About the Course
The course is designed to provide students with experience and knowledge in management within the horse care and equine industry.
Course Duration: 2 years if studied full-time.
Applicants should hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/A-Levels (DE) including a science subject or English. If science is not offered at Higher/A-level, it is a requirement at Standard/N5/GCSE level. It would be advantageous if candidates held BHS Stage 1 and 2, or the Pony Club B test.
Throughout the course you will develop:
- business, supervisory and organisational skills through theory sessions and practical elements such as yard management
- the knowledge required to work in a variety of roles in the equine industry through modules such as Planning Equine Facilities, Managing an Event, Practical Stable Management and Introduction to Marketing
- the practical skills you will need for your future career through modules such as Equine Grassland Management, Brood Mare, The Stallion, Equitation and Instructional Techniques.
An acceptable level of fitness is required to enable students to ride effectively and carry out early morning and weekend yard duties.