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The Horse Management extended diploma course covers animal feeding and health, horse tack and equipment, riding and exercising horses, principles of equitation, horse behaviour and welfare, preparing horses for presentation, anatomy and physiology, riding horses on the flat; rehabilitation and therapy, business management, animal biology, riding over fences or working horses on the ground, horse fitness, equestrian teaching and an investigative project of your own.
Work is assessed continually throughout the course: this could be through practical work, theory and riding. There are also assignments to write.
A step up from the level 2 diploma, the level 3 Horse Management courses offer the opportunity to investigate a range of more advanced horse management topics both in the classroom and practically on the equine yard. There is also the opportunity to study other related qualifications alongside the diploma to best prepare you for employment or higher education within the equine sector.
Students have access to an established, purpose built Equine Centre and a strong relationship with the British Horse Society. We are a registered training and examination centre for horse care and riding and also run a range of professional training courses for those who take part in equine sports.
Further study: higher education qualifications such as Foundation Degrees in Equine Event Management or Equine Sports Management and, if you’re successful, then on to a ‘top up’ BSc Hons degree.
Careers: jobs in the equine industry such as yard manager roles, with feed suppliers, teaching skills and competition riders.
Students wishing to study the Horse Management extended diploma must meet the following entry requirements:
- evidence of previous study at GCSE level or equivalent is required,
- references and subject to interview.
Askham Bryan College
Askham Bryan College is one of the UK's foremost land-based colleges and provides education and training at all levels from introductory courses for school leavers right up to honours degrees. The college, previously Yorkshire Institute of Agriculture, was founded in 1948...
Location & accommodation
Askham Bryan College completed the development of its £5m student residential accommodation facility in the summer of 2007. The state of the art accommodation includes 189 brand new en-suite rooms. Priority for campus accomodation is given to foreign students and those living further than 20 miles from the college. Please contact the college directly for the latest accomodation fees. These...