What is special about this course?
Develop your equestrian skills and riding ability with this practical course based at our state-of-the-art Rural Studies Centre at Halkirk. You will engage in classroom learning for theory-based subjects and have opportunities to develop your practical skills in the yard, indoor and outdoor arenas using a range of quality horses.
A keen interest in equestrianism and preferably some equestrian experience
- Evidence of communication/literacy, IT and numeracy skills and/or qualifications at SCQF level 4
- Horse Care - Grooming
- Safe Horse Handling
- Horse Care - Feeding and watering
- Preparation for ridding activities
- Stable routine
- Opportunity to prepare for British Horse Society Examinations
You will also study a variety of other relevant topics and develop your personal and employability skills.
Participation in rotational weekend work from November to March is an essential part of the course.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
You are required to do rotational weekend work from November – March. This would normally be one week in four.
In addition, students are prepared for British Horse Society Examinations.
How long will my course last?
One year based at the Rural Studies Centre by Halkirk.
Where can I study my course?
Annually in August.
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
- HNC Equine Studies
- Enhanced career prospects within the equestrian industry
Is there more information available online?
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