Horse Management


Equine Care and Management


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England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management is for learners who are interested in developing the specific technical and professional skills and knowledge that will lead to meaningful employment in the equine industry. Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas including stable yard operations, stud, young horse management and business.

Sound practical skills are really important when working with horses and are what employers really look for. You will learn how to work safely with horses, plan and carry out a wide range of stable duties and maintain the routine health of horses on a yard, both stabled and grass-kept. You will learn about the signs of good and ill health in horses and evaluate those as indictors of health. This qualification will also equip you with the skills to be able to carry out the fitting and evaluation of horse tack and equipment. You may also learn about horse behaviour and feeding and nutrition.

Compulsory topics include:

  • Stable yard management skills
  • Equine health checks, health status and health plans
  • Fitting and evaluating of horse tack and equipment

Learners will also be able to choose additional optional topics, including:

  • Feeding and nutrition
  • Behaviour and welfare
  • Fittening and exercising
  • Competition grooming
  • Stud operations
  • Young horse management
  • Riding and coaching
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Retail management

On completion of the qualification, you might progress directly into work as a stable yard worker or riding school assistant.

You may wish to progress onto an Advanced Apprenticeship in Horse Care and Management, which allows you to combine working in an equestrian centre, competition yard, stud or in a similar job, and typically attending one day a week at college or with a training provider. Alternatively, you may wish to progress onto further learning within a Higher Education Institution. You could study a course such as an Equine Studies Foundation Degree.

For more information, read the Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management Qualification Handbook

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management website

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