Equine Management at Reaseheath College


Equine Care and Management

Sub sector

720 Guided Learning Hours


New entrant / guardian


England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720)

The Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management gives you the opportunity to learn about and build on the essentials of working with horses, such as planning and carrying out stable yard operations, horse health care, feeding and nutrition and fitting and evaluating tack and equipment. You will develop further practical skills such as working and exercising horses from the ground, horse presentation skills (grooming, clipping, trimming and plaiting) and you will also learn about horse biology. You will also gain the skills to be able to undertake event management and you will also gain knowledge and understanding about the principles of equitation.

You will also have the opportunity to learn a wider range of more specialist skills and knowledge such as horse fitness, grassland management, stud and breeding, riding or business skills and retail management.

Learners will explore a wide range of industry areas including stable yard operations, stud, young horse management and business.

This qualification

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

This qualification exposes you to many parts of the equine industry, and the opportunities within it. On completion, it is likely that you will enter the industry by working on a yard, within a stud, or perhaps a business such as a store, or feed merchant or tack shop. As you will have gained a wide range of skills and knowledge over a wide range of units, you could progress within work to become a:

  • Stable yard supervisor
  • Exercise rider
  • Competition groom
  • Event supervisor
  • Retail saddlery assistant
  • Assistant saddler
  • Apprentice saddle fitter
  • Country store retail assistant

You may also wish to become self-employed, and undertake roles such as a freelance rider or groom.

Alternatively, you could continue within education and 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.  Or you may wish to progress onto further learning within a Higher Education Institution – search for suitable Equine Management courses

For more information, read the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720) Qualification Handbook

Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720) website

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