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Horse Care

Scotland`s Rural College (SRUC)

Venues

Barony Campus, Oatridge Campus

Content

NC Horse Care is designed to give you a practical foundation on which you can progress to employment or other SRUC courses such as the Advanced Certificate in Horse Care or the HNC in Equine Studies.

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

Content includes: Safe Horse Handling; Grooming and Clothing; Preparation for Ridden Work; Trimming, Turnout and Clipping; Equitation; Watering and Feeding; Care of the Horse at Grass.

Entry Requirements

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 on with application.

Progression Routes

HNC Equine Studies

Start Date

September

Qualification

NC

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year

Department

Horse Care

SCQF Level

5

Website

www.sruc.ac.uk