This is a two year Level 3 Equine Management Programme which focuses on developing the skills needed to pursue a career in Equine Management and is based the the College Competition Yard and BHS Assessment Centre. The course aims to develop the learner's practical skills and underpin these with the principles of theory on a range of topics such as horse health, anatomy & nutrition, horse husbandry and yard management. The course includes a compulsory work experience placement of 150 hours as well as compulsory employer involvement activities.
As part of the programme, learners will also build on essential skills in literacy & numeracy and opportunities are provided for GCSE's in English and Mathematics. Learner's bilingualism will also be developed.
Alongside the course, there will be the opportunity to take industry recognised British Horse Society (BHS) examinations subject to reaching the required standard.
This course provides the learner with the qualification needed to carry on and study at Higher Education.
Successful students have the opportunity to progress to Higher Education, for example full or part time Foundation Degree courses, or to enter careers such as yard management, stud work, the racing industry or advisory services.
Both the Extended Diploma Course and selected BHS exams carry UCAS points, enabling the learner to apply for Higher Education courses.
Synoptic assessment and indivisual unit assignments: Are externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.
End of year theory exam: Is externally set and externally marked and can be taken either online or as a written paper.
Internally marked and externally moderated diary of work placement.
British Horse Society exams are practical assessments in both ridden and horse knowledge and care sections.
Four GCSEs A*- C (to include Maths, English or Welsh) or a Level 2 qualification in a relevant subject plus one GCSE (A*- C) in either Mathematics, Welsh or English.
All learners are required to pay an administration fee of £45 prior to enrolment.
You will need to provide your own stationery and may also incur costs if the department arranges educational visits.