Work Rider

Level 3 Qualification – Course Code: 1027
Start Date:  September 2009 (full time 2 years)

Entry Requirements:
Candidates must either have four GCSE’s at Grade A-C (of which 1 must be Science) or have successfully completed a First Diploma or equivalent qualification.

The Course:
This course will provide you with comprehensive training in aspects of equine business management. Equivalent to studying three A levels, this course is assessed by a combination of assignments, practical and oral assessments and short revision tests.  Morning, afternoon and weekend yard duties are an essential part of this course and must be undertaken by all students on a Rota basis. This course will include a one day per week work placement.

Course Content for the Equine Business Management
Horse husbandry, work related experience in the horse sector, stable skills, animal biology, animal anatomy and physiology, horse behaviour and welfare, land based event management, competition grooming, horse fitness and training, business management for land-based industries, business planning, the horse industry, presenting business information, equestrian teaching, horse rehabilitation and therapy, Investigative project in the horse sector, animal health and horse nutrition

Course Content for the Equitation
Horse husbandry, work related experience in the horse sector, stable skills, animal biology, animal anatomy and physiology, horse behaviour and welfare, land based event management, competition grooming, horse fitness and training, equitation practical and theory, riding and training on the flat, riding over fences, equestrian teaching, horse rehabilitation and therapy, Investigative project in the horse sector, animal health and horse nutrition

Progression:
Higher Education.  Employment.

Equipment Required:
PAS015/BSEN1384 standard hard hat, riding boots, jodhpurs, riding gloves, short and long whip, College Equestrian Uniform.  Details will be given at interview.  If you are considering undertaking optional riding at the college you will need a BSI standard back protector.