Level 3 Diploma in

Equine Management

Advanced Technical Extended Diploma

If you aspire to work in the equestrian industry – either hands-on with the horses or in a related science or business role then this is the course for you.

This advanced level course is designed to give you the practical skills and underpinning knowledge for a successful career in the equine industry, or for progression on to higher level study.

You will study equine behaviour and welfare, nutrition and feeding and equine biology, as well as choose from additional specialist units such as equitation, coaching and rehabilitation.

You will also develop your industry skills through work placements and study tours in the UK and abroad.

What will I study?

1080 = 19 units from the below:

720 = 13 units from the below:

  • Behaviour and welfare
  • Customer care
  • Equine biology
  • Equine health
  • Event management
  • Level 3 core maths
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Ride on the flat and over fences
  • Riding and exercising horses
  • Tack and equipment
  • Work experience
  • Work placement
  • Working horses from the ground
  • Yard and stable management
  • Functional Skills or GCSE in English and Maths depending on previous qualifications

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

  • 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

  • International Groom
  • Yard Manager
  • Coach or Instructor
  • Equine Lecturer
  • Veterinary Nurse (following further study)

Please note: acceptance onto riding units is subject to a rider assessment, click here for further information.

Ambition: Equine physiotherapist

School: Culcheth High School, Warrington

Age: 19

Becky was unsure which equine career to follow when she came to college but is now considering physiotherapy and rehabilitation.

A ‘distinction’ student on her course, she already had ‘A’ levels when she came to us and will continue onto a degree once she returns from a summer teaching riding with Camp America.

Becky brought her own mare ‘Spirit’ to college as a working livery but widened her riding experience thanks to our range of schoolmasters.

She says: “The staff are amazing and are willing to spend a lot of time and effort to get the best out of you.”