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Land-based Studies, Level 1 - Equine Pathway

  • 1

    Level
    Level 1

  • Duration
    1 year

  • Start Date
    September 2023

  • Venue
    Easton College

  • Course Code
    A0547

Start Date

  • September 2023, Full Time

Summary

This one year programme will provide you with a solid foundation for progression into Level 2 programmes and/ or an apprenticeship, as well as potential employment within the Animal and Equine industries. This course develops your core understanding of both animal and equine husbandry, including feeding, watering and cleaning accommodation.

You will study key elements of industry, including equine health and care, employability, working safely and essential practical skills. You will have the opportunity to work and develop your practical skills within our fantastic Equine facility and Animal Management Centre. There will be a requirement to support weekend and holiday duties to support your development further and ensure that the college horses are well cared for.

If you do not have a 4 or above for English and/ or maths, you will be required to study this alongside your Diploma in Land-Based Studies Level 1- Equine.

Students will need to purchase their PPE for the Animal Management Centre and Equine Centre. Details with what is required will be provided at enrolment. Students will work in all weather conditions, both indoors and outdoors, ensuring our animals are provided with the highest welfare standards.

Why Our College?

£7bn

The UK equine industry is worth £7bn and is particularly strong in the East of England, which has a global reputation for horse breeding.

Gain industry experience

Our college has strong links with the industry, ensuring high quality work experience opportunities at livery stables breeders, trainers and equine charities.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Equestrian Centre contains an outstanding range of facilities, is a highly commended British Horse Society approved yard and hosts a wide variety of dressage competitions and events throughout the year.

Entry Requirements

A minimum of three GCSE's at Grade 2 or above, including maths or English, or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes

Units studied include:

  • Safe and effective working practices in Land Based Industries.
  • Preparing to work in the Land Based Industries.
  • Assist with maintaining the health and wellbeing of animals.
  • Assist with feeding and watering of animals.
  • Assist with the preparation and maintenance of animal accommodation.
  • Aftercare of horses.
  • Maintain horse health.

Please note that units delivered may change.

Assessment

To gain the Level 1 Diploma, you will need to complete the following assessments:

  • Two externally set tests.
  • Assignments across five units.

You will also need to complete maths and English until these are achieved at GCSE grade 4 or above.

Progression

This qualification is aimed at students wishing to progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Animal Care or an apprenticeship. You will need to achieve a Merit at Level 1 to progress to Level 2.

Career Progression

Trainee Animal Care Assistant
Trainee Equine Groom
Trainee Equine Technician

Fees

If you are a UK or home fee status student and aged 16-18 on the 31st August before the start of your course, tuition fees are free. If you are aged 19 and over please contact the Advice Shop.

Why Our College?

£7bn

The UK equine industry is worth £7bn and is particularly strong in the East of England, which has a global reputation for horse breeding.

Gain industry experience

Our college has strong links with the industry, ensuring high quality work experience opportunities at livery stables breeders, trainers and equine charities.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Equestrian Centre contains an outstanding range of facilities, is a highly commended British Horse Society approved yard and hosts a wide variety of dressage competitions and events throughout the year.

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