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Askham Bryan College

Level 2- Equine

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 2
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

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.

Course themes*:

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

Work experience

Equine Health

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Equipment required

So that you are as prepared as you can be for your course, here are a few reminders about PPE (personal protective equipment) you will need: Riding hat- to current BHS (2018) and BETA guide safety standards Hairnet Gloves – dark coloured, to be be worn whilst leading and riding Long riding/Jodhpur boots – must be clean, chaps must be black or brown colour Tops- Askham Bryan College tops where possible, alternatively, dark coloured sweatshirts, polo shirt and coats. No hooded tops. Body protector – to current BHS (2018) and BETA guide safety standards You will need A normal range of stationery and USB stick are required for theory sessions.

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

Riding instructor

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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