Course type:
Diplomas

Level 3 Extended Diploma Equine Management

Overview

This course gives you the opportunity to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and equitation through theory-based and practical sessions.

On this course you'll be involved in the daily care of the horses through yard duties, including weekends which will develop the practical skills necessary to gain employment within the equine industry. You are also required to complete a period of work experience at an external placement during the course.

You'll have the opportunity to assist in the running of our commercial equine competitions.  It is therefore compulsory for students to live in on-campus accommodation for the duration of the course. Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto higher education.

Our outstanding 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***

Career and education opportunities

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.

How to apply for this course

Course Duration

2 Year
Duration:
2 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma Equine Management

Why study Equine at Hartpury College?

Hartpury’s world-class equine facilities are used not only for formal learning but also for work experience, including at our own commercial Equine Therapy Centre and in our events department, supporting our international showpiece events and other high quality competitions, with the chance to work with some of the stars of the equine world. Many students also complete work placements out in industry, including at top yards and riding centres and in marketing and commercial roles.

A Levels or a Diploma?

Are you unsure about whether A Levels or a BTEC Diploma are the right choice for you? Find out the key differences and which qualification would best suit your learning style and your career and further study ambitions on our dedicated page.

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