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Level 2 Qualification in Equine Management

Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies

This is a one year, full time course consisting of a
range subjects that enable students to achieve a
sound foundation in equine studies preparing them
for employment or apprenticeships within the industry.
The course offers students exceptional opportunity to
gain hands on experience to develop their practical
skills in horse husbandry and riding.
The course structure comprises a range of units designed
to provide students with a sound understanding of the
principals of horse care. There are mandatory units and a
choice between two optional units.

Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

1 year, full-time


Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

The following titles are an example of some of the
topics students can expect to study within the course:
• Equine tack and equipment
• Introduction to biology and health
• Equine work placement
• Principles of working with horses
• Equine preparation and plaiting
• Practical yard duties
• Practical equine behaviour
• Riding horses on the flat
• Functional skills/GCSE - English and maths
Duties: Morning and afternoon duties are a vital and
obligatory part of this course.

You will need a minimum of four GCSEs C-D / 4-3
Grade or equivalent (Level 1 Diploma), which must
include GCSE in English OR maths A-D / 9-3 Grade
or equivalent. Students who wish to take the riding
option will need at least 6 months’ experience of
riding a horse and pass a riding assessment at the
College, prior to starting the course in September.

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.

Students are assessed throughout the course using
assignments, tests, practical observations and external
assessments. Students are expected to relate theory
to practice in all assessments.

On successful completion of this course, students may
progress directly into the equine industry to begin
roles such as; groom, stable hand, retail assistant or
welfare assistant.
Students may also choose to apply to continue their
education through a Level 3 qualification.

Available Clothing

Equine Tie

Equine Jacket

Equine Polo Shirt

Equine Sweatshirt


  • 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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