Safe Working in the Equine Industry (0314)

Last Updated: 22 Jan 2016
Learn to keep horses, yourself, and others safe with a Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry, whether you're working with horses or simply riding for fun. This is a short, focused qualification that shows you know how to recognised risks and help prevent accidents from happening.
A Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry is for anyone who spends time with horses, whether for work or for fun. You need to be at least 14 years old.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

You'll cover things like:

  • health and safety measures
  • assessing risks.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical task, exams or online tests.

To get your Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry you'll do a multiple choice test. You'll also complete an assignment based on the work you do at your usual riding stable.

Is this level right for me?

Level 2
You may have some knowledge and experience of working with horses. You want to take responsibility for your own actions by learning how to enforce health and safety measures and identify potential risks.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry could help you to work safely as:

  • Farrier
  • Horse groom
  • Horse riding holiday centre manager
  • Horse riding holiday centre ride leader
  • Horse riding instructor
  • Horse trainer.

You could also go on to gain more horse care skills with a Level 1 NVQ in Horse Care or a Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need qualified assessors - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

To deliver a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you'll need to provide your learners with a suitable learning environment and the resources they need to complete the practical and theoretical aspects of the qualification in order to enable them to achieve industry standards.

Anyone can take this qualification, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it. To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

Level 2 will suit you if you have some knowledge and experience of working with horses. You want to take responsibility for your own actions by learning how to enforce health and safety measures and identify potential risks.
You complete 2 core units:
  • Safe working in the equine industry
  • Recognising risks and control measures in the equine environment.
For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry could help you to work safely as:

  • Farrier
  • Horse groom
  • Horse riding holiday centre manager
  • Horse riding holiday centre ride leader
  • Horse riding instructor
  • Horse trainer.

You could also go on to gain more horse care skills with a Level 1 NVQ in Horse Care or a Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills.

Level 2 Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry (0314-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Certificate in Safe Working in the Equine Industry

  • Accreditation No: 500/4235/X This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 50 - 50 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2019 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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