Hartpury College

Level 3 Diploma Horse Management

Course Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to progress further with your studies and continue to enhance your theory based knowledge and practical skills by utilising the outstanding equine facilities on campus.

You will be involved in the daily care of the horses through yard duties which will develop the practical skills necessary to gain employment within the equine industry e.g. a riding school, competition yard, livery yard or therapy centre. Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto Higher Education.

Hartpury’s outstanding equine facilities include:

  • Four indoor arenas, including our multi-million pound Indoor Championship Arena complex with seating for 600
  • Three outdoor arenas, including a world class championship arena
  • Stabling for 280 horses
  • Equine Veterinary and Therapy Centre, including aquafit and high speed treadmills, solarium and other therapy systems
  • Cross-country courses up to FEI***

Our students have gone on to some fantastic careers in a wide range of industries and enjoyed some exceptional work placements all over the world, helping them open doors to their dream careers. You can read our students’ stories here


Entry Requirements

Level 3 Extended Diploma subjects grades

Successful completion of the Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma Horse Management at merit level or above plus a recommendation from a personal tutor.

In Brief


1 Year

Tuition fees

Students under 19 on 31 August 2016 are free (full time courses only). Examination fees for main qualifications are also free.

Students aged 19 to 23 may need to pay tuition fees.  We may be able to waive your fees if you are unemployed and receiving Jobseekers Allowance, studying your first full level 2 qualification or level 3 qualification.  Please visit this page for more information.

Students aged 24 and over.  You may need to pay for your course, please visit this page for more information on 24+ loans.

Educational visits charge: An annual £65 fee is payable for all students and covers the cost of outside visits, special speakers and a contribution to the cost of administration.

When should I apply

We welcome applications for September 2016 entry from October 2015 onwards. You do not have to wait for your GCSE results.

How to apply

Please download the application form. Please note: you can complete this form on your computer and then print it to send back to us - you are unable to save. We will then contact you to arrange an interview.

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