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“The way the work in the stables is structured, emulates the real life working environment and is therefore very helpful.”

Anna Poole - Telford Certificate in Equine Level 3 and 4

Other Courses

Certificate in Equine

Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3)

Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4)

 

Why study with Telford?

If you are looking for a course that will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills required for a successful career in equitation, then you need to enrol in Telford’s Equine Programme.

Theory-based lectures complement practical lessons with classes focused on all aspects of equine life, from exercise physiology and nutrition, through to horse reproduction and breeding. Telford offers small classes with a hands-on training emphasis. 

Hear from Mina, from Japan, talk about her year at Telford 

Courses

Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3)

The qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain employment in the equine industry. On completion of this programme, graduates enter the equine industry in a number of different areas such as racing stables, sport horse stables, and horse breeding farms. Note: Those students who enter the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) in the non-riding option can exit the programme having gained the required skills for entry into stable practice employment. Those students wishing to continue with non-riding options may enter the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4) and elect either the breeding or harness racing strands only.

Duration

One semester (17 weeks), starting in February.

Entry requirements:

  • Applicants choosing the riding option must be able to walk, trot and canter in a balanced position and be able to jump 50cm in a balanced position.
  • All students must be 16 years or over on the date the programme of study commences – unless an exemption from school has been given.
  • International students must be 18 years or over.
  • There must be a reasonable likelihood of success at level three, including the physical ability to manage the work without putting self and/or others at risk.
  • If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence of competency, for example an overall IELTS test score of 5.5.

Programme content:

  • Equine Health 2 - Nutrition and feeding, anatomy/ physiology, keeping equine records, preventative measures for health maintenance, treating ill health, faecal egg counts, safe working practices, work skills
  • Equine Industries - Harness racing, track riding, breeding – reproduction, trekking (riders only), equine careers/history, work skills, sporthorse riders – school movements, jumping up to 70 cm. All – gearing up,
    lunging, long reining, handling weanlings, build simple course
  • Equine Land Skills 1 - Tractors, quad bikes, hand tools – carpentry, fencing – post/rail, hand tools, water reticulation, plants/weeds/grasses, pasture management, soils, fertilisers, agrochemicals, work skills
  • Stable Practices - Stable management, stable design, care of stabled horses, conformation and action, identification of horses, transport, show presentation/clipping, introduction to farriery, work skills

Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4)

The qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain employment in the equine industry. On completion of this programme, graduates enter the equine industry in a number of different areas such as racing stables, sporthorse stables, track riding, harness racing, and horse breeding farms. They will be able to work with minimum supervision through a range of activities.

Duration

One semester (17 weeks), starting in July.

Entry requirements:

  • Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) or equivalent.
  • Those choosing the Sporthorse Industry Strand must have the ability to jump 70 cm (both show jumps and cross country fences) upon course entry.
  • Those choosing the Track Riding Industry Strand must have the ability to jump 50-60 cm (cross country fences) upon course exit.
  • If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence of competency, for example an overall IELTS test score of 5.5 overall band score, with 5.5 for reading and writing, and with no individual component less than 5.0.

Programme Content:

  • Equine Health 3
  • Equine Nutrition
  • Land Skills 2
  • Industry Strand:

Students choose one strand

  • Sporthorse (either riders or coaches)
  • Track riding
  • Harness Racing
  • Breeding

Career opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme you’ll graduate with a level of competence required in the competitive equine industry.

Equine Unit

Our Equine unit includes:

  • Covered loose boxes
  • Cross country fences
  • Covered teaching / work area
  • First aid room
  • Lease horses
  • All weather indoor arena (also available for hire)
  • Covered wash bay
  • Horse float
  • Horse truck
  • Round yard 

Qualifications

  • Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3)
  • Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4)

Japanese equine graduate from Telford (English version)

 

Japanese equine graduate from Telford (Japanese version)

Course Fees

Domestic students
International Students please contact us for more information

Accommodation

Five and seven day boarding is available in our on-campus halls of residence.

Students are encouraged to apply early

Correspondence Courses

Telford has a wide variety of part-time correspondence courses

Visit us at an expo, or come for a campus tour or enrol in Telford’s Taster Week

For more information call us on 0800 835 367 (0800 TELFORD)