About the Course
The course is designed to give students further practical experience and knowledge of horse care and equitation following the NC Horse Care or Advanced Certificate Horse Care.
Course Duration: 1 year if studied part-time.
Applicants must hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/A-Levels (DE) including a science subject or English. Recorded evidence of your riding ability, to include a minimum of walk, trot, canter and jumping, should be submitted along with your application. It would advantageous if candidates held BHS Stage 1 and 2 or the Pony Club B test. Alternative entry qualifications may also be accepted.
Throughout the course you will develop:
- the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills required to equip you for a variety of roles in the equine industry
- knowledge of nutrition, fitness, anatomy and physiology, equine selection and preparation of horses for competitions
- practical business skills through modules such as Equine Facility Management and Yard Management
- transferable skills such as IT skills and teamwork.
Students will also undertake early morning and weekend yard duties as part of the course.