BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma and Extended Diploma in Horse Management at North Shropshire College - NSC

Course description

The course consists of the following units:

  • Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Select, Fit and Evaluate Horse Tack and Equipment
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Prepare Horses for Presentation
  • Undertake Stable and Yard Management
  • Understand the Principles of Animal Biology
  • Working Horses from the Ground
  • Riding and Exercising Horses
  • Understand the Principles of Equitation
  • Business Management in the Land-based Sector
  • Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Behaviour and Welfare
  • Understand and Apply the Principles of Horse Fitness
  • Prepare and Provide Care for Competition Horses
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy
  • Riding on Horses on the Flat
  • Riding Horses over Fences
  • Undertake Equestrian Teaching
  • Contribute to Management of an Equine Event
  • Understand and Promote Animal Health

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

This programme covers many aspects of equestrianism including regular yard duties with particular emphasis on science, horse husbandry and work experience.

It is designed to equip students for success in employment and develops knowledge and understanding in practical skills at operational and supervisory level.

You will acquire skills and knowledge to enable you to meet changing circumstances in the modern world.

It is a vocational course equivalent to A Levels which will enable you to progress on to higher education.

You will need to be motivated, professional and able to work and communicate with others. All assessments take place on fee paying clients. Therefore you will need to ensure a supply of clients, organised by yourself to complete beauty therapy assessments. Additional qualifications will be included within a full time pro­gramme thus adding breadth to your qualification. This will be discussed with you at your interview. 

 

Course content

The course consists of the following units:

  • Undertake and Review Work Related Experience in the Land-based Industries
  • Select, Fit and Evaluate Horse Tack and Equipment
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Prepare Horses for Presentation
  • Undertake Stable and Yard Management
  • Understand the Principles of Animal Biology
  • Working Horses from the Ground
  • Riding and Exercising Horses
  • Understand the Principles of Equitation
  • Business Management in the Land-based Sector
  • Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Behaviour and Welfare
  • Understand and Apply the Principles of Horse Fitness
  • Prepare and Provide Care for Competition Horses
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy
  • Riding on Horses on the Flat
  • Riding Horses over Fences
  • Undertake Equestrian Teaching
  • Contribute to Management of an Equine Event
  • Understand and Promote Animal Health

You are appointed a Personal Tutor for the duration of the course.

WHAT IS THE STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE?

This programme covers many aspects of equestrianism including regular yard duties with particular emphasis on science, horse husbandry and work experience.

It is designed to equip students for success in employment and develops knowledge and understanding in practical skills at operational and supervisory level.

You will acquire skills and knowledge to enable you to meet changing circumstances in the modern world.

It is a vocational course equivalent to A Levels which will enable you to progress on to higher education.

You will need to be motivated, professional and able to work and communicate with others. All assessments take place on fee paying clients. Therefore you will need to ensure a supply of clients, organised by yourself to complete beauty therapy assessments. Additional qualifications will be included within a full time pro­gramme thus adding breadth to your qualification. This will be discussed with you at your interview. 

 

Entry requirements

  • Be 16 years of age at the beginning of the course and have an interest in horses
  • Have 5 GCSE passes at Grade C or above (including a science based subject)
  • Have successfully completed  the BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care with a least a Merit grade
  • Have shown ability in riding and handling horses as measured by either BHS examinations, NVQ level 2 or other equivalent examinations or experience
  • Mature entry is also available.
  • Grade C in Maths and English is required for entry on to the Extended Diploma.

Assessment

The course is made up of units and your academic and practical progress will be continually assessed through projects, practicals, assignments, work experience, presentations and tests throughout the two years so you are building up the qualification while you study.  You will also be able to take relevant BHS qualifications.  Yard duties take place on a rota basis for 1st and 2nd years.

 

Financial information

May be extra costs for study tours and visits

Further details are sent out by student services prior to starting the course.

There will be some costs associated with equine duty weeks (e.g. food and accommodation).

Exam/tuition fees for mature students.

(You may be able to get help with the costs from the College’s Learner Support Fund. More details are available from the Student Services team)

 

 

Please contact our Student Finance Officer - Penny Jones - on 01691 688029.

Future opportunities

You will be well prepared for a wide variety of interesting and responsible jobs in the horse industry.  You will also be able to use this qualification to progress on to higher education courses.

 

 

 

Further information

For further information on this course please contact the Walford campus direct on 01939 262100.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact North Shropshire College - NSC directly.

Last updated date: 08 October 2015