Technical Baccalaureate in

Equine Management

The Technical Baccalaureate is a government backed programme that is designed for talented individuals who wish to pursue a career within the equine industry.

This innovative programme is ideal if you are ambitious and keen to pursue a career within the equine industry.

You will study the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management along with advanced Maths and an independent research project. You will also have the opportunity to work towards industry recognised British Horse Society (BHS) qualifications and you’ll complete a specialist industry work placement.

At a glance

How long will it take?

  • 2 years, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • 5 GCSEs at grades B or above to include English, Maths and Science
  • Relevant Level 2 Diploma at Merit or above with GCSE grade B in Maths and English. Those with other level 2 qualifications will be considered on a case by case basis

What qualifications will I gain?

Successful completion of these 3 elements will result in the awarding of the Technical Baccalaureate performance measure

Course options after this programme

  • You may progress into Higher Education, gain employment within the equine industry or start a Higher Apprenticeship

Higher Education course options

  • Equine business management
  • Rural events management
  • Equine science and sports coaching
  • Equine and human sports performance
  • Equine science
  • Equine breeding and stud management
  • A range of applied science, business or sports programmes

Career options

  • Business management
  • Nutritional or behavioural advisors / consultants / research
  • Veterinary related careers (thermography / radiography / physiotherapy / chiropractor)
  • Pharmacological research
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lecturing
  • Coaching
Year 1 modules

What will I study?

  • Behaviour and welfare
  • Equine biology
  • Equine health
  • Level 3 core maths
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Riding and exercising horses*
  • Tack and equipment
  • Work experience
  • Yard and stable management

*These modules are optional

You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications that support industry skills development.

Year 2 modules

What will I study?

  • Customer care*
  • Event management
  • Ride on the flat and over fences*
  • Undertake an extended project
  • Working horses from the ground

*These modules are optional

You will also have the opportunity to undertake additional qualifications that support industry skills development.

Additional qualifications

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

  • BHS
  • College certificates in riding, stable management & volunteering and health & safety
Industry mentors

You will also complete an industry based placement and be assigned an ‘Industry Mentor’ who will provide support and guidance during your course programme. Industry mentors are individuals who are successful within the equine industry and have a range of skills and experience to share with our students.

This will help you to develop the knowledge, experience and skills that will best prepare you for a career in the equine industry.

Useful information

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.


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.


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.