College to launch new Equine course

2nd April 2024

Solihull College & University Centre is delighted to be adding to its Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing offer with a new equine course for school leavers.

The BTEC Level 2 in Equine Studies is a one-year course and perfect for students wanting to start a career working with horses. It will give students a sound basis to progress further in the equine sector.

The course will cover a range of topics, including Equine Tack and Equipment, Equine Biology and Health, Working with Horses, Equine Preparation and Plaiting, Practical Equine Behaviour, Practical Yard Duties, and a work placement.

Students will spend three days per week in the College’s Animal Welfare Centre at Blossomfield Campus, one day per week will be spent undertaking practical/theory activities at Solihull Riding Club, and one day on an equine related work placement.

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The College will be working with Summerfield Stables to deliver practical elements of the course.

Head of School for Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing, Claire Powell, comments: “We are really excited to be embarking on this new venture and I am confident it will be a fantastic addition to the School of Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing. This allows us to be more diverse in our offer and provide opportunities locally for students wishing to pursue a career with horses.”

Applications are now open to start in September!

Find out more about the College’s Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing courses: Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing