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Horse Care Level 1 at Reaseheath College

Course description

This course introduces you to the basics of horse care. It’s a great stepping stone for people who are keen to work with horses, but don’t have previous experience.

Our expert staff will help you learn skills in handling horses, grooming and general horse care. There’ll also be opportunities to learn about stable management, go on off-site trips and take part in riding lessons.

You will gain:

  • Level 1 qualification in Horse Care
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Course content

  • Stable management
  • Riding instruction
  • Off site experience and visits
  • General horse care
  • Health and Safety
  • Preparation for interview
  • Work experience
  • Personal development classes
  • Job applications and course applications
  • You will undertake a 2-3 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Entry requirements

  • Some GCSEs at grades E/F
  • If you think your grades will be below E/F, we advise you to apply for the Entry Level Programme

Future opportunities

Course options after this programme

  • Level 2 Extended Certificate in Horse Care, or
  • Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care, or
  • Apprenticeship in Horse Care

Career options

  • Assistant groom at riding school or livery yard
  • Groom or assistant groom across a range of equine establishments

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.