Equine Courses

Here at Oaklands College we have one of the best equestrian departments in the country and run equine courses for all levels, from novice to competitive rider.

The Equestrian Department prides itself on producing quality students who are highly trained, motivated and able to progress into employment or onto Higher Education.

Our Centre regularly holds unaffiliated Show Jumping, Dressage and Riding Club competitions which our students are encouraged to take part in.

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NPTC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care 15/16-DP2EQA1F/1

The units that will be taught in 20011/12 will be: Work Related Experience, Principles of Feeding and Watering Horses, Routine Stable Duties (grooming, clipping and plaiting), Horse Handling (incl. lungeing), Riding Horses on the Flat, Riding Horses over Fences, Principles of Horse...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 02/09/2015
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, or, completion of a related level 1 qualification
NPTC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management 15/16-DP3HMA1F/1

The qualification meet the needs of learners in a centre-based environment who may wish to work within the horse industry or progress to further learning and/or training. They allow learners to develop underpinning knowledge whilst practising skills that could be used within employment...Read more

Fees POA
Level Full Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 02/09/2015
Duration 2-Year
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at C or above, or, completion of a related level 2 qualification
Preparation Stage 1 Horse Knowledge, Care... 15/16-FCEQ1A1E/1

The course will cover all topics assessed by the BHS Stage 1 exam including grooming, feeding and watering, points of the horse and tacking up for exercise. A syllabus for the exam can be found at www.bhs.org.uk. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 09/09/2015
Duration 15-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs at grade E or above, or, an entry level vocational qualification
Preparation Stage 1 Horse Knowledge, Care... 15/16-FCEQ1B1E/1

The course will cover all topics assessed by the BHS Stage 1 exam including grooming, feeding and watering, points of the horse and tacking up for exercise. A syllabus for the exam can be found at www.bhs.org.uk. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 24/02/2016
Duration 15-weeks
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs at grade E or above, or, an entry level vocational qualification
Preparation for Stage 2 Horse Knowledge... 15/16-FCEQ2A1E/1

The course will cover all topics assessed by the BHS Stage 2 exam including grooming, feeding and watering, the skeletal and digestive system of the horse and lunging. A syllabus for the exam can be found at www.bhs.org.uk. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 07/09/2015
Duration 27-weeks
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, or, completion of a related level 1 qualification
Preparation for Stage 2 Horse Knowledge,... 15/16-FCEQ2B1E/1

The course will cover all topics assessed by the BHS Stage 2 exam including grooming, feeding and watering, the skeletal and digestive system of the horse and lungeing. A syllabus for the exam can be found at www.bhs.org.uk. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 2
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 08/09/2015
Duration 27-weeks
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs at grade D or above, or, completion of a related level 1 qualification
Preparation for Stage 3 Horse Knowledge,... 15/16-FCEQ3A1P/1

The course will cover all topics assessed by the BHS Stage 3 exam including feeding and watering, the muscular and circulatory system of the horse, static and dynamic conformation and lunging. A syllabus for the exam can be found at www.bhs.org.uk. Read more

Fees POA
Level Level 3
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Part Time
Start Date 02/11/2015
Duration 27-weeks
Entry Requirements: 5 GCSEs at C or above, or, completion of a related level 2 qualification
C&G L1 Certificate in Land Based Studies... 15/16-FLTEQA1F/1

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Fees POA
Level Level 1
Campus St Albans Campus
Type Full Time
Start Date 02/09/2015
Duration 1-Year
Entry Requirements: 3 GCSEs at grade E or above, or, an entry level vocational qualification