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Intermediate Diploma Int Dip. Plus Equine Feeding & Nutrition (Code ID5) £355.00

Intermediate Diploma Int Dip. Plus Equine Feeding & Nutrition (Code ID5) £355.00


Skill Level Skill Level equivalent to Further Education Level 2-3
Number of units/modules 17
Total Hours 350 / 600 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
Instalment options Instalment option: UK Bank standing order only see dropdown arrow on right

Intermediate Diploma with specialist subject Equine Nutrition – Code ID5

3 full courses on a subsidised fee with fast track option for experienced people.

Broaden your knowledge on equine management, feeding & nutrition in easy to read language.

  • Full fee £792 – but with subsidy by paying online now = £355 (or 5 x £72 / 3 x £119)
    • Instalments via UK bank accounts only.
    • Paypal instalments are no longer available.
  • Work at your own speed – in your own time
  • No fixed completion dates
  • Free friendly personal tutor throughout

This programme provides well rounded equine management theory with a specialist course in equine feeding & nutrition.  Based on BHS Stages theory and ABRS training.

  • A sparkling coat and healthy horse are produced by good equine management and good nutrition – you cannot have one without the other.
  • It is vital therefore to have this all round equine management knowledge as well as nutritional information.
  • Get improved riding, handling and well being – yet without the behavioural issues associated with many feeds.  Instead of  having to ask others at the yard, learn to do it your way.

Lingfield – the friendly distance learning group!

17 modules plus dozens of interesting tasks, projects and optional assignments for Certification & Diploma. Normal fees for these 3 individual courses are over £800.  Thisprogramme offers a huge saving.

Exceptional value for money and used by all standards for personal improvement as well by those aiming to achieve professional qualifications and to develop professional skill levels.

Printable Syllabus with Course Fees

Feedback.  Sarah Lillie said:  The course really highlights how, with so much available on the feeding front now, so many people get confused.  It encourages you to read other material which broadens your learning and opinions. The Set work is good and challenging.   Sarah added: It really clarified feeding for me.

What’s in it for me?

Enrol now – immediate start.  Automated receipt of course files.  No waiting. Professionally produced courses by real people who know where you are coming from.

The courses offer a broader, down to earth workmanlike approach to equine management and feeding.  They offer more than the usual text book unit by unit approach to learning required to simply get through professional qualifications, exams and assessments

Note:  The practical session in Level 1 has been waived for all those reaching that topic and completing the course during the Covid 19 lockdown.

Instalment option available – see dropdown list above Enrol.  Initial Payment via card.  Standing order set up via UK Bank account for activation.  Detailed form provided when you complete checkout & first instalment payment.

  • Considered the most comprehensive equine care & management distance learning programme available in the UK at this level. 
  • Compare the Level 1 & 2 syllabus to other courses to confirm the content.

Check the fully detailed syllabus for each course below     Tutor in lesson

  1. Level 1 Equine Care & Management
  2. Level 2 Equine Care & Management
  3. SC5 Equine Feeding & Nutrition
  • Call on your tutor at any time throughout your course – your tutor is even happy to be available to support you with your horse questions after you have completed this programme. Where else will you find ongoing support absolutely free.

Option to achieve 4 Certificates & Intermediate Diploma on successful completion of required assignments

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader free app required for assignment.
  • The specialist course draws on the feeding topic covered Level 1 information but provides more in-depth detail with plenty of practical and written assignments resulting in a greater depth of knowledge and understanding.
  • You will gain theoretical skills in good feeding and nutrition to underpin your practical skills.
  • The course eliminates the mystique sometimes offered in books and courses about feeding. We bring it back down to earth.
  • It is one of the most popular subjects for those with a modern approach to horse management.Tutor in lesson
  • Feedback proves how much it has helped so many people.
  • The more novice riders find they have a horse or pony on which they feel comfortable and confident.
  • Experienced owners see their horses peforming better – without behavioural issues associated with so many so called improved diets.

We prefer students taking this programme to have working knowledge of good equine management. For this specialist course management of feeding at least one horse is useful.

READ MORE – ID5 Entry Requirements etc.

