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Level 2- Equine
Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR
Students will learn how to plan and monitor animal feeding as well as learn how to maintain animal health, welfare and accommodation. The course themes include planning and monitoring animal feeding, maintaining animal health, biology, welfare and accommodation, animal handling and grooming. There are lectures, talks from guest speakers, visits, practical sessions in the Animal Unit and work related experience. Students' work is assessed continually throughout the course.
Students wishing to undertake this course are expected to be willing to work hard on the stable yard and be enthusiastic to learn about horse care. Physical activity, therefore, forms a large part of the course. You will be expected to be hardworking and ‘hands on’ in both the practical and academic aspects of the course.
Feeding and watering horses
Routine stable duties, horse handling
Horse tack and clothing
Riding under supervision
Introduction to lungeing horses
Health and safety with horses
English and Maths
*Actual subject content dependent on study centre
How will it be delivered?
Students are required to find their own work placement where a minimum of 150 work placement hours must be completed. Work experience forms part of the study programme and it is not possible to compete the programme without it.
Support from the college is available to aid students in finding a suitable placement but we encourage students to find suitable placements before they commence their study programmes. All placements are Health and Safety checked prior to students commencing work experience.
4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, Maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.
Your next steps...
Upon successful completion of this course, you may progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management.
You may also choose to seek employment following completion of your course which may be in one of the areas listed below.
Hunting yard manager
Groom at riding school
Assistant yard manager
Ancillary equine business
Coaching and competition riding
Equestrian product sales
Progression and Development Sessions
All students enrolled on a Level 2 or Level 3 course will be required to attend Progression and Development sessions every week. These sessions will cover a wide range of topics from careers and employability, British Values and equality and diversity to essential life skills such as mental health and wellbeing, drugs and alcohol and personal safety.
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