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City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Work-based 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 CITY AND GUILDS LEVEL 1 DIPLOMA IN WORK-BASED HORSE CARE
Code 50122800
Qualification Type Vocationally-related Qualification (VRQ)
Qualification Level Level 1
Course type Full Time

Overview

THE COURSE

This is a practical programme with an emphasis on working with horses to allow you to gain the skills required to work in the equine industry. As part of the course, you will also develop your basic knowledge and understanding of horse care and what it entails.

Details

Maintaining health and safety in the workplace

Principles of maintaining good working relations with others

Principles of feeding and watering horses

How to groom and wash horses

Principles of and assisting with cleaning the stables and yard

Principles of and assisting with putting on and taking off tack and rugs

Principles of and assisting with cleaning tack and horse clothing

Principles of and assisting with leading and controlling a horse for inspection under direction

Principles of and assisting with catching and moving horses

Principles of and riding under supervision in enclosed spaces

English and Maths, as required

How will it be delivered?

Assessment includes a variety of techniques, including class tests, portfolio-based and practical assessments.

GCSE / Functional Skills exams in Maths and English will be compulsory if these have not been achieved at grade 4 when you start the course. 

Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required.

Regular practical equine experience is essential. For the riding option, you must also demonstrate a suitable level of riding. We also have a maximum weight limit of 13 stone. 

Your next steps...

Students can progress to the Level 2 Diploma at the college.

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