Equine Care & Management:

Level 1

  • Psychology and Behaviour. General care relating to stress.
  • Care and Requirements of the stabled horse.
  • Modern bedding materials & their uses.
  • Importance of Routine relating to a stable yard and stabled horses.
  • Safety in stable, yard and when handling, riding and caring for equines.
  • Health & Safety.
  • Points of the Horse* Breeds and Types* Colours and Markings*
  • Buying a new horse/pony for the 1st or 2nd time buyer.
  • Passports for horses. Approved Livery Yards.
  • Livery Yard guidance.
  • Sample contracts.
  • Reasons for shoeing & regular farrier visits.
  • Problems caused by irregular attention to feet.
  • Grooming – Reasons and principles. Strapping and quartering
  • Signs of Health and Ill Health.
  • When to call the vet. The horses relationship with the vet.
  • 1st Aid. Know the Norm.
  • Minor injuries and ailments – modern products for injuries*
  • Feeding and Watering – Rules and explanations.
  • Types of Feed and their uses
  • Cereals and straights – what to use and when.
  • Feeding for Light Work, Manufacturer’s advertising leaflets*
  • Feed product *names and what they mean
  • Hay, Haylage, Horsehage etc – use and storage
  • Care of the horse at grass.
  • Fields and Paddocks suitable for horses and ponies.
  • Worming – modern approaches, lab tests. 3 Year Worming programme
  • Tack & tack fitting – nosebands/martingales etc.
  • Rugs and rugging – fitting of rugs in detail.
  • Bits & bitting. Types and reasons for use. Importance of fit.
  • Care of tack. Problems cause by ill fitting tack.
  • Saddles & saddle fitting * in depth saddle fitting assignment.
  • Practical: 30 minute Tack Session required – see below.
  • Road Safety* courtesy.
  • Preparation for road riding.
  • Towing Trailers.
  • Returning from a ride – Care of the hot horse – modern approaches

* Denotes a little easy research is required.

Level 2

  • Psychology top up 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
  • Bandages and boots for protection
  • Grassland Management
  • Renovation & maintenance of pasture
  • Making hay – benefits & areas
  • Worming further to Level 1
  • Watering and feeding  – prior knowledge required.
  • How to provide a ‘balanced’ diet
  • Guides to light, moderate, medium work etc
  • Feeding for light to medium work MJDE levels – prior knowledge required
  • Teeth in brief
  • Care of saddlery further to Level 1
  • Importance of daily routine
  • Importance of routine when running a small yard
  • Daily, weekly, periodical & annual treatment, tasks and maintenance jobs
  • Insurance for horse & rider
  • Rules and manners for Indoor and Outdoor schools
  • Polite parking of horse boxes and trailers

Research Projects

  • Worming programmes, modern thinking & maintaining low worm burdens on pasture.
  • Feed Scoops – various feeds by volume and weights, mjde levels
  • Vacuum Packed products – use and storage.
  • Fitting bits and bridles examining poorly fitting bits and tack.
  • Required security and safety procedures & precautions.
  • Up to date products for treatment of wounds.

Feeding & Nutrition course:

This short specialist course has 3 modules & covers the following topics in depth:

  • Information and details of different types of feed in common use today;
  • The basic make up of feed and how the various constituents are used by the body;
  • Constituents of feeds how they react on the bodily systems;
  • Descriptions, make up and detailed use of various types of bulk high fibre food such as Hay, Haylage and Horsehage.
  • Explanations and detail on how to feed different horses with different life styles;
  • Full information and details on how to select the right sort of feed for a particular horse;
  • Risks encountered with behavioural and health problems if a horse is fed incorrectly, the wrong balance of feed, wrong type of food or a poorly balanced diet;
  • How to prevent these things going wrong;
  • Preparing feed charts for a number of horses;
  • The importance of vitamins and minerals and the use of additives;

Detailed Syllabus

The Syllabus also includes:

  • Course Introduction
  • Study guides etc.
  • Assignments are provided throughout the course
  • Introduction to feeding
  • Dictionary of Feeding Terms
  • The horse’s digestive system
  • How horses eat in the wild and how it relates to feeding your horse
  • Importance of keeping feeding as natural as possible
  • Types of food split into 3 easy sections or categories
  • The basics of feeds and requirements for a healthy diet
  • Rules of feeding and reasons for rules
  • Working out how much to feed
  • Behavioural problems associated with feeding
  • Additives and supplements (vitamins and minerals)
  • Feeding for specific situations, young, old/veteran, in-foal etc.
  • Ill health problems associated with feeding, i.e. Laminitis, Colic etc.
  • Worming
  • Teeth
  • Final assignment may be sent in for Certification – plenty of tutor help with this. (Tutors P. Clements assisted by H. Haskew. Consultant L. McIlrwaith)


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