Horse Care (Work-based)

  • Level 2 Diploma

  • 1 year full-time

We have excellent facilities to help you further your studies in the area of horse care, with an emphasis on hands on training to help you really get the full experience. Our facilities include stabling for 30 horses, indoor and outdoor arenas and a cross-country course.

Studying at Level 2, you will benefit from work placement which is a great opportunity to experience working within an existing organisation and see what happens in an actual workplace.

If you would like to work in the equine industry, this course will enable you to start that journey.

You will gain a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on learning, along with valuable horsemanship skills on the College’s vocational yard.

With both a ‘ride’ option and a ‘non-ride’ alternative, the course caters for all elements of stable management skills. Weekend duties and one day per week working on the stable yards is an integral part of this course.

The awarding body for this qualification is City & Guilds.

Assessments will be practically focused with some additional written assessments.

  • 2 GCSEs at Grade D
  • For the ride option – you will need to demonstrate that you can ride a horse in a balanced and controlled way in walk, trot and canter

This qualification can help you progress in a wide range of horse care roles including groom, assistant yard supervisor or work in ancillary equine businesses.

Alternatively, progress to a Level 2 Equine Technical qualification or Level 3 Equine apprenticeship.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £325*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

If you would like to work in the equine industry, this course will enable you to start that journey.

You will gain a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on learning, along with valuable horsemanship skills on the College’s vocational yard.

With both a ‘ride’ option and a ‘non-ride’ alternative, the course caters for all elements of stable management skills. Weekend duties and one day per week working on the stable yards is an integral part of this course.

The awarding body for this qualification is City & Guilds.

Assessments will be practically focused with some additional written assessments.

  • 2 GCSEs at Grade D
  • For the ride option – you will need to demonstrate that you can ride a horse in a balanced and controlled way in walk, trot and canter

This qualification can help you progress in a wide range of horse care roles including groom, assistant yard supervisor or work in ancillary equine businesses.

Alternatively, progress to a Level 2 Equine Technical qualification or Level 3 Equine apprenticeship.

Enrolment fee: £40

Course-related fees, eg materials/equipment: £325*

*This cost is approximate and is subject to change. Some costs may be payable to the College and some may be payable to external suppliers. Further details can be obtained by contacting hello@bridgend.ac.uk. There may be support available towards these costs; please visit our website for more information.

Please note: Access to an appropriate digital device for learning is required for this course. You may be eligible for support with this; please visit our website for more information.

Pencoed Campus, Pencoed, CF35 5LG

This campus is home to an extensive range of subject areas: Land-based, Construction, Sport and Public Services along with our brand new state-of-the-art STEAM Academy for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths.

The campus has great facilities such as a 3G sports pitch, modern equine areas, sports hall and conditioning gym. Located on the outskirts of the village of Pencoed, this campus also offers local amenities and transport links within easy reach.

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