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Read More: Lev 1 – Sharing / Entry Requirements / Certificates / Length & Delivery of course etc.

Enrolment Requirements

Immediate Start:

As soon as you enrol online & pay the full fee your course file is automatically sent to you.  Lingfield is the only equine distance learning course provider to offer immediate start with totally flexible start and completion dates = no fixed completion date.

Our courses are altogether more comprehensive than other training courses at this level or even the BHS Stage 1 syllabus.

Some courses available in the industry today provide just enough detail to get people through the exams and qualification assessments.  That might be OK for some and maybe for some youngsters just out of school, but is not really sufficient for mature people wanting to get straight into work in the industry, to own a horse, or run a yard.

These equine management courses give a broader, more overall and worldly view of most topics rather than just the text book unit by unit approach to learning required for professional qualifications. They have been added to and updated over the years so are now even more comprehensive than originally.

The language of the content is written in a personal, friendly and non text book manner.  The presentation is not a cold, dry, heavy or impersonal approach to learning used by many courses today.

Before paying, tick that you have read the last few paragraphs of this page and the Terms & Conditions which are not that long – and if paying for someone else, by ticking this, it means you agree to be sure they have read and agree to abide by all Procedures and the Terms & Conditions. Printable copies are available via the Terms & Conditions page.

 

Sharing  (available for Level 1 only)

How it works:  

There are strict procedures which must be followed for a shared course – please read carefully.  Be aware that phones are not suitable for working on these courses do not attempt to download the first file to a phone – it may be lost.
  • For an extra £50 a second person can share the course material –
    • The £50 sharers fee should be made directly to our bank from your bank (BACS payment) – the details for this will be sent in a ‘standing order’ form the sharer can download.  It is important to use the name of the main course person as the reference with your bank so that we know which course it relates to.
    • Please advise us in an email the date you paid £50 your name and who/what it is for.
    • Both students must work at the same speed and only the main person is able to request course material.
    • They should work together as a team and must only request files as and when they are BOTH ready for the next file etc. If aiming for a Certificate, both must pay the admin fee and send in their final assignment on same day.

How to proceed

  1. Both students must email us personally & separately from their own email address PRIOR to registering (or being registered) on this website to advise us of their name & address and the name and address of the person with whom they are aiming to share.
  2. Both students must tell us in that email who will be paying for the course fee and who will be paying for the sharers fee.
  3. Both students must register/enrol separately on the course on this website. The main course person pays the fee.
  4. The sharer however, should tick ‘paying by phone//direct bank payment/ alternative payment option’ which will avoid being taken to the payment page. They will then receive an email with ‘enrolment instructions’ which contains bank details enabling them (or the main person) to pay the £50 sharers fee to our bank.
  5. The main course person – after completing the online enrolment – receives an email with a limited time /download restricted text link for the first course file. Click once to download (it will happen immediately) but be sure you know where it is going on your computer.
  6. The main course person must confirm within 24 hours that they have downloaded, saved and re-opened the file. They must also confirm they have sent one copy to the sharer.
  7. Both must complete the mandatory ‘involvement form’:   Soon after enrolment both students will be required to complete a form. This must be completed personally and individually by each student.  Not by a parent/teacher/responsible adult. It must contain the student’s own words about their own individual details related to their personal involvement with horses/ponies.
    • Lingfield needs to know from the start that the students have suitable IT and language skills.
    • The completion of this form is mandatory and helps us to establish that those aiming for a Certificate on completion, have the ability to complete these simple forms personally.
    • It also helps to establish if they have the ability to work in a mature way on this course and have the ability to communicate their thoughts and knowledge on paper – thus enabling their tutor to understand and to check their final assignment and any research work and award a certificate if the work is correct.
    • Should the above be a problem we are happy to discuss.

Please Note your responsibilities when on a shared course: 

Main Course person

  • Only the main course person (the one paying the full fee) receives the copies of the course material. They may however, share their copy with the ‘sharer’ and send it by email or memory stick to the sharer.
  • They must confirm to the Lingfield office by email within 24 hours that they have downloaded, saved and reopened the file and have forwarded a copy to their sharer.
  • The main course person will, from set up, be the registered person and the one to contact the Lingfield office about anything relating to the course. They must maintain good regular contact with the sharer and with the office.

The Sharer

  •  On receipt of the first course file from the main course person, the sharer must also confirm with our office – personally (from their own email address)  – that they have been able to save and re-open their copy.
  • To avoid confusion, from hereon, the sharer must subsequently always work through the main course person not directly with the office unless it is necessary.
  • The sharer also has the option to gain a certificate on successful completion of the final assignment providing all the procedures have been followed.

School / College Sharers

Pre Neet youngsters require responsible adult to communicate and receive course files.

