NPTC Diploma in Horse Care Level 2
Agriculture & Animal Care
Mode of Study
01 September 2020
Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh 1st Language grade.
In a nutshell
You will study core and optional units such as horse handling and routine care, feeding and watering, work experience, an introduction to equine science and riding on the flat and over fences.
This course is for you if...
...You want to further your knowledge of horse care
...You want a mix of practical and theory-based learning
...You want to increase your knowledge of the equestrian industry
What will I be doing?
This course gives you the opportunity to train for and sit British Horse Society (BHS) exams. The course also includes essential skills such as communications and application of number to ensure you develop skills to progress.
You will benefit from the excellent facilities at the equestrian centre which is a BHS approved exam centre to intermediate instructor level - the only one in Wales. It’s a compact, well equipped equestrian unit, including a stable yard which houses up to 15 horses for you to use for your riding and practical sessions. There are two full size modern all-weather surfaces, one of which is indoors, show jumps, a cross country schooling area and grazing paddocks.
The centre is staffed by an experienced, well qualified team who supervise and support you when undertaking yard duties and work experience. Through working in the college yard your understanding of horse care will be broadened.
The course is assessed through both practical assessment and written assignments to show your understanding. On completion you’ll achieve:
What is expected of me?
To enrol, you’ll need a minimum of 4 GCSEs grade D or above to include either Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language; or an appropriate Level 1 Diploma qualification in the relevant vocational area to include either GCSE Maths/Numeracy or English/Welsh First Language grade.
Full commitment to attendance is required. Respect for others, enthusiasm for the subject and self-motivation along with a passion for equine studies are the essential qualities we expect to see in all our learners.
You will be continually assessed and there is an expectation that you will continue your studies and coursework/work placement during your own time.
What comes next?
Level 3 Extended Diploma Horse Management, BHS higher level qualifications or employment in the equine industry.
Please note that this is not only a practical course, there is an amount of written work included.
You’ll need an up to date tetanus injection before starting on the course.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be required for the practical aspects of the programme including riding boots, Jodhpurs and a riding hat to the current safety standards. You will need to purchase these in advance of the course starting.
BHS exams will be an additional cost for which a BHS membership is also required.
Have any questions or are not sure if this is the right course for you?
Contact our Student Recruitment team
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