Level 2 Horse Care

Careers, not just courses


In 2017, 100% of Level 2 and Level 3 equine students achieved their qualification


equine apprenticeship

Brooksby Melton College's Equine courses provide a unique learning experience, with a focus on preparing equestrian riders and non-riders for future success within the industry. Students benefit from expert tuition from event riders, dressage judges and highly qualified and experienced coaches. We offer our students a range of world class equine care and management courses as we are committed to developing your skills and knowledge to levels which frequently exceed the increasing requirements of employers in the industry.

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Key facts

  • Start date: September
  • Duration: 1 Year (Full Time)
  • Location: Brooksby
  • Fees: This course is fully funded for school leavers.

Your future

Our students go on to Higher Education and successful careers across all areas of the Equestrian industry, including grooms, riding instructors, eventing, behaviourists, rehabilitation, industry-retail, feed companies and teaching.

The BMC School of Higher Education also offers a Degree in Equine Performance Science.

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs at Grade D/3 or above including English, Science and preferably Maths, or Level 1 Horse Care and Level 1 Functional Skills

If you miss the English and/or Maths requirements of your course, don’t worry – there are options. See our GCSE English and Maths page for more information.

Adult students are welcome to apply.

Riding Pathway Modules

  • Work Experience
  • Carrying out Stable Duties
  • Feeding and Watering
  • Horse Handling
  • Keeping Horses at Grass
  • Horse Biology
  • Riding Horses on the Flat
  • Riding Horses Over Fences

Non-Riding Pathway Modules

  • Work Experience
  • Carrying Out Stable Duties
  • Feeding and Watering
  • Horse Handling
  • Keeping Horses at Grass
  • Maintenance of Horse Tack and Clothing
  • Introduction to Lunging Horses

Facilities

  • Two indoor arenas and two outdoor arenas, including a newly developed outdoor arena measuring 80m x 40m.
  • The Brooksby Equestrian Centre is a nationally renowned commercially-managed competition and training venue, with a wide range of horses available for all abilities.
  • On-site Brooksby Rehabilitation Centre, featuring an aqua treadmill, solarium and mechanical horse.
  • Full BE Eventing cross-country course.
  • Other resources include: an equine weigh bridge, science laboratories and livery centre.
  • Set amongst the stunning 850 acre Brooksby estate in the heart of Leicestershire.
  • Work with other course areas and benefit from their facilities, such as Sport and Animal Management.

Enrichment Activities

  • Participate in a wide range of trips! Previous students have visited: Blenheim Horse Trials, Twycross Zoo, Duabi, Ireland, National Stud, the National Horse Racing Museum, Leicester Racecourse, Simon Grieve Eventing, West Midlands Safari Park and Kings’ Troop Royal Horse Artillery.
  • Take an industry-relevant short course alongside your full-time qualification, such as Emergency First Aid.
  • Careers talks from nationally and internationally recognised professionals.
  • As well as studying hard, we like our students to have fun during their time at BMC; take part in charity events, themed weeks and exercise classes such as dodgeball, boxercise and yoga!

Accommodation

Accommodation is available to Level 2 Horse Care & Level 3 Equine Management students.

Would you like to start a course at BMC in September, but are struggling with the distance? Our on-site, 16-18 fully-catered accommodation at our Brooksby Campus could be the perfect solution! Potential working livery also available.

If you would like to find out more about our accommodation offer:

T: 01664 855 444

E: accommodation@brooksbymelton.ac.uk

Visit Us

If you like what you’ve seen so far, why not come along to our next Brooksby Campus Open Event?

This is a fantastic way for you to get a feel for what it’s like to be a student at BMC. You will get to meet our industry-expert teaching staff, tour our fantastic facilities and find out everything you need to know about courses at BMC.

For a list of our upcoming events, click here.


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