  • Important information for schools/training & skills groups:
    • If a school is enrolling 2 students, the school must appoint a responsible adult to oversee the initial setting up of the course for the students.
    • The students must email us directly prior to being registered – this contact is to enable us to clarify that their email account will accept our password protected files.
    • The appointed responsible adult must contact the Lingfield office in the first instance to introduce themselves and must assist the students and maintain regular contact with both the Lingfield office and the students until the course is up and running to the satisfaction of the Lingfield office.

 

Certification

All tutor assessed assignments, certificates & awards are optional:

  • Level 1 Equine Care & Management Certificate
  • Level 2 Equine Care & Management Certificate
  • Intermediate Diploma in Equine Care & Management
  • Admin fee for optional tutor assessed assignments £15 / £19 Paypal/overseas
  • One short practical session, overseen by a local instructor of your choice, must be undertaken to gain certification.  30 mins-1 hour.  This is mandatory if you are aiming for a certificate.

 

Length:

  •  7 modules.
  • Between 250 & 500+ hours of study time depending on student input.
  • A very comprehensive and broad-ranging equine management course covering in some depth, everything the horse owner would need on a day to day basis.
  • On average, those with family, work, horses and a life to live complete one equine course module a month.
  • With prior equine knowledge and previously undertaken research projects, some are able to complete within 4-6 months.

Tutor:  P.Clements / consultant F. Dent

 

Detailed Entry Requirements:

  • Minimum age 12 yrs – 10 with parental guidance – under 16’s must be overseen by parent/guardian/responsible adult- see below.
  • A love of horses and some access to horses locally
  • Motivation to learn and study, or previous equine experience
  • Assignments and some research required throughout plus a willingness to learn about horses. To complete assignments you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Instalment payments: Standing order set up is required prior to activation. Detailed form is provided when you complete checkout of first instalment payment.  (or view it on the Terms & Conditions page)
  • If aiming for a certificate part way through the course you must complete a basic practical tack session with an instructor of the required standard of qualification.

 

Delivery of course material requirements:

To your email address.

If you are paying for someone else and the text link email is sent to your address, you must forward the email to the student immediately – before the download link expires.

  • If you do not receive an email after 30 minutes, check your spam folder / mail the office – if we are open we will handle it as soon as possible.

How are files sent: 

Initial file on enrolment. Next file @ minimum 14 day interval.

See main Course Info page for full delivery details including fast track option.

In line with most national college courses, file/module delivery is via pdf files. Requires use of Free App: Adobe Reader for Windows or ipad.

Full details here:  https://www.horse-care.co.uk/information/how-do-i-work-with-lingfield-files/

Beneficial to successful completion of the course is:  a keyboard, and a printer if you also wish to work from the printed page (average use: 1 toner / 2 cartridge); An internet connection via computer/similar device enabling completion of assignments and access to Lingfield’s online cloud system for tutor checked assignments.

  • Instalments:  Restrictions to course files apply on a monthly/payment basis with instalment plans, and to specialist courses within an ID programme.
  • Completion restrictions may occasionally apply with government funding.

 

Paying for someone else:

Before paying you will be asked to tick that you have read the Terms & Conditions – and if paying for someone else, ticking this box this means you agree to be sure they have read and will agree to abide by all Procedures and the Terms & Conditions. Printable copies are available via the Terms & Conditions page.

Even if the student is under 13/14, if you are paying for & enrolling someone else, the student MUST (on the same day) contact us personally directly from their own email address – or via an adult’s if they are not old enough to register for an email address.

They must tell us their name and address, age, details of the course on which you are enrolling them and must provide details of the person/organisation paying for their course, the name of their dedicated adult,  aims or reason they wish to take the course and brief involvement with horses.

Subsequent contact for all under 16’s must be made by an appointed responsible adult who will be the main contact person for the course.  All files must be requested by and sent to the responsible adult who will oversee the course for the under 16 student.

The above is for our benefit and is the result of several issues and confusing incidents in the past, along with loss of files, lack of contact and general problems for our admin staff regarding our dedicated course procedures which are in place to help all courses run smoothly and to save administration time and to assist students in achieving their goal.

If paying for someone else, be aware of the following:

  1. We cannot/will not activate the course until we have personal contact from the student – in their own words. No matter what age or circumstances, their contact must be in their own words and must provide all the details stated above.

  2. They will, soon after or during enrolment, be asked to personally complete in their own words a more detailed involvement in horses form using Adobe Acrobat PDF reader.   This is a mandatory requirement.

  3. We require this contact & form directly from the student to enable us to establish if they have suitable language and communication skill levels to work on this course and to enable us to accept them as a student.  It enables our tutor to work with the student at a suitable level.  Without receipt of this direct contact we will not accept any student.

  4. It will help us and the student if you – the person paying – advise us from the start if there are any difficulties with dyslexia or reading/learning or restrictions to the internet because any of these issues will affect their working on the course and achieving a successful result.  Such issues, difficulties and restrictions can usually be overcome providing we are aware of them in advance.

Access to course files for visually impaired – available on request.

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