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Equine - Level 3

Askham Bryan College

Askham Bryan, York, YO23 3FR

Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Level 3
Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care

Course Summary

A step up from the Level 2 diploma, the Level 3 courses offer the opportunity to investigate a range of more advanced horse management topics both in the classroom and practically on the equine yard. There is also the opportunity to study other related qualifications alongside the diploma to best prepare you for employment or higher education within the equine sector. Pathway options include Equine Mangagement and Equine Sport.

Course Details

This course includes work experience including the preparation and running of Askham Bryan Horse Trials, animal feeding and health, horse tack and equipment, riding and exercising horses, principles of equitation, horse behaviour and welfare, preparing horses for presentation, anatomy and physiology, riding horses on the flat; rehabilitation and therapy, business management, animal biology, riding over fences or working horses on the ground, horse fitness, equestrian teaching and an investigative project of your own. Your work is assessed continually throughout the course: this could be through practical work, theory and riding. There are also assignments to write.

How will it be delivered?

Courses are a mixture of theory and practical work.

Assessment: One externally set, externally moderated assignment. Two externally set, externally marked exams, sat under examination conditions. Two mandatory unit assignments. Portfolio of evidence. Optional unit assessments as required.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 4 or above, to include 2 from English, Maths or Science with at least a grade 3 in the remaining subject. Alternatively, a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English, Maths and Science at Level 2.

Your next steps...

Higher education qualifications such as Foundation Degrees in Equine Event Management or Equine Sports Management and, if you're successful, then on to a top up BSc Hons Degree.

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