Assist with the Care of Animals
In this unit students will monitor the health and condition of the animals, and provide feed and water for them.
Adopt Good Bio-security Practices at Work
In this unit students will assist with maintaining appropriate levels of bio-security in the workplace, including personal hygiene and the use of appropriate PPE.
This unit will enable students to demonstrate their knowledge required to identify weeds found within the countryside.
Assist with the Exercise of Animals
In this unit the students will gain an insight into different types of exercise available to horses, gaining experience with a range of equipment and techniques.
Assist with the Handling and Restraint of Animals
In this module students will work on safe handing of the horse and methods of restraining the horse e.g. for the vet or farrier.
Assist with the Preparation and Maintenance of Animal Accommodation
In this unit students will prepare stables for new horses and practice different systems of mucking out. The unit covers different types of stabling, the various materials used for bedding and suitable fixtures and fittings for a stable and yard. Students will develop the knowledge and understanding of sustainability within a stable yard.
Assist with feeding and watering animals
This unit covers the basic feeding and watering requirements for horses. It encompasses a variety of different feeding and watering systems.
Team Work in Environmental Studies
In this unit students will be able to work cooperatively with colleagues to achieve good communication and reach the group's objectives.
Principles of the Preparation and the Monitoring of Livestock Outdoors
This unit content will enable students to demonstrate skills in selecting, preparing and maintaining animal feed, water and accommodation.
Assist with Maintaining the Health and Well-being of Horses
This module covers general health problems associated with every day care of the horse in the stable and kept out at grass.
Students need to be 14 or over with some horse related experience and have functional English, Maths and Science skills.
Your school or Home Educating Parent or Guardian must complete Application Form Part B before your application will be processed.
Learning and assessment
Multiple choice exam, assignments and portfolio of evidence of practical skills.
Group Size: 12.
Credit value: Certificate 18, Diploma 42.
Students who successfully complete the course may wish to study full time at Myerscough or at another college or enrol onto a work based apprenticeship.
Costs that are mandatory for the course: (Approx £100)
Black or navy jodhpurs and sweatshirt.
Long or short riding boots.
Gloves, hairnet and short whip.
Pen, folder and paper.
Myerscough College Accepted Hat Standards
Course fees apply to school educated students. Please refer to the 14-16 prospectus
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