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1Course Overview

Equine Studies

Course code: SH021

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This course in Equine Studies will give you a broad knowledge of horses, from their basic evolution and biology, through to horse breeds, advice on buying a horse and how to ride a horse safely and properly.

  • Explore how to look after horses properly and how to ride them safely.
  • Discover the biology of the horse and how each system functions.
  • Learn about the different breeds of horses that are available and identify which is the best breed for you.
  • Learn how to carry out regular checks on the physical health of your horse and how to groom and feed them properly for optimum health.

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or via email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

This course has been designed so you can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

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2Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1
  • Evolution of the Horse
Unit 2
  • Biology of the Horse
Unit 3 
  • Horse Breeds
Unit 4 
  • What Horse is Best for You?
Unit 5 
  • Buying a Horse
Unit 6
  • Basic Health and Safety for the Rider and Establishment
Unit 7 
  • Grooming and Tacking Up
Unit 8 
  • Leading, mounting and dismounting
Unit 9 
  • Walking and Halting
Unit 10
  • Trotting Basics
Unit 11
  • Stable Care
Unit 12
  • Basic Vet Care and First Aid
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

Course Duration

This course will take around 80 hours to complete. You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies.

Study Method

The course is designed for study by distance learning at home or at work. Students will receive all course materials by post or online, plus tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme.  This means that Kendal Publishing (a partner of UKDLP) has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. 

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Course Questions & Answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course. 

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option
Do I have to sit an exam?

No. Your certification is issued based on your tutor-marked assignments alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price!

How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work back to your course tutor for them to mark and return to you. On successful completion of the course you will be awarded your certification.

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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