Horse Care - Equine Management (SCQF level 6)


26 Aug 2024


13 Jun 2025

This full-time course is designed to equip students with the skills and competence to assume responsibility for others and manage a small yard. The course covers the following topics: Health Care and Treatment, Planning Diets and Implementing Feeding Regimes, Tacking up for Specialist Work, Clipping and Turnout, Transporting Horses, Working with Others, Health and Safety, and Managing Own Performance. Four optional units must also be completed from one of the following subjects areas: Exercising, Schooling, Trekking or Competition. 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 Management at SCQF Level 6


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


Scottish Borders Campus and Ian Stark Equestrian Centre (ISEC)

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Entry requirements

SCQF Level 5 Horse Care or previous experience is essential. Riding ability will be assessed at a practical assessment day and students must comply with riding school weight regulations. Subject to satisfactory interview session,

Progression opportunities

Successful students may progress directly to an equine degree course. Employment as Head Groom/Stable Manager.


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