Accessibility links

Horse Care Level 2 at Craven College

Course description

Explore the underpinning knowledge behind the equine industry and develop your skills further through practical experience and theory based learning with this Level 2 Diploma.

This course gives you the perfect grounding to progress to more in depth Level 3 courses. It combines theory with as much practical work as possible including grooming, feeding and watering, riding and work experience. With fabulous facilities and more in the pipeline at our Auction Mart Campus, Skipton, our British Horse Society approved yard includes an indoor arena and stabling, with full supporting equipment, show jumps, cross country jumps, fitness profiling of a horse and a weighbridge. The College also has access to a stud with competition stallions and performance young stock, Al centre and laboratory.

Our tutors come with experience in a wide range of disciplines including dressage, show jumping, equitation, cross country, biomechanical research, veterinary physiotherapy, BHS standard setting, producing competition horses to affiliated level, working with Olympic eventers, hunters, thoroughbreds and point to pointers. As a student you will benefit from their wealth of industry links and guest speakers, involvement in The Skipton Horse Trials (including set up) and visit to Bramham Horse Trials.

Course content

  • Grooming
  • Horse biology
  • Keeping horses at grass
  • Principles of feeding & watering
  • Riding horses on the flat
  • Routine stable duties & horse handling
  • Tack & clothing
  • Trimming & plaiting
  • Work experience

Entry requirements

  • 4 GCSEs 9-3 (A*-D) or Land-based Studies Level 1 including English & maths GCSEs 9-2 (A*-E)


Practical Assessment

Financial information

For information about Financial Support that Craven College can offer visit:

Future opportunities


Your choices may include:

  • Horse Management Level 3

Your choices may include:

  • Equine Veterinary Nurse / Assistant
  • Groom / Yard Staff
  • Riding Trek Leader
  • Riding Instructor
  • Stud / Yard Assistant / Manager
  • Professional Rider
  • Allied industries – nutrition, retail, behaviour, welfare or racing

Further information

At Craven College we want you to be successful both during your time here at College and anything you decide to do after College.

The support services within College exist to help support you to get the most out of your course:Craven College Support

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 October 2017
Provider logo

Key information

Contact details