Equine Studies – Level 2 Course

£ 219.38

Gain an equine studies diploma with the Distance Learning Centre. This equine studies course covers the care and skills needed to look after a horse.

Course Description

The Equine Studies – Level 2 Course is designed to give you an introduction and overview to a large number of aspects about the care and skills needed to both care and look after a horse. The Equine Studies Course also cover the basics of riding, grooming and the handling of horses, as well as useful information on buying a horse, and information on stabling and looking after your horse.

On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 2 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.

The Equine Studies – Level 2 Course includes the following units:
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Early horse groups; and Modern horse groups.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction, An Introduction to the Skeleton of the Horse; Muscles of the Horse and Their Purposes; Muscles of the trunk, back, and ribs; Muscles in the hindquarters; Tendons and ligaments of the lower leg; Organs of the Horse; and Horse Markings.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Abyssinian; Albanian; Appaloosa; Arabian; Clydesdale; Dales Pony; Egyptian; Exmoor Pony; Fell Pony; Hackney; Lipizzan; New Forest Pony; Palomino; Pinto; Shetland Pony and Thoroughbred.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; The Best Breed for You; Age, Size and Sex; Assessing His Body Language; and Assessing your prospective buy.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Where to Buy; The Initial Evaluation; Riding the Potential Horse; What to look for during your ride; Question Checklist; The Pre-Purchase Examination and The Coggins Test.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Legal Requirements; Hazards and precautions; Checklist; References and further details; Basic Rider Equipment for Safe Riding; Proper equipment for junior riders (children under age 12); and Proper equipment for adult riders.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Choosing a suitable horse; Seek good advice; Choosing a riding academy; Choosing a saddle; The Bridle; and Grooming and tacking up.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; How to lead a horse; How to ask a horse to stand for mounting; Preparing to mount; Getting a leg up; Holding the reins; and How to dismount.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; How to ask a horse to walk; How to halt a horse; The basics of steering; and Exercises at walk and halt.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Introduction; Basic riding theory and philosophy; How to maintain a good walk, and why; and How to ride the trot.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Where to Keep your Horse?; Feeding; Pasture; Hay; Concentrates; Water; Shelter and Fencing for Horses; Security; and Safety.
This lesson includes the following topics: Introduction; Other Emergencies; Equine First Aid Kit; How To Take a Horse’s Temperature; How To Check a Horse’s Pulse; How To Determine The Respiration Rate; How To Check for Gut Sounds; How To Perform a Pinch Test; How To Check CRT; Mucous Membranes; Teeth; What is Colic?; and Prevention of Colic.

Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

About ABC Awards & Certa Awards Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.

The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

Additional information

Course Format

Paper Based Materials

Self-Study Time

Approximately 100 Hours (Self-Study)

Delivery Time

1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)