Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate

Equine Management

Do you want to upskill in your current role and enhance your equine knowledge? Or do you fancy a career change and aspire to work in the equestrian industry?

If you want to gain the skills needed to work either hands-on with horses or in a related science or business role, this is the course for you!

This flexible course will run two evenings a week online and one weekend per month on-site, making it easy to fit in with your existing commitments. It 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 health, and you will have the option to study additional industry qualifications. You will also develop your industry skills through work placements and talks from industry specialists.

What will I study?

  • Behaviour and welfare
  • Principles of health and safety
  • Equine health
  • Nutrition and feeding
  • Tack and equipment
  • Work experience
  • Work placement
  • Yard and stable management
  • 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

  • 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

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

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