British Horse Society Work Based Diploma Level 1
About this Course...
At the centre, we have excellent training facilities; the courses are suitable for anyone who wishes to study horse care in the work place. You will study a range of topics that will enable you to work safely and effectively with horses. The topics studied will include assisting with routine stable management and husbandry tasks, safe handling practices, riding, recognition of tack, its use and cleaning etc.
All assessments are practically based while working on the yard; there are no exams at the end of the programme. Time will be spent building a portfolio to provide evidence of your knowledge
Who is the course for?
This course is suitable for anyone who wishes to study horse care in a more practical setting rather than in the classroom although some class work is done.
What will I study on the course?
You will study a range of topics that will enable you to work effectively and safely with horses. The topics studied will include assisting with routine stable management, assisting with routine husbandry tasks, safe handling practices, recognition of tack and its use and cleaning, health & safety and developing effective working relationships. Some students may also be given the opportunity to complete ridden units. The programme is based in centres so you will be learning in an industry based commercial environment.
What other skills will I acquire?
You will work effectively within a team while increasing your skills with in the equine industry. Focus will be put on health and safety aspects and maintaining working relationships with your colleagues and supervisors.
What will I need for the course?
You will need a range of GCSEs in the D - G range or basic skills at Entry Level 3. A general interest in working with horses & some practical experience is also required. Entry is also subject to a successful interview at the centre. You will need to be able to demonstrate knowledge of why you want to work with horses and the enthusiasm to achieve within the industry.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed through completion of coursework and practical assessments while working on the yard.
How long is the course?
The course is one year in length.
What can I do on completion of this course?
Students who successfully attain the Level 1 programme can progress on to the Level 2 programme. Alternatively you could apply to progress on to a full time horse management programme at the centre or another college or go into employment.