Short multiple choice examinations, plus a short portfolio of evidence will be marked by an internal and external examiner.
Successful students can further enhance their skills by enrolling onto a Level 2 course.
Typical employers include competition centres, yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event management agencies, equine welfare organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine veterinary clinics.
In addition to standard College equipment, students will need a BSI approved riding hat, riding boots, gloves, jodhpurs, plain navy blue jumper or sweatshirt, whip and a grooming kit.
If the riding option is selected, students may choose to wear a back/body protector.