Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care (BTEC)
Closed now for new entries.
This course provides an excellent entry to Equine studies for the student looking to study with horses in a Hands on practical environment. You do not have to own a horse to take advantage of this training opportunity.
1 year – attending 3 days a week plus an additional 150 hours work experience.
Applicants will be 16 to 18 years of age and have at least ONE of the following:
4 GCSE’s – Grades D and preferably to include English and Maths.
Suitable experience around horses together with a Riding capability to a good canter standard.
Combinations of the above will be considered.
Aims of the course:
Students are placed in a working and learning environment to help prepare them for work in the horse Industry, or progression to Level 3 studies. Students will develop their skills and confidence handling and riding horses, and gain good knowledge in Horse Care and how to behave in a working environment.
150 hours Work experience is an essential part of the course. This will be time tabled within the Callum Park Riding Centre for students to carry out yard based practical duties. Students will be given opportunities to help with Organised Events and Riding School activities.
Areas of study
Method of Assessment
This course has a high content of practical learning; students are continuously assessed through practical assessments, work sheets, projects, posters, observations, questions and tests. There are no formal examinations.
This Diploma is equivalent to 4 GCSE’s and a dedicated Careers advisor will signpost routes to Higher Education such as the Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management or advise on employment opportunities within the Equine sector.
Equipment and uniform
BSI approved riding hat, jodhpurs, whip, gloves, water proof clothing and footwear suitable for yard work, riding boots and a Body Protector. Course Sweatshirts and polo shirts are purchased from our Tack shop. A full grooming kit and personal stationary items. A detailed list will be provided prior to commencement and items purchased through our Tack shop receive a student discount.