Combine Equine studies with A-Levels through the unique Canterbury Academy Pathway program.
Horse Studies and Horse Courses
At Kent's Equine Educational Specialists
The KEA delivered Equine courses for those wishing to study with Horses in Kent and either get a job with Horses or go on to study an Equine Degree at University !
We Specialised in BTEC Diplomas Levels 1, 2 and 3 in Horse Studies and Management for 16 to 18 years olds and delivered training in a Practical and Small group Environment.
Perfect for those who wanted to Leave school, Study with Horses in a Cool & Understanding environment and end up with a really useful qualification at the end of it all !
The KEA was the most successful Independent Equine Educational establishment ever to be seen in Kent. No other independent ever came close to matching its quality and scale and are unlikely to in the future. It has been forced to close in 2018 due to the removal of its student funding.
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“There is a need for a Student focussed Equine training provider in Kent” says Phil Karnavas – Executive Principle of the Canterbury Academy – “Our own journey of change over the last few years has resulted in our Academy being judged as Outstanding by Ofsted. We identify with the quality and ethos at the Kent Equine Academy and their determination to put the student first. We are proud to partner this venture and look forward to expanding this outstanding facility even further.”
“All too often we see qualified job applicants ill equipped for the workplace or hear from students either lost in large groups or spending all their time mucking out “- says Louisa McGee – Equine Principle at the Kent Equine Academy –“We learn about our students as individuals and make sure their training suits them and future employers.”
“We are delighted to see the expansion of the Kent Equine Academy” says Alex Copeland – Head of Sports development at the British Equestrian Federation. “Our organisation promotes the development of Equestrian Sports in the UK and we need a well trained Modern workforce to drive this. This is exactly the sort of Training provider we need to produce the next generation of coaches.
“We are delighted with our partnership in The Kent Equine Academy” – says Rachel Meehan – Director of Post 16 Studies – “The course delivery is excellent and the shared ethos and commitment to students has made the integration of the Equine Academy into our organisation a pleasure. Judging by the number of student applications we are now receiving it seems that we have the right offer in place for the Equine students of Kent”
I have worked with the Kent Equine Academy (KEA) for the past five years in our partnership for providing high quality vocational education for horse management. KEA management and staff have always been very professional in their course delivery and have annually met BTEC delivery standards for both their Level 2 and Level 3 courses. What stands out for me is the commitment of the KEA to the development of the students who study there – not just in their BTEC qualification, but by offering other equine qualifications, as well as work placement and part time work opportunities. Their equine academy is ideally situated in a rural location, with an extensive range of facilities and expertise.
The Kent Equine Academy is a wonderful addition to the post 16 learning provision in Kent. Many young people express a wish to follow a specialised learning pathway which could help them become employed in the county’s thriving horse care community and the academy offers the ideal environment for this. KCC is extremely pleased that the shared vision of the Canterbury Academy and this wonderful facility has allowed such a unique provision to benefit local students