Core Pathway - Work based Learning Vocational Band 2
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Hooves in Harmony C.I.C
We offer Horse Care courses to those of secondary school age. No previous experience is necessary but potential students need to enjoy hands on learning and being outside. The horses offer not only the opportunity to learn about them but also to learn from them. Students often describe the setting as quiet and away from everything, giving them the opportunity to just be themselves.

All basic aspects of horse care are covered including grooming, feeding, mucking out and field management. Students work towards gaining a number of AQA Unit Awards through their work with us.
Provider Contact
Clare Smith
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Course Name
Horse Care
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Course Description
The course is open to anyone aged 13 years plus

The course aims to introduce learners to horse care and work within the Horse Industry. Learners will gain first-hand experience of working safely on a stable yard, with the knowledge and practical skills to carry out daily care and management of the horses, with horse welfare at the core of their work.

Teaching is aimed at those who are working towards a Level 1 qualification or above. The course is open to anyone aged 13 years plus who has an interest in working with horses or learning more about their care. The course offers excellent hands-on experience on a British Horse Society Approved livery yard, in addition to gaining knowledge through practically based theory work.

A number of AQA Unit Awards can be gained as learners are equipped with both knowledge and practical skills in areas such as:

Stable management
Health and safety
Grooming and rugging
The foot and shoeing
Feeding and exercise
Tack and equipment
Basic grassland management
Groups are kept small to allow an additional focus on transferable skills including communication, teamwork, leadership and problem solving.

Working with the horses helps to develop a sense of a duty of care which in turn can improve confidence and self-esteem in the individual.

Assessment is done on an informal and on-going basis through both practical application and learner completed work.

This course is offered on Thursdays and Fridays giving the option for learners to attend either/or/both.
Qualification (If Applicable)
AQA Unit Awards at Level 1 and Level 2
Thursday, Friday
Ofsted Registered
Bubbenhall Bridge Livery Centre Bubbenhall Road Baginton Coventry CV8 3BB
How to Apply
Daily Rate of £78.92
Coventry Alternative Provision