Level 3 Diplomas in

Horse Management

(Science and Therapy or

Retail and Events Management routes)

Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma options

Depending on your previous qualifications, you could opt to study either an Extended Diploma, Diploma or Subsidiary Diploma in Horse Management. For more information on Level 3 Diplomas visit our choosing the right course for you page. You can find out more about each study option using the tabs below.

An excellent study route if you’re looking to pursue a non-riding focused career within the equestrian industry. You’ll receive comprehensive training in a variety of practical and theory based topics, working to develop essential industry skills required by employers.

A strong emphasis is placed on academic content with the chance to focus on business methods or scientific principles depending on your career aspirations.

Extended Diploma

What will I study?

  • Care of the competition horse
  • Introduction to the racing industry
  • Working horses from the ground
  • Select, fit and evaluate horse tack equipment
  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Undertake stable and yard management
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare
  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Business management in the land-based sector
  • Understand grassland management
  • Understand and promote animal health
  • Undertake and review work experience
  • Prepare horses for presentation
  • Contribute to managing an equine event
  • Understand and apply the principles of horse fitness
  • Undertake retail merchandising for the land-based sector
  • Understand the principles of horse rehabilitation and therapy
  • Understand estate skills
  • Understand the principles of inheritance and genetic manipulation
  • Investigative project
  • Compulsory yard duties
  • Work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

*Some of the units listed above are optional

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Equine business management
  • Veterinary related careers (thermography/radiography/physiotherapy/chiropractor)
  • Pharmacological research
  • Nutritional advisors/consultants/research
  • Equine rehabilitation and equine science
  • Events co-ordinator or manager
  • Equine sales – tack or nutritionist
  • Stud research
  • Lecturing

Please note: acceptance onto riding units is subject to assessment and weight limit of 13 stone

Diploma

What will I study?

  • Care of the competition horse
  • Introduction to the racing industry
  • Working horses from the ground
  • Select, fit and evaluate horse tack equipment
  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Undertake stable and yard management
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare
  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Business management in the land-based sector
  • Understand grassland management
  • Understand and promote animal health
  • Undertake and review work experience
  • Prepare horses for presentation
  • Contribute to managing an equine event
  • Understand and apply the principles of horse fitness
  • Undertake retail merchandising for the land-based sector
  • Understand the principles of horse rehabilitation and therapy
  • Understand estate skills
  • Understand the principles of inheritance and genetic manipulation
  • Investigative project
  • Compulsory yard duties
  • Work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

*You will study 12 units from the list above for the Diploma option

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Equine business management
  • Veterinary related careers (thermography/radiography/physiotherapy/chiropractor)
  • Pharmacological research
  • Nutritional advisors/consultants/research
  • Equine rehabilitation and equine science
  • Events co-ordinator or manager
  • Equine sales – tack or nutritionist
  • Stud research
  • Lecturing

Please note: acceptance onto riding units is subject to assessment and weight limit of 13 stone

Subsidiary

What will I study?

  • Select, fit and evaluate horse tack equipment
  • Plan and monitor animal feeding
  • Undertake stable and yard management
  • Understand the principles of animal biology
  • Understand animal anatomy and physiology
  • Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare
  • Understand the principles of nutrition
  • Understand grassland management
  • Business management in the land-based sector
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Equine business management
  • Veterinary related careers (thermography/radiography/physiotherapy/chiropractor)
  • Pharmacological research
  • Nutritional advisors/consultants/research
  • Equine rehabilitation and equine science
  • Events co-ordinator or manager
  • Equine sales – tack or nutritionist
  • Stud research
  • Lecturing
Additional qualifications

You will have the chance to work towards additional qualifications, including:

  • Minimising risks whilst working in the Equine industry
  • Volunteering/working within the community
  • Customer service
  • IT skills
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • BHS qualifications
Industry mentors

Level 3, Year 1:

Carol Chandler

Carol has been the owner manager of Nantwich Saddlery for the past 15 years. Carols equine business started with rug washing and cleaning which is still operating as part of the overall Nantwich Saddlery Business.

Bill Perratt

Bill is a Master Saddler and is registered with the Society of Master Saddlers. He has many years of experience in the equine industry, working within dressage, eventing, show jumping and pleasure riding.

Tyler Cassells

BHSII, FdSc, NVQ3, Rider, Trainer and Groom

Tyler has been riding since the age of ten, he has undertaken and achieved a range of qualifications and is an active event rider based at Somerford Park in Cheshire.

Tyler has been selected to be on the Excell Talent Programme, as well as being part of the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS).

www.tylercassellsequine.com

Level 3, Year 2:

Forage Plus

ForageplusTM was founded in 2011 by Sarah Braithwaite and Dr Lee Proctor. As a professional working with horses for 15 years, Sarah has witnessed many health issues which appeared to originate from the nutrition and environment in which domestic horses were kept. After training with some of the world’s leading horse health experts and conducting extensive research into aspects of whole horse health, the seeds of ForageplusTM were born. ForageplusTM is a unique equine nutrition service like no other in the UK.

www.forageplus.co.uk

Tullis Matson – Stallion AI Services

Tullis began his careers with horses working in a racing stables where he spent two years as assistant trainer to Phillip Hobbs. In 1990 he came home to run his father’s non thoroughbred stud at Twemlows Hall.

Click here to read all about our industry mentors.

Useful information

Livery packages at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre

We offer a range of livery packages from full working livery to DIY livery with a stable management option. To find out more about our livery packages visit the livery pages on our website.

How much will this course cost?

If you are under 19 on 31st August 2018 the tuition fees and exam costs are free for our courses. If you are aged 19 or over you may have to pay a fee.

You may also be required to pay costs associated with study tours or additional qualifications.

For more information on fees and to find out about what financial support may be available to you visit the student finance pages on our website.

Transport

Our college buses pick up over 1,400 students each day from a wide area. From September 2018 all college bus routes to Reaseheath will be FREE. To find a bus route near you visit the transport pages on our website.

Accommodation

At Reaseheath we have on-site residential accommodation for 785 students. If you are aged over 16 and studying on a full-time course you may apply for a residential place. Visit the accommodation pages on our website for more information.

How do I apply?

If you have found a course you are interested in and are in Year 11 or above you can apply now online. For a step by step guide on the application process visit the how to apply pages on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

You can find out more information about this course on our FAQs page.

Student Profile
Jack Moore

Ambition: Top show horse producer

School: Bishop Heber High School, Malpas

Age: 19

Jack chose to follow a theory-only route on our Level 3 Subsidiary course due to outside commitments.

His family runs a successful showing yard and Jack helps to prepare up to 15 horses for major competitions, hence his busy schedule. He’s had many wins in the showring and competes at top shows such as HOYS and the Royal International Horse Show.

He’s progressed onto our BSc Equine Science and Sports Performance.

Jack says: “The lecturers here as so understanding when I’m away competing and always make sure I don’t miss out on anything.”