Level 2


This is the ideal course to build your knowledge of working with horses.  You will develop essential theory and practical skills to further your understanding of the care of horses. 


The Level 2 course is offered from Certificate to Extended Certificate and Diploma levels.  Subjects studied include:

  • Undertake routine stable duties and horse handling
  • Fit and maintain horse tack and clothing
  • Undertake horse grooming, trimming and plaiting
  • Care for competition horses
  • Introduction to lungeing horses.
Dates & Location:


 2 years, part-time

1 day per week

Grace Day

Level 2 equine student

I chose this course, as I have a real passion for horses and always had horses of my own.

I am interested in pursuing a career with horses, and wanted to have a good understanding of stable management and explore different career options. 

I enjoy the variety of practical and theory work throughout the day, learning about the yard routine and helping take care of the horses. Both the theory and practical elements of the course are both just as fun and interesting as well as interactive.

I really enjoy working with my peers and have now formed a great friendship group. 

I am planning on progressing onto the level 3 programme in equine management and I would like to go into behaviour and training of young horses. I am also considering being a racing or polo groom.


We’re very proud of our excellent equine facilities here at Plumpton. Lots of space and excellent facilities, you’ll get to enjoy lots of hands-on time with our horses as well as building your knowledge of this fascinating industry.

  • Come and visit our two large schools here at Plumpton

We’ve got two large indoor schools on-site, complete with galleries, for you to enjoy during your course.

  • Lots of space for you to enjoy outdoors at our extensive estate

You’ll be able to use our 30m x 60m outdoor menege during your course in addition to stabling for 50 horses.

  • A variety of horses for you to experience and enjoy

We make sure that you get to work with and ride a variety of different horses throughout your time at Plumpton including Shire horses.

  • The latest equine facilities are available on-site

Keep up with the latest technologies introduced in the industry. You’ll get to experience equipment such as a cross-country course, treadmill and weigh bridge.

Future Opportunities

By completing this course, you'll be able to go on to complete a Level 3 Horse Management course of Work-based Diploma. 

Careers include Groom within competition, livery, dressage or showing yards and yard manager. 

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