Horse Care - Equine Management (Level 6)

Borders College


Scottish Borders Campus


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.

Entry Requirements

Horse Care - Equine Management (Level 5), 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 Routes

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

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

36 weeks


Horse and Animal Care

SCQF Level


Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals