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Sporthorse Care and Equipment (Level 3) - Telford

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

February 2020

Duration:

27 weeks

Location: Telford
Credits: 95

You will learn about the stabling, care and exercise of horse in the Sporthorse industry, and also how to safely and effectively carry out activities involving vehicles, machinery and infrastructure with a special focus on equipment used in the equine industry.

This full-year programme includes both the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 3) Sporthorse Stable Assistant with the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture,  Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure qualifications.

The Equine programme focuses on Sport horses in areas such as exercising and training horses, preparation of a horse for an event and tending to horse and riders’ requirements at the event. Students complete theory and practical training most days in addition to handling and riding a range of horses.

The Agriculture programme focuses on learning safe and effective use of cehicles, machinery and implements, especially those associated with the equine industry, such as tractors, ATV's PTO driven implements.

New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant):

Attend to the routine day to day requirements of horses in training (10 credits)

  • Stable vices - signs, causes, prevention 
  • Implementing health requirements 
  • Reporting stable consumables 
  • Preparation of feeds, problems of feeding

Apply skills and knowledge in the routine identification, reporting, and treatment of problems of horses in training, and respond appropriately to emergencies involving horses (10 credits)

  • Anatomy, conformation, action 
  • Body systems 
  • Hoof care and associated problems
  • Administration of treatments 
  • Care following injury 
  • Actions to take in an emergency

Communicate effectively with team members and clients (5 credits)

  • Communication protocols 
  • Listening and providing feedback 
  • Role expectations 
  • Response and referral

Apply routine procedures when exercising and training horses for a sporthorse discipline (20 credits)

  • Preparation for exercise 
  • Exercise and training techniques 
  • Riding on the flat with the horse accepting the bit 
  • Lunging 
  • Types of gear for exercise and correct fitting 
  • Protective gear for exercise and correct fitting

Conduct the routine preparation of a horse for an event, and attend to horses' and riders' requirements at the event (5 credits)

  • Types of gear for performance and correct fitting 
  • Protective gear for performance and correct fitting

New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure):

  • Identify and assist with the management of workplace risks (10 credits)
  • Plan and carry out operational activities using mechanised equipment with consideration for environmental impacts (25 credits)
  • Manage personal wellbeing when carrying out primary industry operational activities (5 credits)
  • Operate specialist equipment for primary industry operational activities (10 credits)
  • Carry out activities related to the maintenance of workplace infrastructure (10 credits)

 

2020 fees to be advised

Could include : Working under supervision as a groom, stable hand or trekking guide.

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) Level 3 qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed as sporthorse stable assistants. With further work experience and study, graduates may gain employment as sporthorse grooms.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Attend to the routine day to day requirements of horses in training
  • Apply skills and knowledge in the routine identification, reporting, and treatment of problems of horses in training, and respond appropriately to emergencies involving horses
  • Communicate effectively with team members and clients 
  • Apply routine procedures when exercising and training horses for a sporthorse discipline
  • Conduct the routine preparation of a horse for an event, and attend to horses' and riders' requirements at the event

Graduates of the New Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Vehicles, Machinery and Infrastructure strand) qualification will be able to:

  • Identify and assist with the management of workplace risks. 
  • Plan and carry out operational activities using mechanised equipment with consideration for environmental impacts.
  • Manage personal wellbeing when carrying out primary industry operational activities.
  • Operate specialist equipment for primary industry operational activities.
  • Carry out activities related to the maintenance of workplace infrastructure.

Entry Requirements

  • Applicant must be 16 years or over
  • Applicant must have a reasonable level of fitness required to carry out duties involving horses and can meet the physical demands of stable work
  • Applicants need to have handled horses and have basic riding experience prior to entry to programmes leading to this qualification.

English Language Requirements

Applicants, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL); or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in  either New Zealand, Australia­, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of a Bachelor ‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment.

Certificate at Level 3

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 500 (with an essay score of 4 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 35 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 154. No less than 154 in each skill.
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200 in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: Level 3 (General) or (Workplace) b) Level 3 (General)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 36 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B1 Achiever IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than PASS in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE I with no less than distinction in any band

The Sporthorse Stable Assistant strand of this qualification can lead to the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Groom) (Level 4)

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