Equine Skills (7477)

Last Updated: 01 Aug 2017
The Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills has been designed to provide a level 1 qualification in practical equine skills, to meet the needs of learners, industry and other stakeholders.
This qualification is suitable for candidates who require a stepping stone between entry level and a full level 1 qualification and who want to receive formal recognition of the skills that they have achieved prior to progressing onto a full level 1 qualification. It might also be suitable for those who want a taster to the industry before considering progressing into employment in the future.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification is assessed by practical assessment with supporting related underpinning knowledge to confirm understanding. These qualifications can be asked and answered orally or in a written format.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Equine Skills qualification can lead to a job in the equine industries.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment.

You also need suitable facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

This qualification is suitable for candidates who are aged 14 years and over.

To find all the resource requirements, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 1

To gain the Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills candidates must complete five core units plus one optional unit. The following are required units:

  • Handling horses under direction
  • Feeding and watering horses under direction
  • Mucking out and bedding down horses under direction
  • Grooming horses under direction
  • Putting on and removing horse rugs under direction.

For a full list of units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The Equine Skills qualification can lead to a job in the equine industries.

Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills (7477-01)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2018

Level 1 Certificate in Equine Skills

  • Accreditation No: 500/4236/1 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: 210 - 210 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: 231 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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