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Horse Care - EQL Level 1 Diploma at Myerscough College

Course description

This practical course is designed for students who want to follow a ‘hands on’ programme studying horse care. A passion for horses is transformed into a meaningful qualification. It is an ideal first step towards a career in the equine sector.

Course content

No formal exam qualifications are needed and the course covers a wide range of practical skills required when working with horses. These include everyday stable yard duties, feeding, grooming and handling of horses (leading, catching and turning out), fitting and removing horse clothing and tack as well as basic riding skills and techniques. In addition to the EQL Level 1 qualification students also undertake a supplementary NPTC certificate in land-based studies and animal skills. This also provides a range of additional personal, social and work-related skills.

Entry requirements

Students are normally aged 16 or over and have an interest in the subject. These courses give a practical introduction to a particular subject area. No previous qualifications are required.


Practical assessments, coursework and tests. There are no formal examinations.

Future opportunities

This qualification provides an excellent foundation of study from which students may progress to an Intermediate level qualification such as the Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care.

Further information

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How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 14 October 2016
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