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Work Based Horse Care (NPTC) Level 2 Diploma at Kidderminster College

Course description

You will attend a work placement in a working yard for 2.5 days per week and attend college 1 day per week.  You will develop practical skills and knowledge as well as applying theoretical knowledge and aspects of horse care into the working environment. 

Course content

  • health and safety
  • an advanced level of horsecare
  • the application of skills into the workplace

Maths and English will be taught alongside the qualification.


Entry requirements

You must be competent at working at Level 1 and demonstrate the ability to work with minimum supervision.  You will also need to demonstrate your ability to work at Level 1 in English and Maths.  You will be invited to attend one of the taster days in March, May or June.


Practical and theoretical assessment including a varied portfolio of work

Financial information

You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear and fund your own transport to placement, which will be discussed fully at your interview.

Future opportunities

Progression routes depend on your experience and achievement and could lead on to intermediate and advanced horse care apprenticeships and employment in the equine industry.

Opportunities depend on personal choice and experience gained on the course.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 25 April 2016

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    • The college is based in a stunning, modern building, with teaching rooms and specialist facilities on four floors surrounding a beautiful, glass-covered central atrium. You will find well-equipped classrooms, studios, workshops and performance spaces as well as state-of-the-art IT. High quality catering is available in the magnificent Terrace café in the centre of the college