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Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management

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Gain a deeper understanding of equine management and develop your technical and practical knowledge, with our Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate at Writtle College.

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 and a range of equine facilities.

You’ll learn about equine health, stable routines and tack fitting, but also explore areas such as equine behaviour and therapy, training techniques and event management. There are plenty of opportunities to develop your practical skills too, such as grooming, clipping, riding and lunging.

You’ll also gain valuable experience with a one-week work placement in the equine industry.

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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 this Level 3 qualification, you’ll be well-placed to find a job in the equine industry, with possible jobs including stable yard worker, riding school assistant, or apprentice in an equine business.

Or you might choose to continue your studies, by progressing to the second year of our Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720). This, in turn, can lead on to degree-level study.

Apply now for Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management

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