Exciting New Qualification at Fyling Hall: BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Equine Management

Fyling Hall School is Preparing Students for a Bright Future in the Equine Industry!

We are thrilled to announce the addition of a new qualification to our Sixth Form curriculum: The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Equine Management, is available from September 2024. This is open to all year 12-13 day pupils, termly boarders and weekly boarders. The qualification carries equivalent points to an A-Level.

Equine Management will now be offered alongside our existing A Levels, RSL Diplomas in the Performing arts, and the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), providing our students with more diversified learning opportunities. As far as we know, this makes Fyling Hall the only school in the region to offer this combination of qualifications.

Why Choose the BTEC Level 3 in Equine Management?

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Equine Management is a comprehensive course designed for students who are passionate about horses and are interested in pursuing a career in the equine industry. It can also be used as an additional qualification alongside A Levels for those with a strong interest in horses or those looking at related fields such as veterinary sciences or animal management.

Stable Manager and Riding Instructor, Coleen McQue saysI am delighted that Fyling Hall School is now offering this qualification. Recognising the potential for children to study and prepare themselves for an industry that is ever-growing and worth £10 billion in the UK alone.”

Key Benefits of this Qualification:

1. Industry-Relevant Skills: The course provides students with practical skills and knowledge directly applicable to the equine industry. From stable management to equine health and nutrition, students will gain hands-on experience that is highly valued by employers.
2. Comprehensive Curriculum: Students will study a range of subjects including equine behavior, horse biology, riding and training, and business management within the equine sector. This broad curriculum ensures that students are well-prepared for various career paths in the industry.
3. Pathway to Higher Education: The BTEC Level 3 qualification is recognized by universities and can contribute to UCAS points, making it an excellent stepping stone for students wishing to pursue higher education in equine studies or related fields.
4. Enhanced Employment Opportunities: Graduates of this course will be equipped with the skills and qualifications needed to enter the workforce immediately, with opportunities in areas such as equine care, riding instruction, equine business management, and more. There is apractical work experience element to the course.
5. Balance of Practical and Theoretical Learning: The course strikes a perfect balance between classroom-based learning and practical experience, ensuring that students are well-rounded and competent in both aspects. As this is a modular course it could reduce stress levels for pupils taking final A Level exams.

6. Skill Development: In addition to specific equine skills, students will develop broader skills such as teamwork, problem-solving, and communication, which are valuable in any career.

The Course Summary

The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Equine Management covers the following key modules:

  • Equine Structure, Form, and Function: Understanding the anatomy and physiology of horses.
  • Equine Health and Welfare: Learning about the care and management of horses to ensure their health and well-being.
  • Horse Behavior and Welfare: Studying the natural behavior of horses and how to manage them effectively.
  • Work Experience in the Equine Sector: Gaining real-world experience through work placements in the equine industry.
  • Principles of Equitation: Developing practical riding skills and understanding riding theory.

Head to the subject list on our sixth form teaching and learning page for more details.

Steven Allen, Headmaster explains, “At Fyling Hall, we are committed to providing our students with diverse and enriching educational opportunities. The BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate in Equine Management is an excellent addition to our curriculum, reflecting our dedication to offering programmes that meet the interests and aspirations of our students. Horseriding has always been part of life at Fyling Hall and we are really looking forward to starting the course this September.”

At Fyling Hall School we welcome both day pupils and boarders, with flexible weekly boarding and termly boarding options, making it easier than ever to be a part of our vibrant friendly school community. Please contact the school office for further details or to arrange a visit to the school.

We are excited to embark on this new journey with our students and look forward to seeing the unique paths they will carve out in the equine world!

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