Writtle University College and ARU have merged. Writtle’s full range of college, degree, postgraduate and short courses will still be delivered on the Writtle campus. See our guide to finding Writtle information on this site.

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Short courses and CPD

We offer a range of short courses, from certified training for health and social care professionals, to craft and hobby courses, and accredited programmes that support technical skills. Disover the benefits of studying with ARU.

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Learn the essential knowledge and skills required to help prepare your horse for a show.

BHS Exams

CPD and short courses

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Examinations from the BHS Equine Excellence Pathway from The British Horse Society can be taken with us.

BHS Ride Safe

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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The Ride Safe Silver Challenge Award is required to be completed as part of the BHS Stage 1 Ride. This course is accredited by The British Horse Society.
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Writtle
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Learn the basic principles of horse care and how to safely and efficiently undertake daily tasks in this thirteen-week integrated training and assessment programme. This course is accredited by The British Horse Society.
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Writtle
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Short course
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Learn to prepare and lunge a horse for exercise in this three hour integrated training and assessment programme. This course is accredited by The British Horse Society.

BHS Stage 2 - Care

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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Gain the skills to work as an assistant groom on a stable yard with this British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 2 award. Study over 12 weeks at Writtle College.

Equine Anatomy

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
Available as:
Short course
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Need to brush up on your equine anatomy before your clinical studies year or for your exams? Feel like you could do with a recap before going out into practice? Are you in practice but feel that some revision would help your clinical reasoning?

Equine First Aid

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
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Short course
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Learn basic emergency first aid for your horse, how to treat minor injuries and recognise signs of ill health. Study a three-hour course at Writtle College.

How to Clip a Horse

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Clipping a horse is often part of showing horses; displaying neatness and improving their appearance. This course is suitable for beginners and will provide you with the theory and practical training required.

Loading and Unloading a Horse

CPD and short courses

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Writtle
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Get the knowledge for and learn the welfare aspects of loading and unloading horses from a vehicle during this three hour course.

Lunging for Beginners

CPD and short courses

Study in:
Writtle
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Learn to prepare and lunge a horse for exercise in this three-hour course at Writtle College.