Level 3 Diplomas in

Equine Management

with Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma options

Offered at Croft End Equestrian Centre

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.

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?

Year 1

  • Understand and promote animal health
  • Select fit and evaluate tack and equipment
  • Plan & monitor animal feeding
  • Prep horses for presentation
  • Undertake stable and yard management
  • Contribute to managing an equine event
  • Understand the principles of equitation
  • 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 assessment and maximum weight limit based on scale. Click here for further information on our new scale of weight limit for riding.

Student Profile

Tayla Lewis

Level 3 Diploma in Equine Management

Croft end is where I learnt to ride at the age of 9 and carried on with my lessons for many of years. I continued to have lessons even when i had my own ponies! After leaving school in 2010 I decided that I wanted a career with horses but didn’t want to move away from home! Croft end/Reaseheath was an smazing stepping stone where I studied for 2 years where I was taught by Lisa and Claire! After leaving croft end, I got a job with a top showing producer where I got the opportunity to ride and own some of the best show ponies in the country! I have competed at all major county shows including HOYS, Royal International and Olympia! I am also on the CHAPS UK judging panel.

I have been working with horses for 8 years now and will continue too for many years!