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Equine Care Level 2


A varied programme including academic subjects and lectures, practical horse care tuition, riding instruction and work experience.


The course is well designed and popular with school leavers who want an understanding of what an equine career involves. It is designed for students who wish to undertake a vocational study programme which combines academic study and practical based learning. This course provides an excellent introduction to all aspects of horse care and equitation.

Students wishing to undertake this course are expected to be willing to work hard on the stable yard and be enthusiastic to learn about horse care.  Physical activity therefore forms a large part of the course. Students will be expected to be hard working and ‘hands on’ in both the practical and academic aspects of the course.

Course themes*:

• Feeding and watering horses
• Routine stable duties, horse handling
• Horse tack and clothing
• Riding on the flat
• Health and safety with horses
• Work experience
• Equine Health
• English and Maths

*Actual subject content dependent on study centre


Entry Requirements

4 GCSEs at grade 3 (old GCSE grade D) or above to include two from English, maths and Science, with at least a grade 2 (old GCSE grade E) in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 1 vocational qualification with English and Maths at Level 1.

Further Study

Upon successful completion of this course students may progress onto a Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Horse Management.


Career pathways

> Hunting yard manager
> Groom at riding school
> Assistant yard manager
> Ancillary equine business
> Riding instructor
> Coaching and competition riding
> Equestrian product sales

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277