Horse Care (7482)

Last Updated: 18 Jul 2016
An NPTC NVQ in Horse Care shows you have the skills you need for your job with horses. Whether you're a stablehand, trainer, groom, riding instructor or stable manager, these recognised qualifications can help you take the next step in your career.
You'll prove your on-the-job skills at looking after horses and health and safety, and choose from specialist skills that suit your role.

The Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management has been designed by City & Guilds NPTC for people wishing to progress to management level within the equine industry.
An NPTC NVQ in Horse Care is for anyone who works with horses. There are options to suit people starting their first job, and experienced supervisors and managers.

The Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management is suitable if you wish to progress within employment at a management level.

You need a job or work placement with horses so you can be assessed at work. You don't need any previous qualifications.
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 NPTC NVQ in Horse Care qualification covers areas such as assisting with the care of horses, cleaning the stables and yard, putting on and taking off, cleaning equipment; handling horses and safety and good working relations.

The Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management will give you the chance to specialise in the following areas depending on your interests:

  • Equine Business Management
  • Business/Yard Manager
  • Elite Groom
  • Coach/Instructor
  • Horse Racing
  • Breeding.

You'll be assessed on the job, working with horses and carrying out other tasks in your usual workplace.

To gain an NVQ, you need to show you've got a particular set of skills. You usually work with your training provider to review your current skills and find the best way to gain new ones - perhaps by trying new things at work, or by studying.

NVQs are assessed at work or in a simulated workplace. For each unit your assessor watches and asks questions as you perform a task, or looks at a portfolio of work that you've built as formal evidence of your learning. Then they confirm you've got the skills to do the job well.

Which Level is right for me?

Level 1 in Horse Care
You're just starting out working with horses, perhaps as a stable hand. You want to demonstrate the basic skills you need to work in a stable yard and move on to further study.

Level 2 in Horse Care
You have some experience of working with horses and want to show your competence at more complicated tasks. You want a recognised qualification to help you take on greater individual responsibility.

Level 3 in Horse Care
You have lots of experience of working with horses, and will usually be specialising in a specific area of horse care. Your work might involve coaching, managing and supervising other people.

Level 4 in Equine Management
You wish to progress to management level within the equine industry.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

An NPTC NVQ in Horse Care could help you progress in any role where you work with horses, including:

  • Stable Hand
  • Horse Groom
  • Horse Riding Holiday Centre Manager
  • Horse Riding Holiday Centre Ride Leader
  • Horse Riding Instructor
  • Horse Trainer.

After completing each level, you can more on to the next.

Once you've completed the Level 3 NVQ, you could go on to take the NPTC Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management. This could help you work in a high-level role in the equine industry, such as a race horse trainer or stud farm manager.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

In order to offer the NPTC NVQ in Horse Care, you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment - you can train internal members of staff or recruit specially.

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

To find all the resource requirements, refer to the centre documents section.

All learners must be employed in the horse care industry. You must make sure they can access all the resources they need to complete the qualification.

Level 4

This level is ideal if you have significant experience working with horses and want to move on to a high-level role in the equine industry.

You choose one specialist pathway from:
  • Equine Business Management
  • Business/Yard Management
  • Elite Groom
  • Coach/Instructor

What Careers Can This Lead To?

A Level 4 NVQ in Horse Care will prepare you for a high-level role in the equine industry, including:

  • Race horse trainer
  • Stud farm manager.

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Equine Business Management (7482-41)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Equine Business Management

  • Accreditation No: 500/1222/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ 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: Data unavailable 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

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Business/Yard Management (7482-42)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Business/Yard Manager

  • Accreditation No: 500/1222/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ 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: Data unavailable 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

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Elite Groom (7482-43)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Elite Groom

  • Accreditation No: 500/1222/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ 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: Data unavailable 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

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Coach/Instructor (7482-44)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Coach/Instructor

  • Accreditation No: 500/1222/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ 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: Data unavailable 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

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Horse Racing (7482-45)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Horse Racing

  • Accreditation No: 500/1222/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ 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: Data unavailable 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

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Breeding (7482-46)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2016

Level 4 NVQ in Equine Management - Breeding

  • Accreditation No: 500/1222/8 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: NVQ 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: Data unavailable 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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