Horse Management - Level 3 Diploma

Course Overview

What will the course include?
A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horse Management (Subsidiary Diploma in year 1, converting to a Level 3 Diploma in year 2). This will include the studying of units such as:
- Understanding and promoting animal health
- Plan and monitor animal feeding
- Prepare horses for presentation
- Undertake stable and yard management
- Understand the principles of horse behaviour and welfare
- Riding and exercising horses

BHS Horse Knowledge, Care and Riding Stage 1 (in year 1) and Stage 2 (in year 2). These are essential and highly valued industry specific qualifications which are a component part of the British Horse Society Assistant Instructor Certificate (the benchmark for employers).

Extensive hands-on work experience at Carrington Riding Centre.

Course Requirements

Year 1 - 5 GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 including maths and English.

Some discretion can be applied with applicants over 19 with relevant experience. Previous skills and knowledge in horse riding/management are not essential, but a passion for working horses is. All applicants will require an interview.

Course Skills & Benefits

The course is based at Carrington Riding Centre.

What are the costs?
There is a branded course uniform which will need to be worn at the Riding Centre and the cost for this will be approximately £70 payable at enrolment/induction.

All students experiencing financial difficulty can apply to the Learner Support Fund.

Register your interest with Carrington Riding Centre (phone: 0161 969 5853, Email:, stating the course title and provide your personal details. We will get in touch to arrange an interview.

Course Finance

This further education course is free for all 16-18 year olds who are resident in the UK and the European Economic Area for the last 3 years. (You must be under 19 on 31st August in the calendar year that you start your course).

19+ learners - please contact the Customer Services Team on 0161 886 7070 for course and fee information.

Course Additional Information