Level 1

COURSE OUTLINE

An ideal introduction for those hoping to work with horses. You will increase your knowledge and understanding of the care of horses with academic study and practical activities.  Practical skills include health and safety, feeding and watering horses, maintaining clean stables and yard and tacking up horses. Emphasis is placed on the development of key employability skills.

COURSE CONTENT

Units include:

  • Health and safety
  • Handling of horses and accommodation
  • Horse health
  • Portfolio building
Entry Requirements:

School Students

  • Applicants must be 14 years of age or older by 31st August of the year of applying.
  • A service level agreement must be agreed and signed between the College and participating School before learners can be enrolled.
  • The school must be in agreement with the application and agree to pay the fees.

Electively Home Educated 

  • Students must have been out of education and home schooled for at least 6 months prior to enrolling.
  • Applicants must be 14 years of age or older by 31st August of the year of applying.
Duration:

1 year, part-time

1 day per week

Future Opportunities

  • Students usually come into college at age 14 and are on a two year programme. On successful completion of this they are then in a position to apply for a place on the 16+ full time study programmes.  Towards the end of the second year this is discussed with students as part of the progression tutorials.
  • On applying for a 16+ course students will be required to attend an interview for the course and will be processed as a new applicant.
  • Once students are a 16+ programme they are also in a position to apply for bursaries to support learning, travel etc. 

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