Level 1 Certificate in

Work-based Horse Care

This course introduces you to the basics of horse care. It’s a great stepping stone for people who are keen to work with horses, but don’t have previous experience.

Our expert staff will help you learn skills in handling horses, grooming and general horse care. There’ll also be opportunities to learn about stable management, go on off-site trips and take part in riding lessons.

What will I study?

  • Stable management
  • Off-site visits
  • Horse husbandry
  • Health and Safety
  • Preparation for interview
  • Work experience
  • Personal development classes
  • Job applications and course applications
  • You will complete a 3 week work placement
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

Optional

  • Riding (enrichment only)

How long will it take?

  • 1 year, full-time

What qualifications do I need to start?

  • You do not need exam passes to start but you do need to be at entry level in literacy and numeracy
  • You will have at least one interview and an assessment of your literacy and numeracy and support needs before you are offered a place

What qualifications will I gain?

Course options after this programme

Career options

  • Assistant groom at riding school or livery yard
  • Groom or assistant groom across a range of equine establishments

Please note: Acceptance onto riding units is subject to assessment and maximum weight limit based on scale. Click here for further information on our new scale of weight limit for riding. Minimum level required is equivalent to BHS Stage 1 standard