City & Guilds Level 1 Diploma

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This course is an ideal starting point for those students with some practical experience of working with horses. The course will enable students to progress onto a level 2 course.

Through work experience on the college yard, your understanding of horse care and welfare will be broadened and you will learn how to correctly handle and look after a variety of horses.


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:

  • Safe and effective working procedures in land-based industry
  • Assist with the preparation of animal accommodation
  • Assist with the handling of restraint of horses
  • Functional skills/GCSE
Entry Requirements:


  • You'll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSE grades 2-1 or another related entry level 3 qualification
  • Completion of the Rural Pathways programme and a strong interest in animal care
  • Successful completion of a level 1 course in another area
  • Mature students without the above will be considered
Dates & Location:

September 2020


1 Year

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