BTEC Level 2 Technical Diploma
Love horses and want to start a career in the equine industry? This Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs and is designed to give you the skills and knowledge needed to work in the horse industry.
You’ll get a great introduction to the knowledge and skills needed to work with horses including routine duties on a rota basis. Routine duties on the yard at the college will give students a taste of what it is like working with horses on a full-time basis.
These skills will be developed through a mix of guided practicals and classroom teaching including routine duties on the yard and riding lessons.
Routine duties on a rota basis are an essential part of the programme. This will involve working on the equine unit carrying out practical duties. Work experience is carried out throughout the year.
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Industry Work Placement
All students aged 16-18 on our Level 2 & Level 3 programmes will now have to take part in an exciting and compulsory 10-day industry placement programme alongside completion of their vocational course. The programme will give you the chance to gain valuable skills in a real working environment whilst being paired with your ideal employer.
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- BTEC Level 2 Techinal Diploma in Equine Studies
- Additional support towards gaining British Horse Society exams
- College award, Functional Skills or GCSEs in English and maths
|Dates & Location
3 days per week
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- 3 GCSE at grades 3 and above including Science, and either Maths or English
- Completion of L1 Diploma at Distinction, and progression of study for Maths and English.
- portfolio of evidence showing potential to work at Level 2 standard with horses, including evidence of Maths, Science and English at GCSE
- Previous experience with horses essential
Mature students without the above requirements will be considered
I chose my course as I felt i would be the best course to suit my needs, both from a learning point of view and practically. The practical skills I've gained at Plumpton have really boosted my confidence around horses.
Students who achieve a Merit may progress onto the following courses:
- BTEC Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Equine Management
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Certifcate in Equine Management
- Employment in the Equine industry
You can look forward to a varied programme of modules that also includes a work placement. You’ll also continue your English and Maths up to GCSE level. Modules include:
- Biology and Health
- Equine Tack and Equipment
- Equine Work Placement
- Principles of working with horses
- Equine behaviour
- Equine preperation and plaiting
- Practical yard duties
- Riding on the flat