Carrington Equine College




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An outstanding Riding Centre working with an outstanding College to provide an outstanding opportunity

  • Do you have a passion for horses?
  • Want to work with these beautiful animals on a daily basis?
  • Seeking a career in riding, equine and/or stable management?
  • Want to study full-time in a centre with amazing facilities?



These courses are for You

In association with Trafford College, we can now offer BTEC Level 2 & 3 Courses in Horse Care & Management plus training towards The British Horse Society’s Stage 1 & 2. The course will also include training towards The British Horse Society’s Preliminary Teacher Training award which is the first qualification required to become a riding school instructor.

This is a 2 year full-time study programme based at Carrington Riding Centre.


Carring Equine College Students



Brief Description of the Course:

This course provides the opportunity to study at level 3 (A level equivalent) for students who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of animal and equine science in relation to equine management – encompassing practical techniques, academic knowledge and technical skills. It is a popular option for both school leavers and successful Level 2 Diploma students. This course offers students either a direct route into industry in a practical setting or a valid route into higher education with the opportunity to achieve UCAS points on completion with a distinction profile. The course incorporates a mix of practicals, classroom lectures, industry visits and case study exercises.
The Equitation option allows students to develop their riding and training ability both in the saddle and from the ground. This route is practically demanding and we require students to be enthusiastic and passionate about horses. All students can expect to ride in 2-3 sessions per week.



BTEC Level 2 in Horse Care and Management
We will also be working towards The British Horse Society’s Stage 1



Entry Requirements
2 GCSEs (Grade D or above). Students will be expected to be able to demonstrate some prior knowledge and experience of working with, handling and riding horses.



Suitable For
This course is for those who wish to seek entry into employment in a variety of types of work, such as riding stables, stud farms, livery stables and ancillary industries.


Work Experience
Students will gain work experience at Carrington Riding Centre by undertaking yard duties during riding school hours. Students will also gain work experience through their core module : Work experience in the horse sector.



Please note that we have a 14 stone weight restriction for all riders who wish to enrol onto any of these courses. Riders will be weighed at our discretion

All riders must wear a riding hat approved to current standard and suitable clothing and footwear whenever participating in riding activities



Trafford College has been rated good by Ofsted for its teaching and learning excellence. It has 5 National Skills Academies for excellence in training and offers hundreds of courses. Young people leaving school can choose from traditional academic or vocational courses; adults can take up learning for the first time or enhance their career with higher level qualifications and employers can use the College’s business training unit to help upskill their employees. In addition, the College has Beacon Status, making it one of the top 8% in the country, and STEM Assured status for the quality of its delivery of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.


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