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The Basics of Equine Nutrition

No Qualification • Distance Learning • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide you with a basic introduction into horse digestion and nutrition, looking at the importance of feeding for the health and wellbeing of the horse, and the factors that affect this. It is a perfect course for those who have an interest in equine nutrition and are looking to expand their knowledge. The course will aim to answer many of the questions related to basic digestion, nutrition and feeding practices and why nutrition plays such an important part of horse management. This course aims to give you a clearer understanding of equine nutrition, as well as practical advice on the nutritional requirements of the horse. In this course, you will learn about: • The anatomy of the horse's digestive system • The importance of nutrients • Assessing weight using body condition scoring • Feed evaluation • Factors to consider when feeding • Modern feeding practice. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Intermediate Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course will provide information for those wishing to further their knowledge of horse care and husbandry and is suitable for both horse owners and those who wish to work in the industry. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Equine Conformation

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course is designed to help in the understanding the conformation of horses and the capabilities nature has given them. What job should my horse be doing? Conformation relates to horse performance and soundness. The differences in conformation across breeds enable different uses and appropriateness for particular disciples. Recognising the elements of good conformation will aid in evaluation of athletic ability and those who may be predisposed to injury risk. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Horse Care and Husbandry

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


The horse care and husbandry course is suitable for anyone who is wanting to learn how to look after a horse well and will provide the practical skills and knowledge of basic horse husbandry and care. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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Lunging and long-reining

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


Lunging and long-reining are common techniques used in training young horses but can also be used as a form of exercise in the more established horse. During this course, you will learn the reasons why we lunge and long-rein our horses, how we do so effectively, health and safety and what can go wrong. Please come along to this course with suitable clothing and footwear for working with horses, you will also need a hat and gloves to participate. Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only This course runs from - 09:00-16:00

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Equine Behaviour and Learning

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course provides an introduction to the area of equine behaviour and the ways in which our horses learn. Often conflict occurs between horse and human simply because there is a miscommunication. Having a greater understanding of how our horses learn, together with consideration of their needs, results in a positive effect on the interaction between the horse and human. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is for applicants aged 19+ only

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The Science Behind Equitation

No Qualification • Part-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This course has been designed to bring an understanding of the science behind the pressures placed on modern equines. You will explore which pressures can be overtly measured and which ones are less visible that we need to measure in the ridden horse. Equitation Science is a training process that uses evidence-based practice to train horses based on how they learn. Misunderstandings between horse and rider can arise through miscommunication and equitation science principles can help to improve the humans understanding of their horse when ridden. On this course you will learn: • What equitation science is • The importance and benefits of evidence based practice • How to improve your horses ridden responses to support their education • The importance of understanding Operant & classical conditioning in training for secure mutually beneficial horse/human relationships. This course will run from 09:00-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+ only

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Work Based Diploma in Horse Care

Level 1 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you are wanting to take the first steps of working with horses in the future, then this course is for you. The course is made up of a mixture of academic lessons and practical lessons, with lots of opportunities to work around the horses and on the yard. You’ll be working on a range of different topics and units on this course including: Mucking out horses, rugs & rugging, tack and tacking up, feeding and watering, health and safety, communication, handling horses and riding horses (although this is not compulsory). You will be studying many aspects of equestrianism to build and develop your theoretical knowledge and working on improving your practical skills. We are very lucky to have 2 indoor schools and 1 outdoor school, stabling for 55 horses, that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers. We have 5 horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums, and heated tack rooms. We have 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. On evenings and weekends we run competitions or hire our facilities to a range of different awarding bodies, including British Dressage, British Show jumping, The Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Driving Trials Association. So, if you have a passion for horses and want a career working with them, this is the best place to start. As a Level 1 qualification this course is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There are 2 options on the course, riding or non-riding.

