If you already have experience with horses as well as the passion & determination to turn it into a career then this is the course for you. It will help you to take your existing skills to a professional sphere & prepare you to work in the equine industry or progress to higher education.
You will have lectures in a range of subjects from Nutrition to Fitness, as well as practical lessons.
We are very lucky to have both indoor and outdoor schools, stabling for 55 horses that are all rubber matted and have automatic water drinkers as well as a 5 horse-walker, 2 hot wash bays and solariums.
The equestrian centre has 30 acres of grazing that is split into smaller paddocks, a cross country schooling area and lots of beautiful hacking available.
You’ll be able to ride a range of horses at college that are suited to develop your individual skills.
Level 3 students organise and run shows in a range of disciplines and also have the chance to compete in them on our college horses. We are also a BHS exam centre so can support you in taking these additional qualifications.
When on yard duties you will be undertaking normal horse care tasks such as feeding, mucking out, grooming and also clipping throughout the winter. As part of the duty team you will also have the opportunity to learn supervisory skills, getting you ready for a career with horses.
We often have competitions at weekends in our Equestrian Centre so you will also have the opportunity to get involved with these. You could learn to be a steward, work with a course builder or write for a dressage judge.
You’ll be learning from experienced and well qualified staff, who are there to ensure you reach your full potential.
What You Will Learn
You will learn the practical stable management skills that will enable you to be a valuable employee in the future & have the opportunity to ride & lunge a range of horses that are suitable to help you to develop your skills. We encourage you to take the BHS stages alongside your programme which look great on your CV & there’s also the option to take a coaching module to support those who would like to be instructors themselves in the future.
The optional units are assessed with practical assessment & assignments throughout the academic year & the Biology & Health & Safety exams are taken in the summer term.
If you prefer a more practical route you could go on to an apprenticeship, or depending on your age and skills, employment. We have ex -students working with horses all around the world!
Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.