Equestrian Skills Flexible Study Programme

What is special about this course?

Do you enjoy working with horses and would you like to find out more about their needs and how to manage them?  Our flexible study courses will help!  This is a 2-year programme of study and is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to work in the equine sector.

This course is available to study in Aberdeenshire, Alness, Argyll, Aviemore, Benbecula – Western Isles, Brora, Caithness, Cumbernauld, Dornoch, Elgin, Fife, Forfar, Inverness, Inverurie, Isle of Skye, Nairn, Oban, Orkney, Peebles, Perthshire, Shetland and Stornoway.

Please contact our admissions department for more locations and more information on 01847 889250 or nhcinfo@uhi.ac.uk.  

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but knowledge of the subject area would be beneficial.

A wide range of topic areas including:

  • Horse identification and handling a quiet horse safely
  • Assist with grooming a quiet horse
  • Tack and tacking up
  • Stable routine
  • Horse health
  • Watering and feeding
  • Tacking up for ridden competition work
  • Horse care: lunging
  • Horse care: trimming, turnout and clipping

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

This course is available to study in Aberdeenshire, Alness, Argyll, Aviemore, Benbecula – Western Isles, Brora, Caithness, Cumbernauld, Dornoch, Elgin, Fife, Forfar, Inverness, Inverurie, Isle of Skye, Nairn, Oban, Orkney, Peebles, Perthshire, Shetland and Stornoway.

You will attend an evening class once a week to cover the practical aspects of the course while you study the theory in your own time.

There may also be the occasional weekend study classes at Rural Studies Centre near Halkirk
.


How long will my course last?


Flexible study course.


Where can I study my course?

    • Thurso

Start date

Flexible. Please contact 01847 889250 for more information.

Fees

For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at North Highland College UHI. North Highland College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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