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Equine Care & Management Level 2 £372.00

Equine Care & Management Level 2 £372.00


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   £372.00

A progressive distance learning course – ideal for busy lives.

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

  • Please be aware that for more experienced people, combined & subsidised course programmes on this site may be better value!
    • Intermediate Diploma programme includes both Level 1 & 2 courses offers fast track option for Level 1.  £348
    • An alternative for those who want to fast track throughout and simply want a ‘completion’ certificate is the combined  course (Code EM) programme – includes both Level 1 & 2. £252

Lingfield has been a Professional Training Provider since 1996. This course was produced by a professional instructor / coach with the private owner in mind as well as for those aiming for a a career in the equine world.

Level 2 is an equine management course which develops existing Level 1 knowledge and imparts to the now more proficient equestrian an up to date, broader and more in-depth knowledge of horse care.

Enrol 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 information.
  • A distance learning course from the only provider who offers completely flexible completion dates and more equine content than anyone else.  Check the length and depth

Think again:  Before enrolling on this course. Consider instead either the subsidised 2 course Intermediate Diploma at £348 or the Code EM combined course programme at £252. That’s a no brainer for most people.

Level 1 is considered to be the most comprehensive course available at this level from any provider in the UK.

Level 2 also compares extremely well in content to other equine distance learning provider’s courses.

These equine management courses give a broader, more worldly view of most topics – rather than just providing the usual text book unit by unit approach to learning required for professional qualifications.

They are added to and updated as often as possible so are now even more comprehensive than originally.

The Lingfield courses are aimed at those who require practical and broad ranging information on equine management in real life. They aim at the horse owner and professional yard manager, as opposed to providing the more restrictive career pathway for students whose only aim is to learn enough to achieve qualifications.

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!
  • The course provides BHS Stages knowledge – note that we do not hold assessments.
  • Horse ownership not required. BHS membership not required.
  • Self assessment throughout to help you achieve your goal.
  • Option to achieve a Lingfield Certificate on completion of final assignment.
  • Friendly one to one tutor for every student.  We provide hands on personal tutor  contact – we do not simply offer online assessment.

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 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 from Lingfield 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 ever.

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 assessments. Alongside this they also 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 professional assessments – they are far more than that.  When used as graded courses in the combined programmes (Intermediate Diplomas or Code EM programmes) they 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.
  • They help with exam preparation but go way beyond that.
  • 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
    • If enrolling someone else – note last few paragraphs of this page.
  • 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.

 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.   Full details here:

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.

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.

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.

If you are paying for & enrolling someone else, the student MUST (on the same day) contact us personally directly from their own email address.  They must state their name and address, details of the course on which you are enrolling them and must provide details of the person/organisation paying for their course.

Note:  We cannot/will not activate the course until we have this personal contact from the student.

It will help us and the student if you can please let us know us if there are any difficulties with dyslexia or learning.

The Intermediate Diploma programme contains this course and costs less.

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

Syllabus – Level 2

Level 1 course is very comprehensive and links to Level 2.  It is inadvisable therefore, to enrol directly onto Level 2.  It is suggested you look instead at the Intermediate Diplomas which is subsidised or the Combined course EM Code – which are both better value.

• Psychology further to Level 1.
• Information about Farriers, Registration.
• Shoeing.
• Reasons for calling the farrier.
• Detailed 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.
• General 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*

• 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 of Research Projects :
Latest products for wound treatment
Feed Scoops
Feeds by volume and weight

Prior theory revision required for those not taking Level 1

  • Worming & methods of maintaining low worm burdens in equines and on pasture
  • 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.
  • Buying and getting a second hand saddle fitted.
  • Bit fitting
  • 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,
  • Grassland Management for Horse & Pony Owners (BHS)
  • Lingfield Wall Charts (buy both for £12) available here

Further reading:

  • First Aid for Horse Owners.

Professional students – In addition to the above  we suggest:

  • the BHS books

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