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Specialist Course Livery Yard Managers Course

Specialist Course Livery Yard Managers Course


Skill Level Skill Level 2
Number of units/modules 2
Total Hours 25 / 45 - dependent on student input
Course Duration Totally flexible - no completion dates. Contact required periodically to maintain an active course.
No Attendance or Study Weeks required Conducted by home study + ability to access to horses locally

People who viewed this course often enrolled on the ID8 – the Intermediate Diploma for Livery Yard Managers

This equine course aims to provide livery yard managers and owners with relevant legal and financial requirements associated with running this type of horse related business.

It provides general business management skills specifically related to a Livery Yard.  These include:

  • Marketing, accounting, insurance issues, equine yard licensing & BHS and Livery Yard approvals systems,
  • Staff management & client management.
  • Establishing an equine target market
  • Attracting the right horse owning clients to your livery yard.
  • Together with this will be found the legal requirements for the all important equine related health and safety, and risk management information.
  • It introduces multiple learning tasks, assignments and projects including local research & awareness.
  • See full syllabus for detail.

Subscribers to Horse Heros can view a video about a ‘well run BHS Approved Livery Yard’

  • 2 modules
  • Multiple learning tasks and assignments. To complete assignments you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.
  • Self assessment, research projects
  • Optional final assignment for Certification (tutor assessed)
  • Admin fee for optional tutor assessed assignments £15 / £19 Paypal/overseas
  • Instalments available – see dropdown list above Enrol. 
    • Standing order set up via UK Bank account is required prior to activation.  Detailed form provided when you complete checkout of first instalment payment.

Option to achieve Certificate on completion:

  • Specialist course Certificate ‘Stage 1 Exam Day Preparation’

NOTE:  When used as part of the Intermediate Diploma programme (ID8), provides the majority of the theory for Stage 1 & 2.  ID’s offer subsidised fees & option of 4 certificates.

Tutor:   Hannah Haskew

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum age 16 years
  • Good research skills required throughout
  • Good all round experience in equine management & handling ability.
    • Alternatively, good business management skills, however, if lacking equine management knowledge & equine management and you do not hold better than average equine skills we suggest enrolling on ID8

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 Downloadable 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.

Before paying you will be asked to tick that you have read the Terms & Conditions – and if paying for someone else ticking this 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.

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

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 & company funding.
  • Be aware – the final element of any course cannot be sent until the full fee is paid.


Livery Yard Managers Course Syllabus

  • Introduction and descriptive terms for livery
  • Welfare bill – new guidelines for livery yards
  • The importance of Licensing, Approvals and Professional Association
  • Types of livery – what could/should be offered
  • Qualities for success
  • Premises
    • Location
    • Existing premises
    • Conversions
    • Redevelopments
    • Residential premises
  • Facilities
    • Crew Yards
    • Barns
    • Layout
  • Requirements to fit assorted & various types of owner
  • Setting up a business, business plans etc
    • Structures
    • Sole Traders
    • Limited companies
    • Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Money matters simplified –
    • accounts,
    • budgets,
    • invoicing,
    • tax returns,
    • national insurance,
    • rates and VAT.
  • Legal matters –
    • insurance,
    • contracts,
    • health and safety including risk assessments,
  • Employing staff,
    • handling staff and clients professionally.
  • Marketing, advertising and attracting clients
    • How to & what to design
  • General management.
    • Worming
    • New arrivals
    • Health & Safety
    • Negligence
  • Risk Assessment

Assignments and recommended reading

Research assignments are included in the content.



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