If you are looking for an A level equivalent qualification that will help launch your dream career in the equine industry, this 2 year course is ideal. You can earn you up to 112 UCAS points, through the primary course and a further 56 UCAS points for the attached Welsh Baccalaureate program.
This course starts in September
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma
Overview & Modules
You will attend dynamic sessions which will cover a large variety of equestrian topics. You will develop the specific technical, professional skills and knowledge which will lead to meaningful employment in the equine industry. You will explore a wide range of subjects including stable yard operations, horse health, exercising horses (there are also non ride options), fitting and evaluating horse tack/equipment, stud and business.
You will also be prepared for the world of work through the completion of a 2 week placement off campus plus weekly work experience on the college yard. As part of the course, you will also assist staff with the running events, shows and BHS exams held at the college. Our Equestrian Centre is BHS approved and a well established Welsh competition venue for dressage and show jumping.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways which will include assignments, controlled assessments and exams.
5 GCSEs at Grade C or above (must include English language and Science) OR
Level 2 Tech Cert Equine at Merit
If applying for the ‘ride option’, you must have the ability to ride a horse at walk, trot, canter and jump over a small fence.
Continue your studies
On successful completion of the first year, you will have achieved the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management. Successful completion of the second year will achieve the full Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management and eligibility to progress to HND Equine Studies or other higher education study.
Alternatively, progress to employment such as Riding Instructor (with BHS qualifications), Yard Manager, competition work or as a business owner.
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