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Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

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Course Description

Have you always had a passion for horses? Would you love to work in the Equine Care sector and work with horses every day? Come and study in our incredible 70-acre woodland setting and prepare for the many diverse businesses and employment opportunities within this sector, for example at riding schools, livery yards, competition yards, trekking centres, breeders, trainers, welfare charities and freelance services.

You may choose a job where riding is involved, or you may choose a non-riding role, for example in retail, manufacturing or event management. There are also many allied businesses such as membership bodies, professional associations or those involved with education and training.

Working with horses is extremely rewarding, but it can require hard work, with long hours. Dedication and enthusiasm to the role are key to your success.

This course is taught at our Middleton campus, located in Middleton, Greater Manchester.


Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

Entry Requirements

5 GCSEs Grade 5 or above to include English Language, Maths and Science at Grade 5.

Learners will undertake a riding assessment to determine riding ability.


Course content:

  • Health and Safety
  • Work Experience
  • Undertake Stable Yard Operations
  • Equine Health
  • Horse Tack and Equipment
  • Biological Systems of Horses
  • Prepare Horses for Presentation
  • Equine Feeding and Nutrition
  • Horse Behaviour and Welfare
  • Principles of Equitation
  • Contribute to Managing and Equine Event
  • Principles of horse Fitness
  • Business Management in the Land Based Sector

There will also be additional units to assess your riding ability.

Work Experience

There is a mandatory requirement to complete 150 hours work placement in an Equine related industry.


Higher Education / Employment.

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