The one year Level 1 course will teach you the basic skills to start your career in equine management.
We offer three options for you to start your studies in equine management depending on your GCSE results. Our Level 2 and Level 1 courses are ideal should your GCSE results not be what you expected.
This course runs at Bicton College and our outreach yard – Hyperion Stud. Please see their website for more information http://www.dwdwhat.com/Hyperion
The course also runs at Duchy Rosewarne but due to having limited equine facilities at this campus, you will train at Old Mills Stables. You can also choose to study this course at our Duchy Stoke Climsland campus.
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You have very little experience with horses and wish to progress into the equine industry or onto a Level 2 programme.
This course is great for school leavers with a keen interest in horses.
GCSE English and maths at grade 2 or equivalent qualifications at Entry Level 3. Plus a basic knowledge of riding, which includes walk and trot unassisted.
There is a 13 stone weight limit.
- Riding hat
- Riding boots
- Wet weather gear
Uniform is available to buy.
This one-year course will teach you the basic skills to start your career in equine management, there will be the possibility of progression to Level 2 on completion of the course. Skills include mucking out, grooming, cleaning horse tack, feeding horses, riding and handling horses under direction and much more.
In Devon our Bicton College campus is set in an area of
outstanding natural beauty and includes an indoor and
outdoor arena, two industry standard teaching rooms, judging
areas, two full sets of show jumps, weighbridge, solarium
and walker, plus two separate yards. You will be continually
assessed throughout your course, with no exams at the end.
Our fantastic links with employers in both riding and non-riding settings.
You'll also love our industry standard facilities available on campus including indoor arenas, solariums and horse walkers.
Further study on one of our Level 2 equine courses.
Careers in this industry
- Competition yard groom
- Stud yard manager
- Riding instructor
- Competition rider
- Sports horse trainer
- Horse behaviourist
- Horse welfare assistant
- Horse welfare manager
Bradley Moore-Taylor OWNER GARLANDS FARM EQUESTRIAN
Bradley started his studies at Duchy College on the Level 3 course and continued through to the MSc. While studying he also gained extra qualifications including BHS AI, BHS Stage 4 Riding Horses on the Flat and Lunge, and BHS Professional Accredited Coach.
“I had always wanted to lecture and coach, and Duchy College put me on the pathway to achieving my dream. The academic qualifications and practical experience gained supports my practice, business and is a huge selling point when it comes to gaining employment and customers. This was my USP! I now run my own business and also teach at Duchy College. If you are considering studying I would say never give up, focus and follow your dreams. Anything is possible!”
*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.