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BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Diploma in Horse Care (QCF)
Code 40
Qualification Type National Award (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Part Time


This course has been developed for ambitious people wishing to pursue a career within the equine industry. The Level 2 Diploma provides students with an excellent opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding in horse care and or riding through a mix of practical, classroom and work-based study. This course allows for some flexibility in the units taken. Some units that may be taken dependent on the interest of the individual are below. 


  • Feeding and watering horses
  • Routine stable duties
  • Riding on the flat and over fences
  • Principles of horse biology
  • Horse grooming, trimming and plaiting
  • Lunging horses
  • Horse tack and clothing
  • Work experience and employability skills
  • English and Maths, as required.

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 or D or equivalent, preferably including English and Maths. Equivalent qualifications may also be considered. If the individual wants to do the riding units they will be asked to submit a video of their riding ability.

Your next steps...

Students can progress to study at Level 3 or go into employment.


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