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Full-Time & A Level Courses

Horse management City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma

Level 3

Course code: F22D379
Type: Full Time, A Level & T Level > Full Time
Duration: 1 to 2 years
Subject area: Equine
Location: Holme Lacy
Additional Costs - £225.00

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 course will teach you how to care for horses up to competition level and give you the opportunity to work at our commercial riding school. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of the industry and its disciplines, as well as the biology, behaviour and welfare of the horse. We aim to provide the best possible vocational experience for you, as well as developing your learning and understanding of the equine industry. All full-time students participate in yard duties throughout the year alongside their main programme of study.

Why choose us

The newly constructed riding arena and established cross-country course will help you to progress your riding with us, along with our wide range of horses and fully qualified instructors. The experienced equine staff are also on hand to enhance your learning in the classroom and during the practical sessions on the yard, enabling you to make the most of your studies and progress within the industry, or to higher education. You will also have the opportunity to organise and run your own equine show, as well as the chance to visit equine events.

What you could do next

Study options may include Degree in Equine Science/Studies. Employment options may include riding instructors/freelance teachers/ work riders, yard supervisors, management (with further experience).

Popular modules

  • Horse Fitness

  • Competition Grooming

  • Exercising Horses

  • Equine Health

Assessment methods

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

Entry requirements

A minimum of five GSCEs at grade 4, including English and/or maths or successful completion of a relevant Level 2 qualification at merit grade and good progress with English and maths, including attendance at the GCSE exams if applicable.