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 includes the following mandatory units: 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.
SVQ Horse Care at SCQF 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. Interview.
Successful students may progress directly to an equine degree course. Employment as Head Groom/Stable Manager.
at SCQF Level 6
Horse and Animal Care