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Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management

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Develop your practical skills while learning about aspects of horse health, behaviour and welfare, with our Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management 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 fitting and evaluating horse tack and equipment; preparing horses for presentation; and grooming, clipping, trimming and plaiting.

As well as this, you’ll explore horse biology, behaviour and welfare, feeding and nutrition, healthcare, and handling.

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Fees and funding


Hands-on learning

Study with ARU Writtle 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 competition groom, racing work rider, or administrator in a feed or tack company.

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 (1080). This, in turn, can lead on to degree-level study.

Apply now for Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Equine Management

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