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Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

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Develop your practical skills in horse riding or stud work, and explore equine theory, with our hands-on Level 2 Certificate in Equine Care at Writtle College.

This Level 2 course is ideal if you’re looking to work with horses and want to learn more about their care, handling and management.

As a student at Writtle College you’ll be based in our Equine Training and Development Centre. Part of our rural 150-hectare campus, it’s home to around 70 horses, a stable yard, and a range of equine facilities.

You’ll also gain valuable experience with a 150-hour work placement in the equine industry. We’ll help you find a suitable placement and monitor your progress while you’re there.

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Hands-on learning

Study with Writtle College and benefit from:

  • dedicated Equine Training and Development Centre on our Cow Watering Campus
  • working stable yard, with around 70 horses on campus
  • indoor and outdoor riding arenas
  • oval horse walker
  • therapy barn
  • 150-hectare campus with grazing and space for events
  • DIY Livery Yard for students' horses.

Outstanding student support

Join our student community and:

  • learn from experienced tutors, who'll provide encouragement and feedback
  • make full use of facilities including library and IT resources
  • access support, should you need it, with study skills, careers advice, health and wellbeing, and more.

Awarding body

City & Guilds

City & Guilds is the global leader in skills development and apprenticeship schemes with 2 million learners working on diverse qualifications every year.

Careers and educational progression

After completing your Level 2 qualification, you’ll be well-placed to find a job in the equine industry that requires hands-on, practical skills.

Or you might choose to continue your studies with a Level 3 qualification, such as our Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management.

Apply now for Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care

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