A Level Programme

Horse Management Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

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About this course

This exciting course will provide entry or progression into the Animal Care sector but with particular focus on the Equine industry. The course is designed to offer both a practical and theoretical knowledge of a wide variety of animals whilst focusing on Equine Science in greater depth.

What will I learn?

During the 2 year course you will study a variety of units including:

  • Understand and Promote Animal Health
  • Plan and Monitor Animal Feeding
  • Understand the Principles of Animal Biology
  • Understand Animal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Understand the Principles of Horse Behaviour and Welfare
  • Understand the Principles of Animal Nutrition
  • Undertake an Investigative Project in the Land-Based (Equine) Sector

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is by written coursework, practical observation, photographic evidence and an oral presentation.

What do I need?

General Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A*-C including English and Maths at grade 4 (grade C)

Specific Requirements

  • Maths at grade 5 (grade B) with Science and Additional Science at grade C (BTEC Science at Distinction or Merit may be considered)

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

Where can it take me?

  • College Progression - Animal Management HNC or a range of HNC/D, Foundation Degrees and professional qualifications
  • University Progression - related degree courses, including Equine Studies
  • Careers- potential employment within riding establishments, feed companies or related equine businesses

Additional Information

This is a theory-based course and will not include practical work with horses within the College environment. You will need to undertake work experience alongside the course in order to improve your practical ability. Although the main focus of the course is on horses, a range of other species will also be covered to allow for comparative anatomy. An interest in all animals is therefore important.

Planned visits include trips to different equine businesses and guest speakers will include alternative therapists and nutritionists. This course should be combined with A Levels.