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Horse Care (Advanced Certificate)

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Oatridge Campus

Content

The course is designed to give students further practical experience and knowledge of horse care and equitation following the NC Horse Care. It provides a stepping stone between the NC level and the HNC Equine Studies.

A range of topics will be covered during the course including: Watering and Feeding, Horse Transportation, Horse Health, Work Experience and Horse Fitness.

Students will also undertake early morning and weekend yard duties as part of the course. An acceptable level of fitness is required to enable students to ride effectively and carry out these yard duties.

Entry Requirements

2 subjects at National 5 plus 3 subjects at National 4 preferably including English and Maths. 2 weeks' practical work experience to be completed prior to an agreed date. Recorded evidence of ability to ride, to include a minimum of walk, trot and canter to be submitted with application.

Progression Routes

HNC Equine Studies

Start Date

September

Qualification

Other

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horse Care and Forgework

SCQF Level

5/6

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk

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