Vocational Course

Horse Care BTEC Level 2

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About this course

This Level 2 course will provide essential skills and a foundation for a successful career within the equine industry. It offers a practical experience within an equine establishment in addition to academic study. We cater for a wide range of skills and abilities and aim to develop a sound level of competence when caring for and handling horses.

You will be based at an equine establishment for two days a week and spend one day a week in College.

What will I learn?

During the course you will complete 7 units including:

  • Undertaking Industry Experience
  • Principles of Feeding and Watering Horses
  • Horse Handling
  • Animal Health and Welfare
  • Horse Behaviour
  • Introduction to Keeping Horses at Grass
  • Horse Biology

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by assignment-based coursework and some practical work.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 3 GCSEs with 1 subject at grade D and English and Maths at grade 2 (grade E)

In certain circumstances we will accept variations to this entry guide and create a personalised programme.

Where can it take me?

  • Halesowen College - Level 3 vocational courses, including Animal Management
  • Careers- potential employment within a riding establishment, tack shop, competition, livery or hunt yard

Additional Information

You will need suitable outdoor clothing and footwear as you will be working outside in all weathers.