Students are assessed throughout the course using assignments, tests, practical observations and external assessments. Students are expected to relate theory to practice in all assessments.
On successful completion of this course, students may progress directly into the equine industry to begin roles such as; groom, stable hand, retail assistant or welfare assistant.
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.
Students may also choose to apply to continue their education through a Level 3 qualification.
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.