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Easton & Otley College

Study Equine With Easton & Otley College

Easton Campus, Easton, Norwich, Norfolk, NR9 5DX
T: 0800 022 4556

Job Type: Equine Studies / Therapy & Rehabilitation

We are facing a new technological revolution and with the future potentially looking so very different in the years ahead, sustainable farming and communities has never been so important.  Here at Easton & Otley College we are lucky to have two fantastic campuses set in amazing surroundings with some of the best facilities to ensure we deliver the highest possible standard to ensure you exceed in your potential and ultimately get the job of your dreams. 

Our state of the art equine centres offer;

  • Olympic size indoor arena
  • Cross-country course
  • Horse walker
  • Solarium
  • Riding simulator


Access to Higher Education Diploma: Landbased Studies (Equine)

This intensive 1 year course (or 2 years part-time) provides mature students a supportive and adult environment in which to study a range of land-based topics. Optional units are available for equine and animal subjects and you will build your academic and vocational skills in your subject specialism 

Level 1 - Equine Skills NEW

This course introduces you to the basics of horse care. It is a great stepping stone for people who are keen to work with horses, but do not have previous experience. The purpose of this qualification is to provide a level 1 in practical equine skills to meet the needs of learners, industry and stakeholders. 

Level 1 - Land-Based Studies - Equine

This course is designed to offer progression to level 2 programmes, apprenticeships as well as employment within the land based sector. Land-based Studies is for anyone who wants a career working with animals.  You don’t need any experience of working in a land-based role or any previous land based qualification. It also allows students to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment or further study on a range of level 2 programmes offered by Easton and Otley College.

Level 2 - Technical Certificate in Horse Care

This Technical qualification from City and Guilds has been designed by employers to deliver the most up-to-date and relevant technical skills, which combine both theory and practical aspects including:

Animal health and welfare
The principles of feeding and watering horses
Undertake routine stable duties
Work experience in an equine related business.
Students will also study additional optional topics, including:
Riding horses on the flat
The principles of animal biology
Horse tack and clothing

Level 3 - Advanced Technical Extended Diploma in Equine Management

This new Technical qualification from City and Guilds is for students who are interested in studying both theory and practical aspects of the following topics:

Health and wellbeing, husbandry and handling
Nutrition and feeding
Horse behaviours and welfare
Students may also study additional optional topics, including: prepare horses for presentation, biological systems of horses, the principles of competition grooming, exercising horses.

Open Days / Course Advice Days 

Course Advise Days run on both campuses 9am-12pm

  • Saturday 2nd February
  • Saturday 23rd February
  • Saturday March 8th
  • Saturday April 6th 

Contact Details 


Tel: 08000 224556 

Easton Campus, Easton, Norwich NR9 5DX

Otley Campus, Otley, Ipswich, IP69EY



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