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Level 2 in Equine Care

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Course Duration

Full-time: 1 year (including placement)

Course Location

Enniskillen Campus

Level 2 in Equine Care

This practical Level 2 Technical Certificate in Equine Care offers young people the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills required for jobs within the equine sector. The course is taught using the practical facilities at Enniskillen Campus.

Main areas of study are:

  • Equine health and welfare
  • Feeding and watering
  • Health and safety
  • Horse handling and grooming
  • Horse tack and equipment
  • Introduction to lungeing
  • Riding and exercising horses
  • Working in the equine industry
Work placement

A minimum of five-weeks approved work placement is an integral part of this course. Students are encouraged to find work in their area of interest such as breeding, racing, competition yards or riding schools.

Progression opportunities and career destinations

This course may provide an opportunity for students to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Horse Management. Students are well positioned to find employment in a diverse range of sectors within the equine industry including: racing, show jumping, eventing, dressage and showing, riding schools, livery yards and studs.

Course Entry Requirements

Normally two Grade Cs or three Grade Ds at GCSE or equivalent, including English and Mathematics.
Basic skills in horse riding are essential for those wishing to undertake the riding module.
Please note, weight limit for riding is 89 kg (14 stone).

Students who have not attained a Grade C in English and Mathematics at GCSE or equivalent have to complete Essential Skills in Literacy and Numeracy.

Irish Leaving Certificate applications: Ordinary Level – Two Grade 4s or Three Grade 5s including English and Mathematics.

Applicants must also demonstrate that they have a minimum of 40 hours of experience in the equine industry, which can be acquired prior to leaving school.

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Enniskillen Campus

Enniskillen Campus provides the widest range of equine courses in Ireland. The college aims to develop a competitive equine industry and produce graduates with the capability to succeed in a wide range of careers.

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Rhiannon Campbell

Rhiannon Campbell

"When I arrived at CAFRE I knew this was the place for me; the facilities, the horses, and the lecturers are fantastic. I also enjoyed being able to ride, we had weekly lessons in both flat and jump, which helped everyone to improve their riding. This course combines theory with as much practical work as possible."

Shelley Stuart

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Shelley Stuart
Senior Lecturer (Equine)



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