Horse Care

BTEC Level 1 Introductory Diploma in Land Based Studies (Horse Care)

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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:

  • Movement and accommodation
  • Care for and feeding of animals 
  • Estate maintenance
  • Assist with care and non ridden exercise of horses
  • Personal development planning

Course details

Dates & Location

September 2024


1 Year - 3 days a week


If you will be over 19 on the start date of your course you maybe required to pay tuition fees. Please contact to confirm.

Entry Requirements


  • You'll need to have achieved 1 or more GCSE grades 2-1 
  • A keen interest in horse management and prior experience with horses 
  • Mature students without the above will be considered

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