About the Course
This qualification is a work-based course designed to equip trainees with the skills and knowledge in the horse care and equestrian industry.
Duration: 12-18 months work-based learning
Applicants must be employed within the horse care industry or have an employer who would be willing to employ them. Successful completion of SVQ Horse Care at SCQF Level 5 or NC Horse Care.
A range of topics will be covered during the course including delivering basic health care treatment to horses, planning diets and implementing feeding regimes for horses, monitoring and maintaining stocks of feed and bedding for horses, reporting the health and well-being of horses, tacking up horses for specialist work, clipping horses and preparing horses for public appearance.
A Modern Apprenticeship for Level 5 can be achieved by completing this course plus a short Emergency First Aid course and one other industry specific award (if required).