Land-based Studies (Equine), Diploma Level 1
- September 2022, Full Time
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 Equine industry.
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 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.
Why Our College?
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.
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.
A minimum of two GCSE's at Grade 1 and above and successful completion of the Entry 3 Diploma or have English and Maths skills at Entry 3.
You will study a variety of units that will be assessed through a mixture of online multiple choice exams and assessments (written and practical). Depending on how you perform within these assessments will determine whether you complete the qualification with a pass, merit or distinction.
This qualification could help you find employment or apprenticeship within the animal industry, zoos or wildlife establishments. Alternatively, students may want to continue their education journey and progress onto the Level 2 Certificate in Equine Care if they achieve a merit or above at Level 1.
Trainee Animal Care Assistant
Trainee Equine Groom
Trainee Equine Technician
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