Horse Care - Equine Management (SCQF level 5)


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

This full-time course is ideal for those who have completed SCQF Level 4 or those with good experience with horses. The course covers the following topics: Stable Routines, Horse Health and Condition, Lungeing, Care of Horses at Grass, Transporting Horses, Riding and Jumping, Health and Safety, and Working with Others. Core Skills for working in the land-based industry, including Communications and Numeracy, may be a timetabled part of this course.

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Horse Care at SCQF Level 5


Full-time 36 week course, 3 days per week in College (at ISEC), 1 or 2 days per week on placement in Block 2 (January onwards)


Scottish Borders Campus and Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (ISEC)

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Entry requirements

SCQF Level 4 Horse Care or previous experience is essential. Riding ability will be assessed at a practical assessment day and students must comply with Equestrian Centre weight regulations. Subject to satisfactory interview session.

Progression opportunities

Successful students may progress to SCQF Level 6 Horse Care Management course. Employment as a Groom is an option, or progression to a career in racing.


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