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Duration (approx) 900 hours
Qualification Advanced Certificate

Care for Horses and Learn Skills to be Successful in the Equine Industry

If you love horses and want to work with them, but you're not quite at the point of taking on a management role in the industry, then this is the ideal course for you. 

If you are interested in more than horse ownership or the occasional ride on the weekend, perhaps it is time to convert that passion into a fulfilling career.

There are plentiful opportunities to gain employment working with horses through farms, stables and other enterprises.  This study course provides a strong foundation for future work in the equine industry or for broadening your studies. 

  • we have daily intakes so you can start any time 
  • you still do the practical work with horses when you can 
  • rely on expert tutor support - interact as much or as little as you need 
  • get a industry qualification and develop your key skills to get noticed 
  • solidify what you already know about horses and learn new skills too 

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Learn to Care for Horses

  • A 900 hour self paced course
  • A focus on the equine animal husbandry
  • Options to choose several of the modules to differentiate your skills and knowledge
Core Modules These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies.
  Horse Care I BAG102
  Equine Behaviour BAG216
  Horse Care II BAG204
Stream Modules Studied after the core modules, stream modules cover more specific or niche subjects.
  Research Project I BGN102
  Event Management BRE209
  Horse Care III BAG302
Elective Modules In addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 12 modules.
  Animal Anatomy And Physiology (Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101
  Animal Health Care VAG100
  Farm Management BAG104
  Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
  Workshop I BGN103
  Animal Feed & Nutrition (Animal Husbandry III) BAG202
  Animal Health (Animal Husbandry II) BAG201
  Irrigation -- Agricultural Irrigation BAG213
  Pasture Management BAG212
  Sustainable Agriculture BAG215
  Weed Control BHT209
  Horse Breeding BAG307


Why Study This Course?

  • The industry desperately needs trained people now!

  • There's many people who have passion to work with horses, but haven't completed a program of study to support their job prospects. You can stand out from the crowd with this Advanced Certificate course. 

  • Advanced Certificate level learning requires you to complete industry or work experience. This is where real learning often takes place.. on the job. Blend your online learning with the real life experience and you will be able to take yourself to the next level in your career.

  • Grow as a person as you develop key skills which can set you up for learning for life, help you project manage, think critically, plan ahead, make industry connections and take control of your own future. 

  • Aim to work in self-employment and have credentials and a skills-base to give your customers confidence in your service. Work towards a diploma in equine management. This is the stepping stone in a qualification progression pathway, once you have the fundamentals, introduce management concepts and much more. 


What are you waiting for ... the opportunities are limitless! If you're even thinking about studying, why not pick up the phone to chat with one of our friendly team. If this isn't the right course for you, we'll let you know. You're not obliged enrol. We offer impartial careers advice to the best of our ability, and you won't be speaking to a sales person - there's no sales people employed at our school!



The animal industry needs suitably skilled and confident people now!

Gain an Advanced Certificate in Equine Studies and demonstrate exactly how much you know horses.  

Start making a change to your life and the lives of horses...

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Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!

Meet some of our academics

Jade SciasciaBiologist, Business Coordinator, Government Environmental Dept, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Recruitment Consultant, Senior Supervisor in Youth Welfare, Horse Riding Instructor (part-completed) and Boarding Kennel Manager. Jade has a B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Professional Education, Cert IV TESOL, Cert Food Hygiene.
Cheryl McLardyA scientist, teacher, writer and animal scientist, with more than 20 years experience including: Sports Horse Stud Groom, Stable Manager, Yard Manager, Equine industrial Training Manager, FE Distance Learning Manager. Cheryl has travelled widely, working in England, Scotland, Australia and New Zealand; and is now based in Scotland. She holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons), Higher National Diploma in Horse Management, and a City and Guilds Teaching Certificate.

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