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Intermediate Diploma Int. Dip. & Livery Yard Managers Course – Code ID8 £408.00

Intermediate Diploma Int. Dip. & Livery Yard Managers Course – Code ID8 £408.00


Skill Level Skill Level equivalent to Further Education Level 2-3
Number of units/modules 16
Total Hours 350 / 545 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
Fee - in full or instalments Instalment option: UK Bank standing order only see dropdown arrow on right

Equine & Livery Yard Management  Code ID8

We are open – take the opportunity to up-skill right now.  Run your own yard one day.

Intermediate Diplomas are combined course programmes attracting Subsidised Fees
Combines 3 courses in one enrolment £408

  • Work at your own speed – in your own time
  • No fixed completion dates
  • Free one to one friendly tutor support throughout
  • Ideal for those aiming to run their own yard

A good livery yard is hard to find making this one of our most popular courses.

Owing to the huge growth in equine ownership and general dissatisfaction with existing services at many yards, this course is a must for the enlightened yard manager. Without a doubt this is the Livery Yard Managers choice.  The Lingfield equine management courses are based on BHS Stages 1 – 3 theory.

Broaden your knowledge on equine care & management and how to run a livery yard business.

So – What’s in it for me?

  • Enrol now – immediate start.
  • Automated receipt of course files.  No waiting.
  • These courses are for real life riders in real life situations with horses who are not all the same, nor are they all kept the same, and for riders whose time may be limited and whose lives are as varied as their horses characters and lifestyles.

Covers all aspects of business management for Livery Yard Owners and equine management for the modern horse owner / groom /yard manager.  It will enable you to update and broaden your knowledge.  Detailed information on just about every relevant topic for the modern horse owner.  These are just some of the topics:

  • Insurances, accounting, legal issues,
  • Health, Safety, Risk Management,
  • Facilities, Converting existing buildings,
  • Marketing, Advertising, Required client base
  • Managing clients & staff, Responsibilities
  • Equine Psychology. Buying horses, Livery yards contracts
  • Wound management, Ailments prevention and treatments
  • Bits and bitting. The intricacies of feeding, nutrition & feed charts
  • Grassland management. Routines for small yard….. & much much more.
  • Courses include self assessment throughout and tutor assessed final assignment.

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

  • Considered the most comprehensive equine care & management distance learning programme available in the UK at this level.
  • You have the confidence that the author’s of these courses have professional qualifications and personal experience – they have been there and done it – they speak from experience.  Security in the knowledge that Lingfield Correspondence has been a professional BHS based Training Provider since 1996.

Detailed syllabus:

  1. Level 1 Equine Care & Management
  2. Level 2 Equine Care & Management
  1. Specialist Course 8 for Livery Yard Managers
Applying boots to legs.

Checking clients boots.

Approximately 1600 pages of easy to read text within 16 modules/sections or study packs. Plus dozens of interesting learning tasks, projects and optional assignments for Certification & Diploma.

Option to achieve 4 awards (Certificates/Diploma) on completion. To complete assignments you will require Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Free British Grooms Association membership on request.  Become a professional groom – display the logo on your car or in the yard tack room – email for info.

Reason to enrol:

  • Immediate Start
  • Work at your own speed and in your own time
  • Take breaks if you need to.  Totally flexible completion dates
  • Individual BHS / professional personal tutor support for every student
  • Based on the theory for the BHS Stages 1-2 & ABRS professional theory
  • Optional Certificates & Intermediate Diploma on successful completion.
  • Instalments available  *Via UK Bank accounts only.
    • Standing order set up is required prior to activation. Detailed form is provided when you complete checkout of first instalment payment.

Between 250 & 500 hours of study time – dependent on student input. It is estimated that 200 hrs is equivalent to studying full time for approximately 28 days.

READ MORE – ID8 Entry Requirements etc.

Printable Syllabus with Course Fees

Business management for Livery Yard Managers

  • 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, conversions etc.
  • Facilities
  • Requirements to fit assorted & various types of owner
  • Setting up a business, busines plans etc
  • 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
  • General management.


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.

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