BTEC First Diploma in Horse Care

Weston College
In Weston Super Mare

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Important information

Typology BTEC
Location Weston super mare
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Weston super mare
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

What will I do on this course?

Important information

Government funding available

Venues

Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Weston Super Mare
Knightstone Road, BS23 2AL, Somerset, England
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Starts On request
Location
Weston Super Mare
Knightstone Road, BS23 2AL, Somerset, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

You will need at least 4 GCSEs in the C-E range, preferably to include two at grade C or above or an appropriate Level 1 qualification. Some riding experience and knowledge of horses is required. Before starting the course you will be given a riding assessment. Please note it is possible to complete the First Diploma in Horse Care without taking the riding option.

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Course programme


BTEC First Diploma in Horse Care
BTEC First Diploma

Venue
Knightstone Campus / Badgworth Arena Equestrian Centre

What will I do on this course?

This course provides you with a valuable introduction to careers in the equine industry.
The topics you will study include:

Developing riding and practical horse care skills

· Theory of riding
· Horse anatomy
· Introduction to business studies.
You will be given the opportunity to achieve additional qualifications alongside your main course, including starting to train for British Horse Society (BHS) examinations. You will also gain Functional Skills qualifications.

How will I be assessed?
This course is assessed on a continuous basis through a combination of practical assessments of your riding skills and horse husbandry, together with some written coursework.

AT A GLANCE
Duration
1 Year

Level
Level 2

Progression
Progress to the National Diploma in Horse Management, if you achieve an overall Merit grade on this course. Achieving this course will give you the equivalent of 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C.
Or Go directly into employment in the equine industry.

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