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Animal, equine and countryside - BTEC Extended Diploma in Horse Management level 3 at Kirklees College, Huddersfield Centre

Course description

Gain a good grounding in the principles and practices of equestrianism and horse husbandry. You will ride horses and study their nutrition and anatomy. Trips are offered to Newmarket and Ireland and to livery yards.

Course content

You will study:

• Health

• Nutrition

• Horse behaviour and welfare

• Stable management

• Preparing horses for presentation

• Equestrian teaching Riding skills will also be developed.

Facilities at Hargate Hill include indoor and outdoor arenas, a walker, washdown and solarium and a full range of show-jumps. The horses are well-schooled and suitable for a wide range of abilities. Free transport is provided from Huddersfield. You will also do a work placement.

Entry requirements

A riding assessment and a minimum of 5 GCSEs with the following grades: English 4 and maths at 3 or above, and 3 other GCSEs grade 4 or above.


• Written assignments

• Presentations

• Practical work

Financial information

As a full time student you should not need to pay any course or examination fees (under 19).

There may be a cost for equipment, educational visits, printing etc.

Future opportunities

HNC in Animal or a university course. Employment e.g. livery yard, riding schools, retail, stud work or therapy and rehabilitation.

Further information
01484 437070

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How to apply

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Last updated date: 01 November 2018
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years


  • More information
    • Animal care and equine students can take advantage of the facilities at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre, Glossop.
      The modern centre caters for 150 horses and a variety of other animals. It helps students learn essential practical skills.
      Situated on the edge of the stunning High peak National Park, Hargate Hill also features tranquil lakes and 150 acres of beautiful countryside.