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Work-Based Horse Care and Riding Level 2 Diploma

Programme Type: Full-time Course
Availability: Isle of Wight only
Horse Care & Riding Learner

Is it for me?

This highly practical qualification is for candidates entering the equine industry with good basic skills and knowledge of Horse Care, or following on from achieving a Level 1 qualification.
Essential Information
HTP's Riverbank Campus & Island Riding Centre, Staplers Road, Newport
Start Date
September 2020
Entry Requirements
No formal entry requirements but previous equine experience will be required
Course Length
September 2020 - July 2021
Qualifications Achievable
  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-Based Horse Care (Horse Care and Riding)
  • Maths – GCSE or Functional Skills
  • English – GSCE or Functional Skills
Awarding Body
City & Guilds


This is a work-related, competence-based qualification, and is designed for people who want to progress into the equine industry and can work with limited supervision. It reflects the skills and knowledge needed to do assist with routine jobs effectively and to work in a Horse-related business, such as a Riding Stables, Equestrian Centre, Trekking centre or a similar job.
What would I do on this course?

You will learn about, and undertake, a wide variety of activities in a series of ‘modules’, including:

  • Clean and maintain stables
  • Provide feed and water horses
  • Carry out routine care and monitor the health and well-being of horses
  • Restrain horses using specified methods
  • Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
  • Maintain and develop personal performance
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
Where would I be based?

Your course is based mainly at Island Riding Centre, a top-class equestrian facility just outside Newport. There you’ll spend part of your time in the classroom and the remainder learning and working in the stables, yard and riding arena. You will also spend some time in the classroom at our Riverbank Campus in Newport.

How do I get started?

Easy – just get in touch to register your interest using our Contact Form, email us, or call our Riverbank Campus. This is a hugely popular course and places are limited, so don’t wait – contact us today!

What support will I get?

At HTP Apprenticeship College we will do everything we can to help you and to improve your prospects. In addition to providing support for your programme and qualifications, we want you to feel that you are in a caring, positive, safe and stimulating environment that promotes your social, physical and moral development.

Have more questions about the course?

No problem, just get in touch and we'll be able to help you.

What can I do after this course?

Following successful completion of this course, you can progress onto the Senior Equine Groom Level 3 Apprenticeship
Contact us now and get onto your career-starting Full-time Course

Newport Riverbank Campus: 01983 824930