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Level 1 Qualification in Land-Based Studies (Horse Care)

Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies

This one year course is designed to provide a basic foundation in horse care.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, full-time

Campus

Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

The following are examples of some of the topics students can expect to study within the course:
• Safe and effective procedures in land-based industries
• Develop performance in land-based industries
• Assist with feeding and watering animals
• Assist with the preparation for exercise and after care of horses.
• Maintain the health of horses
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
• Work experience


A choice of either:
• Exercise horses under supervision Or
• Assist with the handling and restraint of horses

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at D-E / 3-2
Grade or equivalent (Entry level 3).
You should also have a keen interest in the subject and
demonstrate a commitment to the curriculum area.
Students who wish to take the riding option will need
at least 3 months’ experience of riding a horse and
pass a riding assessment at the College, prior to
starting the course in September.

SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT NEEDED
In addition to standard College equipment, students
will need a BSI approved riding hat, riding boots,
gloves, jodhpurs, plain navy blue jumper or sweatshirt,
whip and a grooming kit.
If the riding option is selected, students may choose
to wear a back/body protector.

ASSESSMENT METHOD
Short multiple choice examinations, plus a short
portfolio of evidence will be marked by an internal
and external examiner.

PROGRESSION ROUTES
Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto a Level 2 course.

Available Clothing

Equine Tie

Equine Jacket

Equine Polo Shirt

Equine Sweatshirt

Resources

  • 64 horses, a number of which are ex-competition, including foals and stallions
  • 2 indoor arenas, one of which is international size (35m x 60m)
  • Outdoor manege (40m x 50m)
  • Extensive cross country courses including water jumps, coffins and banks
  • Show jumping paddock and jumping lane
  • Horse weighbridge, high speed treadmill, horse walker and stocks
  • Science laboratories
  • Recognised competition and BHS examination centre

Typical Employers

Competition centres, yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event management agencies, equine welfare organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine veterinary clinics.

Industry Links

Students at Hadlow receive a 5% discount at Speedgate Saddlery. Students also benefit from strong links with international competition riders, the Society of Master Saddlers, Ken Lyndon-Dykes and the partnership with Bell Equine veterinary practice.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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