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BHS Stage 2 - Care

CPD and short courses (short course)



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.

Who should attend?

This course will suit you if you already hold the BHS Stage 1 Care Award, and want to progress from the basic principles of horse care achieved in Stage 1. You must be 16 years of age or above to join the course.


The next available dates for this course are:

  • Mondays, 6 January–31 March 2025, 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 16 years of age or above to join this course, and hold the BHS Stage 1 Care Award.

For all sessions, please come dressed for an equine yard. You're required to attend all riding sessions dressed in appropriate outdoor riding wear, an approved riding hat and gloves. We recommend bringing note-taking equipment with you.

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