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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Horse care City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate

Level 2

Course code: F22D383
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level
Duration: 1 year
Subject area: Equine
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £185.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

This programme is an excellent opportunity for you to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of horse care and riding through both practical and theory-based sessions. The course includes valuable work experience which will enable you to develop reliable practical skills in the equine industry and on the College equine yard. All students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study.

Why choose us

Previous students have taken part in many different visits, including to the Horse of the Year Show and Badminton Horse Trials, as well as visiting various equine establishments such as racing, polo, dressage yards and natural horsemanship centres. There are also opportunities to gain additional qualifications such as Emergency First Aid at Work, training for BHS Stage exams and the BHS Riding and Road Safety. You will have the opportunity, if you wish, to compete on College horses and take part in various events such as inter- college competitions.

What you could do next

Study options may include Level 3 in Horse Management. Employment options may include: competition groom, riding schools and livery yards, competition yards, racing industry or equine retail industry.

Popular modules

  • Horse Riding

  • Equine Health and Welfare

  • Working in Equine Industry

  • Horse Tack and Equipment

Assessment methods

Assessment will be via External exam, synoptic assignment & written assignments

Entry requirements

Four GCSEs at Grade 3 or above (to include English, maths and science)