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Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) - Telford

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 3
Dates:

February 2020 - exact start date TBC

Duration:

17 weeks

Location: Telford
Credits: 70

The qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain employment in the equine industry. On completion of this programme, graduates enter the equine industry in a number of different areas such as racing stables, sport horse stables, and horse breeding farms. Note: Those students who enter the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) in the non-riding option can exit the programme having gained the required skills for entry into stable practice employment. Those students wishing to continue with non-riding options may enter the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4) and elect either the breeding or harness racing strands only.
Additional fees: Compulsory Student Services Fee = $120.00.

The qualification is designed for individuals who wish to gain employment in the equine industry. On completion of this programme, graduates enter the equine industry in a number of different areas such as racing stables, sport horse stables, and horse breeding farms.

Note: Those students who enter the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 3) in the non-riding option can exit the programme having gained the required skills for entry into stable practice employment. Those students wishing to continue with non-riding options may enter the Telford Certificate in Equine (Level 4) and elect either the breeding or harness racing strands only.

Our Equine unit includes:
Covered loose boxes
Cross country fences
Covered teaching / work area
First aid room
Lease horses
All weather indoor arena (also available for hire)
Covered wash bay
Horse float
Horse truck
Round yard 

Topics:

Equine Health

  • Nutrition and feeding
  • anatomy and an introduction to physiology
  • knowledge of work diaries
  • keeping equine records (health, breeds, farriery, identification)
  • introductory knowledge of preventative health measures (parasite control, faecal egg counts, supplements, dental care) and treatment of ill health (recognizing and treating superficial wounds and minor conditions, vital signs, bandaging, teeth and aging a horse, conditions of the hoof and lameness)
  • safe practices when working with a contractor (for example, veterinarian, farrier, float driver, horse dentist)

Equine Industries

Riding

  • gear up a horse for riding including auxiliaries, boots and bandages
  • ride a horse in a balanced position at walk, trot and canter on the flat and over undulating country
  • unge and long rein a horse for exercise; handle weanlings
  • jump over jumps up to 70 cm ( including show jumps and cross country), and build a simple course

Equine handling

  • lunge and long rein a horse for exercise
  • handle weanlings; gear up a horse for riding
  • build a simple show jumping  course 

Harness racing

  • Be able to assist with selecting and fitting gear for an individual harness horse and drive a horse at a jog

Track riding

  • Be able to gear up a horse for track riding including auxiliaries, boots and bandages

Trekking

 

  • Be able to ride across undulating country and provide travel and provide travel and care for horses in short term accommodation
  • Be able to provide travel and care for horses in short term accommodation

 

Breeding and reproduction

 

  • Be able to describe the basics of reproductive systems in mares and stallions

 

Equine careers and history

 

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and requirements of a career in the equine industry and explore career options
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the history and evolution of equestrian sport

 

Work skills

 

  • attitude and application 

 

Equine Land Skills

  • pasture species, plant nutrition and growth
  • soils (land and soil formation processes and structure, soil water, soil health)
  • the safe use and appropriate application of fertilizers, agrichemicals; plants, (weeds and grasses) and trees potentially poisonous to horses; driving tractors and riding Quads on flat terrain and with trailed equipment
  • using hand tools
  • maintaining and repairing equine fencing (post and rail) and maintaining water supplies (components, connections, troughs) 

 

Stable Practices

  • introduction to stable management
  • safely catching leading and releasing horses, routines,  procurements, task allocation
  • care of stable horses (including after exercise)
  • stable design (may include yards, vet bay, facilities, rings, pens, equipment (including knowledge of covers)
  • identifying a horse’s conformation and action
  • Identification (ID) of horses
  • transport including difficult horses (float and horse truck), and knowledge of transport by air
  • turning a horse out for competition
  • clipping a horse
  • introduction to farriery (remove shoes, – front and back, fit and remove studs on horses’ shoes, knowledge of structure of horse’s foot, shoeing process, and remedial shoeing) 

NZ Domestic Students: $2,104.00

Student Levy Fee: $240.00 (compulsary)

Vet Credit: $375

Grazing for own /leased horses: $680

Leased Horse (per term, optional): $675

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

 

Entry requirements:
Applicants choosing the riding option must be able to walk, trot and canter in a balanced position and be able to jump 50cm in a balanced position.
All students must be 16 years or over on the date the programme of study commences – unless an exemption from school has been given.
International students must be 18 years or over.
There must be a reasonable likelihood of success at level three, including the physical ability to manage the work without putting self and/or others at risk.
If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence of competency, for example an overall IELTS test score of 5.5.

Entry requirements:

 

  • Applicants choosing the riding option must be able to walk, trot and canter in a balanced position and be able to jump 50cm in a balanced position.
  • All students must be 16 years or over on the date the programme of study commences – unless an exemption from school has been given.
  • International students must be 18 years or over.
  • There must be a reasonable likelihood of success at level three, including the physical ability to manage the work without putting self and/or others at risk.
  • If English is not your first language you will be required to provide evidence of competency, for example an overall IELTS test score of 5.5.

 

 

Our Equine unit includes:

  • Covered loose boxes
  • Cross country fences
  • Covered teaching / work area
  • First aid room
  • Lease horses
  • All weather indoor arena (also available for hire)
  • Covered wash bay
  • Horse float
  • Horse truck
  • Round yard 

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