Horse Management Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma

Level 1 Diploma
Course Location


Trafford College


Altrincham Campus

Course Overview

Whilst studying this course you will cover 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).During the course you will recieve extensive hands-on work experience at Carrington Riding Centre.

Qualifications you will gain: Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Horse Management (Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Year 1, converting to a Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Year 2).

Further Details


College 16-18

Course Start Date


Course Duration

Full-Time - 2 Years


Horse Management & Animal Care

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.

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.

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

On completion of this qualification students can enter into Higher Education at University specialising in Equine. This qualification also gives you the knowledge and skills to go straight into employment.

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.

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