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BHS Silver Challenge Award - Care

CPD and short courses (short course)


13 weeks part-time


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.

Who should attend?

This course will suit people (over the age of 14) who wish to learn how to care for a horse.


The next available dates for this course are:

  • Mondays, 9 September–9 December 2024, 6-9pm

If you're interested in alternative dates, please email [email protected] to register your interest in future courses and we'll be in touch when dates are confirmed.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

At Writtle College, our courses blending classroom learning with hands-on experience in specialised fields such as sport, agriculture, horticulture, animal studies, equine studies, conservation and floristry.

Our Level 2 and Level 3 programmes are designed to prepare you for your future career or higher education pathways.

Study on our beautiful countryside campus, with dedicated resource centres and state-of-the-art facilities – and be a part of our supportive community.

Where can I study?

Writtle campus
Aerial view of farm building and fields at ARU Writtle

Our picturesque 150-hectare campus is situated in the heart of the Essex countryside.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

Standard booking


Contact details

Short Courses team
[email protected]

Entry requirements

You must be over 14 to join this course; parental consent will be required.

In line with BHS training centre standards and due to the nature of our horses, we ask that students weigh no more than 13 stone (82.5kg) which includes your PPE (personal protective equipment).

Please come appropriately dressed for an equine yard.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in the course.

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