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Equine Management Level 3 Extended Diploma at Craven College

Course description

Develop your technical understanding of the principles and practices of equestrianism and horse husbandry with this diploma based at our Auction Mart Campus, Skipton, with access to fatastic industry standard facilities.

This course combines theory with practice so that you get as much industry related learning as possible. You will study horse behaviour and welfare  as well as deepening your knowledge of tack, exercising horses and presenting.                        
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 of 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 Braham Horse Trials.

Course content

  • Animal feeding
  • Horse behaviour & welfare
  • Horse tack & equipment
  • Horses for presentation
  • Riding & exercising horses
  • Principles of equitation
  • Working horse from the ground

Entry requirements

5 GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C) or Level 2 Diploma (Merit/Distinction) including English, Maths & Science GCSEs 9-4 (A*-C)
Riding assessment
Related work experience for mature student


Practical assessment

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Future opportunities


  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in same / different subject


  • Equine Husbandry 
  • Equine Veterinary Nurse/Assistant 
  • Groom/Yard Staff 
  • Riding Trek Leader
  • Riding Instructor 
  • Stud or Yard Assistant/Manager 
  • Professional Rider
  • Working within the allied industries of nutrition, retail, behaviour, welfare or racing for example

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: 15 September 2017
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