Equine Management Level 3

Course code: EFCM130P

Subject area: Equine Studies

Study level: School Leaver

Course level: 3

Course details

9:30am - 4:30pm

Monday to Friday

6th Sep 2021 - 30th Jun 2023

Common Leys Farm

Contact details


01993 208148

The Level 3 courses in Horse Management provides students with the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue careers in competition yards, riding schools, the horse racing industry and the breeding industry or within a wide range of ancillary industries. Students participate in practical sessions and formal lectures to develop principles and practices of horse management. The courses also prepares students to progress onto degree level study including the BSc(hons) Equine Science which the college runs in partnership with Oxford Brookes University.

An Advanced Technical Certificate is covered in 1 year, you will study 7 modules – equivalent to 1 A-level. On successful completion you can progress onto the Technical Extended Diploma (720) where you will study another 6 modules. Over the 2 years you will have gained the equivalent of 2 A Levels.

An Advanced Technical Extended Diploma (1080) is run over 2 years, you will study 18 modules and achieve the equivalent of 3 A–levels.

Students will be working towards a study programme that will include their main vocational qualification, skills in English and Maths, Tutorials, Enrichment and Work Experience. These are essential skills for employment. Students will usually attend College 4 days a week from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

The course consists of mandatory and optional units. The units chosen are dependent upon the specific course undertaken but will be chosen from the selection below:

Understanding and promoting animal health, evaluating horse tack and equipment, how to plan and monitor animal feeding, prepare horses for presentation, stable and yard management, understanding the principles of animal biology, anatomy and physiology, understanding the principles of horse behaviour and welfare, working horses from the ground, understanding grassland management, apply the principles of horse fitness, horse rehabilitation and therapy, contribute to stud practices, contribute to event management, business management, and investigative project.
A student can achieve UCAS points, up to a maximum of 168 at Distinction level, which will enable them to progress onto Higher Education. The College runs a BSc Honours Degree in Equine Science and a BSc in Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management in partnership with Oxford Brookes University.
5 GCSEs at 4 and above including Maths, English and one science preferably Biology plus a successful interview and assessment day at Common Leys Farm where you can demonstrate your suitability for the programme. Or a Merit in a vocational level 2 programme, GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4 and a successful interview and assessment day.
In addition to the main course fees given below there is an additional cost of approximately £50 for uniform, £85 for course trips through the year and if you need to buy items such as riding hat, boots and jodphurs you should budget for £100 . (Costs are given for guidance only and you may apply to our bursary for help with these costs.)

Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £195.00

Total Cost: £195.00

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £11,356.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £195.00

Total Cost: £11,551.00

19+ Reduced Fee

Tuition Fee: £0.00
Exam Fee: £0.00
Kit / Clothing: £195.00

Total Cost: £195.00

Level 3 Advanced Technical Certificate in Equine Management
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (720)
Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management (1080)
Assessment is by internally assessed coursework - written, practical and oral.
Excellent English and Maths skills are essential for your success on your chosen course, for your progression onto further courses and into employment. From September 2014, whether you stay at school or go to college, you must continue developing your English and Maths skills. Abingdon and Witney College will offer you an exciting and relevant range of courses at all levels.

Students will develop a principles and practices of horse management.