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Horse Management (Equitation & Performance) Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma at Reaseheath College

Course description

The Technical Baccalaureate is a government backed programme that is designed for talented individuals who wish to pursue a career within the equine industry.

The ‘TechBacc’ enables you to study a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management alongside a Level 3 Maths qualification and extended industry project. In addition you will also complete a work placement with an employer in your vocational area of interest.

The course is designed for students who can demonstrate academic ability and a passion for the equine industry, and will provide a challenging and exciting opportunity to study this discipline at level 3.

The TechBacc provides an excellent foundation for progression onto specialist courses at university as it is equivalent to 4.5 A-Levels but can also provide a direct pathway into employment within the equine industry or onto Higher Apprenticeships.

You will gain:

  • Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management
  • You will also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications, including BHS certificates
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Select, fit and evaluate horse tack equipment
  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Undertake stable and yard management
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare
  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Understand the principles of equitation
  • Business management in the land-based sector
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • At least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above that must include Maths, English and Science, or
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care at Merit

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management with Merit or Distinction
  • Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management with Merit

Career options

  • Equine sports performance and equine biomechanics
  • International groom
  • Yard manager
  • Coach or instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Equine physiotherapist
  • Sports performance analyst
  • Veterinary nurse (following further study)

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 13 September 2016

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    • You will be studying in the beautiful, rural setting of Cheshire, one mile from the market town of Nantwich with good connections to Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Chester. 

      The Reaseheath campus itself is small enough to retain its friendly, family atmosphere, but large enough for you to be able to mix with lots of groups of students. 

      Our front lawn is great to sit out on during the summer and the College lake has much wildlife to watch. 

      Over the past few years we have invested over £50 million in our campus to give you the best possible environment for learning. 

      A further £30 million investment is planned for the campus including a £6 million advanced agricultural technology and engineering facility, new halls of residence and new sporting facilities.