Horse Management Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Northumberland College
The level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management is a qualification aimed at providing individuals with a range of practical skills and knowledge aimed at preparing you for employment or progression into further training within the equine industry
You will need to successfully complete about 6 units depending on your selected modules. The qualification includes a large number of choices of topics which are both practical and theoretical. This qualification has no mandatory units but the 29 optional units cover areas of interest such as: - Horse Fitness - Horse Rehabilitation and Therapy - Riding Horses on the Flat and over Fences - Stud Management - Horse Handling, Backing and Training - Breed development - Equestrian Teaching There are also more general units such as: - Planning and Monitoring Feeding - Understanding Animal Health - Yard and Stable Management - Riding and Exercising Horses - Animal Biology - Anatomy and Physiology. For all modules you will study both practical and theoretical elements, learning how to do things and why you need to do and know certain things.
The recommended entry requirements are a minimum of four GCSEs at grade C or above (which would ideally include Maths and English), or equivalent GNVQ/BTEC qualifications. Entry can also be gained through achieving a relevant National Certificate, this could be the level 2 Certificate, Extended Certificate or Diploma in Horse Care, however other land- based qualifications would be considered on individual merit. Mature students would be considered on previous practical experience within an equine environment.
Progress is assessed by a range of methods which include practical assessments, observations, written assignments and tests. Assessment is continuous and students are continually encouraged to upgrade their skills. 1:1 progress reviews ensure that students remain motivated and continue to work to their full potential.
The Subsidiary Diploma has been developed to equip learners to go directly into employment or progress to further training. You might progress into work such as: - Riding Yard Management - Assistant Manager (competition yards) - Assistant Manager (Riding School) - Competition Groom - Equine Nutritionist - Stud Manager Progression into training could be adding a further 6 units (depending on modules) to achieve a Diploma in Horse Management Level 3 (equivalent of two A Levels), or by adding another 12 units you would achieve an Extended Diploma in Horse Management Level 3 (equivalent of three A levels). Alternatively you could progress to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management which allows you to combine working in industry and attending college one day per week. The Subsidiary Diploma counts towards entry into Higher education and a range of programmes such as an Equine Studies Foundation Degree, a BSc (Hons) in Equine Studies or a BSc (Hons) in sports psychology.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Northumberland College directly.