Work-Based Horse Care
Diplomas (Levels 2 & 3)
Do you want to work with horses?
Our courses will get you there.
Our courses are hands-on and will prepare you to work as a groom, stable hand or assistant yard manager in a variety of settings (including riding schools, racing yards, stud farms, competition yards and livery yards) - both in this country and overseas.
All of your assessments will take place in the training yard and there is no final exam.
You’ll be able to ride the horses too, although this isn’t something you will be assessed on (unless in exceptional circumstances). Level 3 students can also choose to study a coaching ‘module’. Although British Horse Society exams are not included as part of
our courses, your tutors will be able to offer guidance towards them.
If you don’t have GCSE maths and English at Grade C or above, we’ll help you improve your grades. You’ll attend College two days a week for study sessions.
How many days a week are the study programmes?
Two days a week, 8.30am to 5pm. (If you need to improve your GCSE maths and
English, you’ll also spend two days at College each week.)
How long does it last?
Level 2 study programme one year. The Level 3 course lasts two years.
How do I join?
Contact one of the 4 training centres that is nearest to you they will take it from there.
Where can the course lead?
Passing a course allows you to move onto a higher level of study. Our courses ultimately allow you to take the British Horse Society exams and get a horse care-based career.
Approved Training Yards
Nelson Park Riding Centre
St Margaret's Road, Woodchurch, Birchington, CT7 0HJ
Trenley Park Livery
Stodmarsh Rd, Fordwich, CT3 4AR
Braeside Equestrian Centre
St Margaret’s at Cliffe, near Dover, CT15 6HL
Lower Road, Teynham, Sittingbourne, Kent. ME9 9LR
Coming Soon – Apprenticeships
If you’re interested in becoming a Horse Care apprentice, please speak with us to find out more.