Level 3 Foundation Diploma Equine Management Business

Level 3 Foundation Diploma Equine Management Business


This course allows you to gain detailed academic knowledge and an in-depth understanding of horse management and business through both theory-based and practical sessions. You'll study both pure business and equine-related units, giving you the specialised knowledge needed to pursue a range of careers.

Key Information

Course Duration: One year
Part or Full Time: Full Time
Level of Study: Diplomas

Course Overview

If you want to gain an understanding of the business behind the equine industry, this non-riding course is for you. Study equine-related business modules and apply the theory as you take part in practical sessions on our equine yard – we have loan horses for you to work with.

You’ll spend one day a week in industry to gain first-hand commercial experience. You'll also be involved in weekend show duties. Be ready to pursue a wide range of careers within an equine or business environment.

5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English Language and Maths.

You're also required to complete a period of work experience at an external placement, throughout the year and as a block, as well as having the opportunity to assist in the running of our commercial equine competitions.

Successful completion of this programme will allow you to progress onto Higher Education.

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.

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99.4% pass-rate

With a BTEC pass rate of 99.4%, our outcomes for students are exceptional.

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“I got the chance to travel to Germany to groom for a top Grade 1a Canadian para dressage rider, Jody Schloss, and her horse, Inspector Rebus.”
Ellen Arnold
Level 3 National Extended Diploma Equine Management (Business)


Living in on-site college accommodation at Hartpury, you’ll be part of a vibrant and international community of students of all ages who share their experience of life at college and university together on one campus.

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Access to world-class coaching

Our Equine Academy has a proven reputation for supporting and developing talented young riders to be the best they can be – both in their competition career and academically, opening doors to a career beyond their sport.

Whether you’re a dressage, showjumping or eventing star of the future with the potential to represent your country, we can offer you all the support you need to hit the heights in your chosen discipline. 

You’ll be supported by a world-class team of coaches and experienced support staff, plus you and your horse will have access to our multi-million pound facilities.