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BTEC Horse Management - National Diploma This is a two-year, full-time course which provides students with sound practical skills and technical knowledge in managing horses in a range of situations. There is a strong emphasis on developing riding and practical skills through training at the Equine Centre. This training is underpinned in lectures by theory units to broaden students' technical and industry knowledge, including business management. The course includes study at an appropriate level in the key skills Communication IT Application of Number. The course programme includes the following units First Year Stable skills Horse husbandry Animal biology Horse behaviour and welfare Practical equitation Theory of equitation Animal breeding and genetics Horse nutrition Second Year Work-related experience in the equine sector Business management for land-based industries Animal anatomy and physiology Horse fitness and training Competition grooming Horse rehabilitation and therapy Equestrian teaching Animal health The horse racing industry Work placement In both years students spend one day a week at the Equine Centre plus weekly duties on a rota basis. During year two, students complete a three week placement in the industry. Additional skills and qualifications When your learning agreement is discussed with your tutor early in the first term, you will be advised of extra skills and qualifications which are built into the course programme. These secondary learning goals are selected on the basis of their importance to the industrycareer in which you are interested. They will contribute to your employability and will enhance your CV. BTEC NDHM and FDHM students take British Horse Society stage exams and Riding and Road Safety Test as part of their additional qualifications. Qualification equivalence (Level 3) This course is equivalent in level to an AVCE or two or three A Levels. Employment and career prospects A BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management is designed to equip students for responsible employment within various sectors including riding and livery centres, horse breeding or racing. Some students also use their knowledge of equine physiology to look for first level employment in the commercial feed supply, equipment and medicines sector to the horse industry. Successful students will also be eligible to progress to Foundation Degree or Degree level study. Preferred entry equirements Candidates with five GCSEs at A, B or C grades, one of which should be English may undertake the course at age 16. Many will opt to undertake a year of work experience prior to commencing the course or, alternatively, an introductory course such as the BTEC First Diploma in Horse Management. All applicants will be given a riding assessment at an Interview Day to establish their riding ability. It is expected that applicants will have riding experience and be confident in handling horses. Course Facts at a glance: Duration: 2 Years Tutor: Simon Green , Cert. Ed., BHSII, HCIM, HND Year Tutors: Kieran Treacy Natalie Gray Sarah Loveday-Lovell Kate Atkinson Qualification: Level 3

BTEC Horse Management - National Diploma This is a two-year, full-time course which provides students with sound practical skills and technical knowledge in managing horses in a range of situations. There is a strong emphasis on developing riding and practical skills through training at the Equine Centre. This training is underpinned in lectures by theory units to broaden students' technical and...

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