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Senior Equine Groom

Level 3 • Work-based • Duchy College Rosewarne, Duchy College Stoke Climsland


This Level 3 apprenticeship will help you prepare for a more supervisory role, which could include planning horses’ diet, nutrition and health plans. During the course you will learn how to promote and maintain the health and well-being of horses, prepare horses for work, maintain their health and well-being during transportation and consider health and safety. Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money. Please read: 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide

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Technical Certificate in Horse Care

Level 2 • Full-time • Duchy College Stoke Climsland


If you can’t get enough of horses and have your sights set on working with them, then this is the course for you and can be your first step into a career working in the equine industry. The course is made up of a mixture of academic lessons and practical lessons, with lots of opportunities to work around the horses and on the yard. You’ll be working on a range of different topics and units on this course including: Horse health, the equine industry, feeding and watering, grassland management, anatomy and physiology, tack and equipment and environmental and land-based business studies. Basically, you will be studying all aspects of equestrianism to build and develop you theoretical knowledge and working on improving your practical skills. We are very lucky to have 2 indoor schools and 1 outdoor school, stabling for 55 horses, that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers. We have a 5 horse horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums, and heated tack rooms. We have 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available. On evenings and weekends we run competitions or hire our facilities to a range of different awarding bodies, including British Dressage, British Showjumping, The Riding for the Disabled Association and the British Horse Driving Trials Association. So, if you have a passion for horses and want a career working with them, this is the best place to start. As a Level 2 qualification, this Technical Certificate is all about introducing you to the equine industry and developing your essential skills. You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to give you the very best start to your career. There are 2 options on the course, riding or non-riding.

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Equine Groom Apprenticeship Level 2

Level 2 • Work-based • Bicton College


In order to start your apprenticeship in horse care you will need to join the Level 2 course and learn the basic skills needed to progress on to Level 3. Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money? Over the course of 15-18 months, you will be working in paid employment within the equine industry and you will spend one day every two weeks during term time at college. You’ll study a wide range of subjects around the care of all different types of horses. If you ride or do not ride, don’t worry – there are specialised routes that you can take which include riding, non-riding, racing, breeding or driving. Both Bicton College and Duchy Stoke Climsland capuses are located in beautiful countryside and provide dedicated equestrian facilities, which include indoor and outdoor schools and working yards. Here you will have the opportunity to practice your skills in preparation for the end point practical assessments. Expect to spend time away from your employer on Day release with practical and theory delivery helping you to prepare for your EPA (End Point assessment) with the support of your work coach. Assignments will also be set as well as various classroom activities, workshops and tasks to help you gain the skills and knowledge needed alongside support and training from your employer in order to prepare you for a career in the equine industry. Remote and Blended delivery – If you live too far away from the college to attend college each week then we can arrange for you to go onto a remote programme of delivery and assessment with more one to one support by your work coach and assessor. Please read the 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide for more information about Hat requirements.

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An Introduction to Equine Behaviour

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course is suitable for horse owners wishing to learn about horse behaviour and how to apply that knowledge in practice. Throughout this course, students will learn how to recognise different behaviours in horses and how they can impact the horse-human relationship. Often horse owners miscommunicate with horses, keeping instructions clear is important to avoid conflict and cause fear or unwanted behaviours. We will explore the underlying causes of behavioural issues and how we may resolve them. Please ensure that you come wearing suitable clothing and yard footwear. This course will run from 09:30-16:30 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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Senior Equine Groom Apprenticeship

Level 3 • Work-based • Bicton College


This Level 3 apprenticeship will help you prepare for a more supervisory role, which could include planning horses’ diet, nutrition and health plans. During the course you will learn how to promote and maintain the health and well-being of horses, prepare horses for work, maintain their health and well-being during transportation and consider health and safety. Apprenticeships allow you to work while gaining a nationally recognised qualification at the same time, so why not combine your love of horses with earning money. Please read: 2020 BHS Approvals Hat Guide

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Preparing your horse for a competition - Like a pro!

No Qualification • Part-time • Bicton College


This course will guide you to either learn about, or improve your plaiting and show preparation skills. Getting that perfect competition look is an art form and is all a part of the competition experience. We all want to be proud of our skills and our ability to make the horse look its best, this takes practice and to do it well, you need to understand the basics. This course will help you to learn how to create a polished look and will give you hints and tips on what the pro's do to perfect your skills. This course will run from 09:30-16:00 Please note: this course is suitable for applicants aged 19+

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