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Telford Certificate in Equestrian Knowledge (Level 3) - Telford Distance

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

2019 Semester 10: 04 October to 25 September

Duration:

One year , part-time

Location: Telford Distance
Credits: 70

This programme is for people who have an interest or involvement with horse sports or the equine industry and who wish to improve their knowledge, or are interested in instructing and/or managing an equine business. 

You will learn about

  • Strategies for working with horses including lunging, handling, understanding their behaviour, and maintaining personal fitness to work with horses. 
  • Handling and breaking in of horses
  • Develop lesson plans and explain aspects of professional instructing.
  • Issues relating to various competition options for dressage, show jumping, cross country
  • Health and safety strategies in context
  • Processes of managing stables and grounds
  • Business management strategies for buying horses, and running a small equine enterprise.
The course does not contain any practical work or riding components. Delivered via SIT2LRN Online Distance Learning.

Topics within this programme may include:
Working with young horses
Instructor skills
Equine jumping
Riding safety
Ground maintenance
Business sense

Topics:

Working with young horses

Riding Safety
Understanding of the importance of rider safety, and the equipment to be worn and measures to be taken to keep the rider safe. Safety for volunteering, competitions and insurance.

Ground Maintenance
Know about pasture and paddock maintenance, shelter, water, and fencing maintenance 

Business Sense
Learn what to look for when buying a horse, and running a business in the equine industry.

  • The commitment of owning a horse
  • The purchase process
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Setting up an equine enterprise
  • Managing an equine enterprise 

Instructor skills
Developing lesson plans and what’s required to be a successful riding instructor

Lesson plans

  • How to develop a lesson plan
  • Lesson plans for flat work
  • Lesson plans for jumping
  • Lesson plans for trot poles 

Riding instructors

  • Qualifications available for riding instructors
  • Choosing an instructor that suits both horse and rider

Equine Disciplines
Dressage

  • Various levels of dressage
  • Movements and exercise for dressage 
  • Rules and regulations for dressage
  • How to get started in dressage
  • What to look for in a dressage horse

Show jumping

  • Show jumping basics
  • The show jumping competition
  • Show jumping preparation 

Cross country

  • Cross country basics
  • The cross country competition
  • Cross country preparation 

$453.00

Stable Hand
Stable Assistant
Trekking Guide
  • Stable Hand
  • Stable Assistant
  • Trekking Guide

 

Entry requirements
Applicants must:
* Be 16 years or over
* Be proficient in English (written and oral).
Note: If English is your second language, you will be required to provide evidence that you are sufficiently competent in English to take part in this programme.

Applicants must:

  • Be 16 years or over
  • Be proficient in English (written and oral).

Note: If English is your second language, you will be required to provide evidence that you are sufficiently competent in English to take part in this programme.

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

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