Coleg Meirion Dwyfor

Full Time BTEC First Certificate / Diploma in Horse Care

Coleg Meirion Dwyfor
In Ffordd Clynnog

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Typology BTEC
Location Ffordd clynnog (Wales)
Duration 1 Year
  • BTEC
  • Ffordd clynnog (Wales)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
Description

This is a practical, work-related course aimed at developing a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It covers basic knowledge and technical practical skills. Course modules include horse welfare, behavior, horse presentation, handling and exercise. The equitation.

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Government funding available

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Where and when

Location

Starts

Ffordd Clynnog (Gwynedd)
Glynllifon, LL54 5DU

Starts

On request

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· Requirements

* 4 GCSE D-G * GNVQ Level foundation * Level 1 NVQ Horse Care * Introductory Certificate / Diploma in Land based Industry * Entry requirements may be different for adults.

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Course programme



BTEC First Certificate / Diploma in Horse Care
This is a practical, work-related course aimed at developing a wide range of skills and knowledge. You will learn by completing projects and assignments that are based on realistic workplace situations, activities and demands. It covers basic knowledge and technical practical skills.
Course modules include horse welfare, behavior, horse presentation, handling and exercise. The equitation module is of paramount importance with students participating in riding four times each week.
Upon successful completion and a positive tutor report it is possible to progress on to the National Diploma / Certificate. The First Diploma is equivalent to four GCSE grade A* - C and may be taken as a full-time or part-time course. The Certificate is normally undertaken part-time over one year.

Course duration:

* First Certificate - One year part-time
* First Diploma - One year full time

Level:
Level 2

Full/Part Time :
Full TIme

What will I need to follow the course?

* 4 GCSE D-G
* GNVQ Level foundation
* Level 1 NVQ Horse Care
* Introductory Certificate / Diploma in Land based Industry
* Entry requirements may be different for adults.

Where will I study:
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What will I study?
This course provides a basic introduction to the equine industry. You will learn a great deal of theory, develop numerous practical skills, and undertake research. You will spend a total of 6 weeks undertaking work experience. This will prepare you for a range of occupations involving horses. You will study the units listed below. Two core units: Industry Experience Industry and Organizations Four specialist units from the following: Horse Behaviour and Welfare Introduction to Biology Estate Skills Habitat Establishment and Maintenance Horse Handling and Exercise Horse Care Horse Preparation and Presentation Riding Horses

Will I have to sit any examinations?
There are no examinations but you will carry out assignments during the year.

What will I have at the end of the course?
Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a First Diploma in Horse Care. During the course you will also have the opportunity to gain additional qualifications, namely BHS, NVQ Level 1, Riding and Road Safety Test.

What next?
Upon completion of the course you will be able to study for a National Diploma or National Certificate in Equine Studies or complete the BHS examinations. Career options include employment as a stable worker or groom.

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