Horse Care Units SCQF 4 - 7


Students with horses



You will be working with horses and will study modules appropriate to your interests and current equestrian skills.


Level SCQF 4 - 7

Delivery Fully Face-to-Face

Friday 1000 - 1400

Location Castle View Stables, Wick

Attend timetabled classes at college or your school for all learning and assessments. 

Duration 1 Year


Course content...

A wide range of topic areas including:

  • Horse identification and handling a quiet horse safely
  • Assist with grooming a quiet horse
  • Tack and tacking up
  • Stable routine
  • Horse health
  • Watering and feeding
  • Tacking up for ridden competition work
  • Horse care: lunging
  • Horse care: trimming, turnout and clipping

Where you can go... 

On completion, opportunities to progress include NC Horse Care , HNC/HND Equestrian Studies or BA (Hons) Equine Business Management, full time at UHI North Highland's Rural Studies Centre or by flexi study. These are dependent on your experience and qualification gained.


Entry requirements

You must demonstrate a keen interest in equestrian studies and have a satisfactory reference.