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Equine Care & Management – Level 2

Equine Care & Management – Level 2

Overview

Skill Level Skill Level equivalent to Further Education Level 2-3
Number of units/modules 7
Total Hours 150 to 250 dependent on student input. Average 6 months @ 6 hrs per week.
Course Duration Totally flexible - no completion dates
No Attendance or Study Weeks required All home study but ability to access to horses locally

Equine Care & Management course Level 2

A progressive distance learning course – ideal for busy lives.  Expands on Level 1

This equine care & management course connects and expands on Lingfield Level 1 course.  Essentially it is not considered to be a stand alone course.

Lingfield has been a Professional Training Provider since 1996. This course was produced by a professional instructor with over 25 years of teaching experience – all with the private owner in mind & for those aiming for a change of career.

    • Experienced people:  Our tutor’s suggest enrolling on an Intermediate Diploma programme.
      • Subsidised Intermediate Diploma fees for 2016-2017.
      • Fast track options for Level 1. No waiting when you pay in full.  Enrol online – start today! 

Level 2 is an equine care course which develops existing knowledge and imparts to the now more proficient horse owner / groom, an up to date, wider and more in-depth knowledge of horse care.

Enrol on this equine management course today and start immediately.

  • 7 modules with assignments, multiple learning tasks, assignments and research projects.
  • Optional final assignment for Equine Care & Management Certification.
  • Based on the BHS Stage 2 theory – includes some Stage 3. Covers the BHS Horse Owner’s Certificates syllabus – being withdrawn 2015.
  • Level 2 suits the now more experienced owner who has a wide ranging and a good up to date grounding in modern methods of equine management.
  • Ideal for those running their own yard who have the theoretical underpinning is in place yet wish to expand their equine management knowledge.
  • A distance learning course from the only provider who offers completely flexible completion dates.

What’s in it for me?

  • A greater depth of knowledge and – you’ll be one step ahead of others.
  • This course is packed full of interesting and detailed information on equine management.
  • Work at your own speed in your own time.
  • You will gain more confidence and your horse will benefit
  • Instead of asking others for advice – they will be asking you!
  • Free one to one tutor support is available to all Level 2 students.
  • The course provides BHS Stages knowledge without the exams.
  • Horse ownership not required. BHS membership not required.
  • Self assessment throughout to help you achieve.
  • Option to achieve a Lingfield Certificate on completion of final assignment.

When used as a graded learning programme of 2 or more courses rather than individual enrolments our courses are altogether more comprehensive than other training courses or the BHS exam syllabus. Some courses  available in the industry today provide just enough detail to get people through the exams.

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 or run a yard.  The 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. They have been added to and updated over the years so are now even more comprehensive than originally.

Although horse ownership is not necessary, regular access to and handling of equines is really helpful with this Level 2 equine management course.  Younger students must have completed Lingfield Level 1 first.

 Why use Lingfield ?

For busy people these equine management courses are an ideal stepping stone on the equine career path. They are a way of gaining that theory knowledge you would questioned throughout the days of the various professional BHS exams. Alongside this they provide the overall detail and broader information that is usually only gained via practical experience on a yard.

They are not just a training course to get you through exams – they are far more than that.  When used as graded courses in the combined programmes (Intermediate Diplomas) they are used to broaden the knowledge of people out there in yards who are working with their own and other people’s horses.

People use Lingfield because we are user friendly and

  • Lingfield courses are a good deal longer and more comprehensive than most other similar equine management courses at this level and value.
  • Courses are packed full of interesting and detailed information.
  • You can work at own speed in own time –  no rush no hassle – even take a break if you wish.
  • There are no fixed completion dates.

Free personal tutor support:

  • Your tutor works with you to help you achieve. Have as much or as little contact with your tutor as you wish.
  • You may call on your tutor for advice both during and even after you finish the course. (Your own personal helpline!)
  • Regular access to horses and ponies is recommended for those aiming to achieve good Level 2 results but is not imperative.

Those enrolling should be knowledgeable on the following:

Bits and bitting; Detail on feed types/uses – vital to have prior knowledge if enrolling on Level 2 alone; Tack & tack fitting and knowledge of detailed saddle fitting from the viewpoint of the qualified saddle fitter; First aid treatment and some of the more common ailments. If you feel you could do with an update on some of the above, why not consider the Intermediate Diploma programme which is more suitable to experienced owners and includes a fast track option for Level 1)

Tutor:  P.Clements

Entry Requirements

  • Age 16
  • Minimum age 13 – providing Lingfield Level 1 has been completed.
  • A love of horses and some access to horses locally
  • Motivation to learn and study, or previous equine experience
  • Assignments & some research required throughout plus a willingness to learn. To complete assignments you will require the free Adobe Acrobat Reader app – see below.
  • Instalment payments: Standing order set up is required prior to activation. Detailed form is provided when you complete checkout of first instalment payment.
Delivery of course material:

To your email address – see Frequently asked Questions.

Note:   Link to first file will be sent to the Billing email address.  When you click confirm & pay – you will be sent an automated email. The email contains a file download link.  If you do not receive any email, check your spam folder.

All course material sent via pdf files.
Initial file on enrolment. Next file @ minimum 14 day interval.

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.

Beneficial to successful completion of the course is:  a keyboard, and a printer if you prefer 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.

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.

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

Syllabus – Level 2

Be aware that the Level 1 course is very comprehensive, for this reason the revision suggested must be undertaken by those expecting to gain a Level 2 certificate with us.  The alternative is to enrol on the Intermediate Diploma programme!

• Psychology further to Level 1.
• Farriers, Registration.
• Shoeing.
• Reasons for calling the farrier.
• Structure of the lower leg and foot.
• Effects of hard ground and heavy going.
• Treating minor wounds.
• Common injuries and ailments further to Level 1.
• Bandages and boots for protection.
• Grassland Management.
• Renovation & maintenance of pasture and buildings for equines.
• Making hay.
• Evaluation of hay making on small parcels of land.
• Analysis of soil structure and nutrients,
• Pasture management,
• Worming further to Level 1
• Watering and feeding further to Level 1
• How to provide a balanced diet
• Guides to light, moderate, medium work etc.
• Feeding for light to medium work.
• Teeth – brief info only
• Lunging – brief info only
• Tack further to Level 1. Further care of saddlery
• Importance of daily routine
• Guidelines and importance of routine for running a small yard
• Daily, weekly, periodical & annual treatment, tasks and maintenance jobs
• Insurance for horse & rider
• Etiquette – rules and manners for Indoor and outdoor schools & warming up at shows
• Parking etiquette – horse boxes and trailers

Research projects throughout

Examples :
Up to date products for treatment of wounds
Teeth
Feed Scoops
Feeds by volume and weights

Prior theory revision required

  • Worming programmes, to include modern thinking and methods of maintaining low worm burdens in equines and on pasture – as discussed in Level 1.
  • Buying and fitting a second hand saddle.
  • Feeds: types of hard feed and their uses.
    Vacuum Packed products – use and storage.
    Various types of bedding materials such as hemp and methods/management.
  • Fitting bits and bridles and what to look for in poorly fitting bits and tack.
  • Psychology & behaviour.
  • Procedures for buying horses.

Recommended reading: 

  • Manual of Horsemanship from www.pc-uk.org,
  • Grassland Management for Horse & Pony Owners (BHS)
  • Lingfield Wall Charts (buy both for £10)
  • Lumps and Bumps (sites of injuries and ailments) charts available here

Further reading:

  • First Aid for Horse Owners.

Professional students – In addition to the above  we suggest:

 

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